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How To Apply

Steps to Apply

In order to qualify for admission, students must:

1.  First contact their high school counselor's office to see if they are eligible for Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment. The student should review the difference between Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment in order to complete the correct application. Students participating in both Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment must complete both applications. 

  • 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. Dual Credit Application

  • Dual Enrollment refers to high school students concurrently enrolled in college level courses taught online or on the 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 period at the high school. Dual Enrollment Application

  • If you are part of a high school AA 42-Hour Cohort program, please apply through the general online application.

  • If you are a homeschooled student, attend a private school, or attend a high school outside of Jefferson County, please apply through the general online application.

2.  Meet the same prerequisite requirements for placement into individual courses as those required of on-campus students. Course prerequisites are provided in the course descriptions in the College Catalog and on the Math and English Placement Charts.

3.  Fulfill individual grade level requirements:

  • 11th & 12th grade

    • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students with an overall GPA between 2.5–2.99 may be admitted if they meet the following criteria:

      • Achieve acceptable English, Math, and Reading scores on the ACT or ACCUPLACER placement test or complete an alternative means of placement determination. Students can re-take the test or file for an appeal if their test scores do not meet eligibility criteria.

      • Obtain written permission from a parent or legal guardian and a principal or counselor.

  • 10th grade:

    • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

    • Obtain written permission from a parent or legal guardian and a principal or counselor.

  • 9th grade:

    • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

    • Have a composite score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT.

    • Obtain written permission from a parent or legal guardian and a principal or counselor.

 

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

Additional Information

Students classified as Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment students are not considered Regular First-Time college students at Jefferson College until they meet Regular Admission requirements. 
 
Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment students are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

Important Dates

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but applications are accepted until the beginning of each semester’s classes.
 

Enrollment Timeline Fall 2020*

Fall 2020

Courses Offered On High School Campus

Online Courses 
(14-week)

Year-Long Courses
Offered at the High School**

Registration begins

March 23

March 23

March 23

First day of class

Mid-Late August

August 31

Mid-Late August

Last day for students to register

September 4^

September 4
(if seats are still available)

September 4^

Last day for students to withdraw and NOT be financially responsible

September 11

September 11

September 25

Last day for students to withdraw WITHOUT instructor permission 

October 16

October 16

December 16

Payment for dual credit course(s) due 

November 20

November 20

November 20

Last day for students to withdraw WITH instructor permission 

November 23

November 23

February 19

Grades Due

December 16 at noon

December 16 at noon

May 19 at noon

*basic formula for dates: 

  • 1/16 course to add
  • 1/8 course for drop/refund
  • 1/2 course for WD without permission
  • 3/4 course for WD with permission

** based on 32-weeks (2 16-week semesters)

^ registration deadline may be extended to Oct. 9 for students registered for the Sept. 12, 13, or 19 ACT exam


Enrollment Timeline Spring 2021*

Spring 2021

Courses Offered On High School Campus

Online Courses
(14-week)

Year-Long Courses Offered at the High School**

Registration begins***

November 4

November 4

X

First day of class

Early January

January 25

X

Last day for students to register

January 29

January 29

(if seats are still available)

X

Last day for students to withdraw and NOT be financially responsible

February 5

February 5

X

Last day for students to withdraw WITHOUT instructor permission 

March 11

March 11

X

Payment for dual credit course(s) due

April 13

April 13

November 20

Last day for students to withdraw WITH instructor permission 

April 13

April 13

February 20

Grades Due

May 19 at noon

May 19 at noon

May 19 at noon

*basic formula for dates: 

  • 1/16 course to add
  • 1/8 course for drop/refund
  • 1/2 course for WD without permission
  • 3/4 course for WD with permission

** based on 32-weeks (2 16-week semesters)

***cohort students are registered for spring and fall classes at the same time

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