Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment?

The Dual Enrollment (DE) program at Delgado Community College is designed for students who have the ability to benefit from instruction in either their chosen career path or enrollment in a transferable course at the College in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school. Upon successful completion, students will receive high school units and transcripted credit from Delgado Community College.

Program Requirements

For acceptance into the Dual Enrollment Program, students must:

  • Have parental and school administration permission.
  • Be in “Good Standing” as defined by the student’s high school.
  • Be a junior or senior; in some instances, sophomores may be eligible.
  • Be eligible for course(s) per ACT score or Delgado placement test scores.
  • Students wishing to take courses that transfer to other colleges (Courses listed on the Articulation Matrix) must meet the Board of Regents Academic Affairs Policy 2.22 Dual Enrollment Requirements (at minimum a 2.5 Grade Point Average and ACT Composite Score of 19 with English Subscore of 18 and Math Subscore of 19) and meet the course(s) of interest's prerequisite and/or corequisite requirements for entry into those courses.
  • Students wishing to take Technical/Work Skills courses (Courses NOT listed on the Articulation Matrix)   must have at minimum a 2.0 Grade Point Average and meet the course(s) of interest's prerequisite and/or corequisite requirements for entry into those courses.

For the 2021 - 2022 Academic School Year

  • Students interested in enrolling in General Education Courses or Courses found of the Master Course Articulation Matrix must meet the Louisiana Board of Regent's 2020-2021 Emergency Interim Policy for Dual Enrollment (at minimum students need a 2.5 GPA and meet the approved scores from the approved standardized tests or a counselor recommendation based on overall student performance and grade trends in the subject) and meet the course of interest's prerequisite and/or corequisite requirements.
  • Students interested in course(s) not found on the Master Course Articulation Matrix must have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 Scale or utilize the Counselor/Teacher Recommendation Form for Technical/Vocational/Non-Matrix Courses and meet the course of interest’s prerequisite and/or corequisite requirements.

Tuition Costs

  • Courses taught by DCC instructors on DCC campuses, online, or at the high school, will be billed at the current published cost of tuition, in addition to all fees or additional course/program charges.
  • Courses taught by credentialed secondary faculty at the high school site will be billed tuition of $50 per credit hour.
  • The student, or school, is responsible for any charges that exceed SCA or TOPS Tech funding.
  • Purchase of textbooks and supplies are the responsibility of the student, or school. First Day Books fees will not be waived.

Credit Hours

  • During the Fall Semester students can enroll in a maximum of 18 credit hours.
  • During the Spring Semester students can enroll in a maximum of 18 credit hours.
  • During the Summer Semester students can enroll in a maximum of 9 credit hours.

Benefits/Advantages of Dual Enrollment

  • Enter a college or four-year university with college credit thereby saving time and money.
  • Receive relevant skills training in high demand, high wage professions.
  • Have access to college resources, facilities, and services such as advising, career counseling, and mentoring.

Application Process

Applicants must complete the online application and the printable application before classes can be scheduled. 

TOPS Tech Early Start

To receive TOPS Tech Early Start funding, students must:

  • Be a junior or senior.
  • Have scored a 15 on the ACT PLAN Assessment in English and Math and have a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be enrolled in a TOPS Tech eligible course.
  • Be in good standing as defined by the school.

Important Deadlines

Semester/Session Application Deadline Classes Begin Last Day to Drop with a "W"
Fall 2021 August 13, 2021 August 14, 2021 November 10, 2021
Spring 2022 January 14, 2022 January 15, 2022 April 5, 2022
Summer 2022 May 31, 2022 June 1, 2022 July 5, 2022