Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

It’s an opportunity for eligible high school students to earn lower-division college credit during their regular high school classes. The credits are treated the same as regular college credit, and are transferable to other Maricopa Community Colleges, Arizona’s state universities, and many out-of-state colleges.

Benefits of Dual Enrollment

  • Earn College & High School Credit - Dual Enrollment courses meet at the high school during the regular high school day. All courses are taught by college certified high school instructors using the college curriculum and text.
  • Transferable Credit - Dual Enrollment students receive, upon request, a Scottsdale Community College transcript that may be submitted to the college of their choice. Articulation agreements are in place among all Arizona public colleges and universities, as well as several Arizona private colleges. Since Scottsdale Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, students are generally successful in transferring courses to other colleges and universities as well.
  • Save Money - Tuition rate is currently $86 per credit hour (the same as all Maricopa Community College students). This is approximately one third the tuition cost of in-state universities and is significantly less than private and out-of-state universities. Students will also save on book costs and lab fees (which average $864 annually per student at Arizona's three major universities).
  • College Readiness & Reduced College Completion Time - According to the U.S. Department of Education, college credits earned prior to high school graduation reduce the average time-to-degree (0 credits = 4.65 years, 9+ credits = 4.25 years) and increase the likelihood of graduation for students who participate in dual enrollment. In 1995, by linking K-12 to postsecondary education in Georgia, the percentage of high school students taking a rigorous core curriculum rose from 76% to 91% and postsecondary remediation levels fell by nearly 40%.
  • Bridge to College - Students learn and adapt to the rigors of college course work while in a familiar setting. Students learn skills and behaviors that will aid them in college. Having taken college courses will ease students' fears about college.
  • Reduce Course Duplication - Students will often be required to take courses in college that duplicate what they have done in high school. By earning college credits for the work they complete in high school, students will not be required to take courses in college that duplicate their previous studies.
  • Early Occupational Skills - Students desiring to enter the world of work after high school can reduce or eliminate the time required for occupational training. Occupational courses also allow academically bound students to learn skills that will get them better paying jobs during their college careers.

Dual enrollment students must be attending a participating high school and meet the general eligibility requirement of either scoring “proficiency” on the AZMerit or PSAT 93 or SAT 930 or ACT 22 or completion of the Reading Accuplacer test. English and math classes require a qualifying placement test score in the subject area.

Complete Step one from the front page. Bring your SCC Student ID number and a photo ID to the SCC Testing Center. Tell Testing Center which test you need. Hours for Testing Center:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8am - 3:30pm
  • Friday: 10am - 2:30pm

If you need to re-test: You can take the placement test again 24 hours after the original test. A third test is allowed no sooner than three months from the oldest test date. A fourth test will only be allowed two years after the oldest test date.

The in-state, in-county tuition rate is $86 (instate) per credit hour. There is an additional $15 registration fee per semester for each college you do dual enrollment through. (Tuition is subject to change.) Failure to set up a pay tuition or set up a payment plan by the semester deadline will result in students being automatically dropped from classes without notification.

NOTE: A debt will remain until paid, which could impact the students ability to take future classes at other in-state colleges.

It is the student’s responsibility to drop the class through one of the following methods:

  1. Contact the SCC Admissions and Records Office at (480) 423-6100 with your name, college ID number, high school, and the class you want to add, drop, or change.
  2. Come in person to the SCC Admissions and Records Office at 9000 E. Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale, AZ and submit a drop/add form.

Only classes dropped before the semester payment deadline will remove tuition fees or initiate a refund for tuition already paid. Dropping a class after the semester payment deadline will result in a grade of W on your transcript, and you will still be responsible for paying tuition, or be ineligible for a refund if you’ve already paid tuition.

Think of your MEID (User ID) as your user name to access online services with the college. You’ll use this to log in to my.maricopa.edu and access your student email. Your college ID number is used to identify your unique student account when corresponding with college staff.

If you have forgotten your MEID: go to my.maricopa.edu, click the Student Center icon. Next click the “forgot your MEID?” link.

For your college ID number: go to my.maricopa.edu, click the Student Center icon, then log in with your MEID (User ID) and password. Scroll down to the Personal Information section, and click “Demographic Data”. The first item listed next to ID is your college ID number.

The easiest way to have your transcripts sent to another college is through your “Student Center” account on my.maricopa.edu. In the drop down menu under “Academics” click “request transcript”. If you are having trouble contact the SCC Admissions Office at (480) 423-6100.

YES, dual enrollment students have access to all the same resources as traditional campus attending students. This includes the Library, computer labs, free tutoring centers, free printing, counseling and advisement.