Dual Enrollment

How to Guide Your Students


Admissions Requirement - Students must be admitted to Scottsdale Community College (SCC) before they enroll in dual enrollment courses. By State Statute, students under eighteen years of age may be admitted to a community college by achieving one of the following:

  • A composite score of 93 or more on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT).
  • A composite score of 930 or more on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
  • A composite score of twenty-two or more on the American College Test (ACT).
  • A passing score on the relevant portions of the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test.
  • The completion of a college placement test designated by the community college district that indicates the student is at the appropriate college level for the course.
  • Is a graduate of a private or public high school or has a high school certificate of equivalency.
  • ** Students who enroll in vocational courses may be admitted on an individual basis with the approval of college officials if the student meets the established requirements of the courses for which the student enrolls and the college officials determine that the student's admission is in the best interest of the student.

Student Conduct - In addition to the rules outlined by the high schools, students are required to follow the policies and procedures of Scottsdale Community College. This includes behavior and conduct.

Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement - Dual Enrollment courses focus on skills application, allowing for a more flexible curriculum which may include labs, computer applications, and field trips. Students receive a grade and credit for the work performed throughout the school year. These credits usually transfer to the student's college of choice as direct course equivalents. Advanced Placement classes prepare students to pass the AP test. Credit is awarded solely on the students' performance on this one exam and may transfer to college only as an elective credit.

Grade Point Average - High schools may opt to give Dual Enrollment courses a weighted grade (a 5.0 on a 4.0 scale). The high school registrar should have this information. Scottsdale Community College will record a grade for the completed course. This grade will be part of the student's permanent academic record.

Tuition and Fees - Dual Enrollment students pay the same tuition rate assessed for all Maricopa Community College courses. This is a significant savings over private and out-of-state colleges, and about one third the cost of comparable in-state university courses. Current tuition rates are listed in the registration materials. As an additional savings, many dual students do not have to purchase textbooks or pay lab fees because these materials are generally provided by the high school.

Disciplinary Action - Disciplinary action will follow the policies of Scottsdale Community College. This may include, but is not limited to, withdrawing a student, probation, and disallowance of future enrollment at Scottsdale Community College.