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Steps to Apply

In order to take early college courses, students must:

1.  Contact their high school guidance counselor to discuss options and eligibility for early college courses.

  • Dual Credit refers to college level courses that are taught by high school instructors at the high school. Student are earning both high school and college level credit. Prerequisites and course content are the same as if the course took place at the Jefferson College campus. Course offerings vary among Jefferson County high schools. If a high school offers a Jefferson College Dual Credit course, students can obtain an application from their high school guidance counselor.

  • Dual Enrollment refers to high school students concurrently enrolled in college level courses taught online or on the Jefferson College campus. Dual enrolled students may or may not earn high school credit for courses taken at the college campus or online, but they will earn college credit. Typically, coursework is completed outside of high school classes or during a study hall period at the high school. Students interested in Dual Enrollment can obtain an application from their high school guidance counselor.

  • Students interested in a cohort program to complete an associate degree or the 42 hour block of general education will apply with their high school first, then will complete the registration process with Jefferson College. 

  • If you attend a private high school or a public high school outside of Jefferson County, please contact Jaclyn Birks, Early College Coordinator, at (636) 481-3216 or jbirks@jeffco.edu to discuss steps for enrollment.

  • If you are a homeschooled student, please complete the Dual Enrolled Homeschool Student Application for Admission and complete the steps listed on the form.

2.  Meet the same requirements for placement into courses as those required of regular college-level students.

3.  Fulfill individual grade level requirements.

  • Juniors and seniors must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and obtain written permission from a parent/legal guardian and their principal or counselor.

    • Students with a cumulative GPA between 2.5–2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) may be allowed to take early college courses if they achieve acceptable English, Math, and/or Reading scores on the ACT or ACCUPLACER placement test, or if they complete an alternative means of placement determination. Students can retake placement tests or file an appeal if their test scores do not meet eligibility criteria.

  • Sophomores must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and obtain written permission from a parent/legal guardian and their principal or counselor.

  • Freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), must have a composite score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT, and obtain written permission from a parent/legal guardian and their principal or counselor.

Students should check with their high school counselors for further details.

Additional Information

Students classified as early college students are not considered regular first-time college students at Jefferson College until they meet regular admission requirements. 
 
Early college students are not eligible for federal financial aid. 

Registration Timeline

Fall 2023

Dual Credit Courses 
High School Campus

14 Week
Dual Enrollment
Courses
Online

Year-Long Dual Credit Courses
High School Campus

Registration Begins

March 27

March 27

March 27

Classes Begin

Late August

September 1

Late August

Last Day to Register

September 7

September 7
(if seats are still available)

September 7

Last Day to DROP
(student is
not financially responsible and course will not appear on Jefferson College transcript)

September 14

September 14

September 29

Last Day to WITHDRAW
(student remains financially responsible and course will appear as a W on Jefferson College transcript)

November 16

November 16

February 23, 2024

Payment Due

November 27

November 27

November 27


Spring 2024

Dual Credit Courses
High School Campus

14 Week
Dual Enrollment Courses
Online

Year-Long Dual Credit Courses
High School Campus

Registration Begins

October 16, 2023

October 16, 2023

March 27, 2023

Classes Begin

Early January

January 29

Late August 2023

Last Day to Register

February 1

February 1

September 7, 2023

Last Day to DROP
(student is not financially responsible and course will not appear on Jefferson College transcript)

February 8

February 8

September 29, 2023

Last Day to WITHDRAW
(student remains financially responsible and course
will appear as a W on Jefferson College transcript)

April 10

April 10

February 23, 2023

Payment Due

April 19

April 19

November 27, 2023

If you have any questions, please contact Early College Coordinator, Jaclyn Birks, at 636-481-3216 or jbirks@jeffco.edu.


Jefferson College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for Jefferson College. The policy statements address Jefferson College’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.

Additionally, this report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, Jefferson College Campus Police Department enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. Also included are crime statistics for three previous calendar years which were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.

This report is available online at: https://www.jeffco.edu/sites/default/files/PR/Web/Consumer-Info/2023/annual-security-fire-safety-report.pdf.

You may also request a paper copy from the Jefferson College Police Department by phone at 636-481-3500 or at Jefferson College Hillsboro - 802 Mel Carnahan Drive, Apartment 214, Hillsboro, MO 63050; Jefferson College Arnold - 1687 Missouri State Road, Arnold, MO 63010; or Jefferson College Imperial - 4400 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold, MO 63010.

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