Dual Credit

Dual Credit

Join in on the college experience before your freshman year at Delta State.

Delta State’s Dual Enrollment Experience offers exceptional high school students the opportunity to join in our community to earn college credit before graduating high school. For the highly motivated, dual enrollment gives students a jump-start on college, giving the student the opportunity to stand out in college before the freshman year. Depending upon course selection, you may be in a classroom at your high school or on campus here in Cleveland. By completing college coursework early, you’ll stand out among the other incoming students.

Who can join in to participate in Dual Enrollment?

In order to join in on the Dual Enrollment Experience at Delta State, a student must:

  • Complete an Undergraduate Application to Delta State University.
    • When selecting “Academic Program of Interest”, you must select “Non-Degree Seeking-UG“.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale AND
    • Completed a minimum of fourteen (14) core high school units and have  OR
    • Earned a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or the SAT equivalent
  • Have taken the ACT/SAT* at least once
  • Submit all required documentation and registration forms including
    • Official In-progress High School Transcripts
    • Official ACT/SAT Scores
    • Immunization Records (MMR)

Based upon availability and enrollment, a qualified student can earn an unlimited number of university credits. Participation in our Dual Enrollment Experience does not affect eligibility for freshman-level scholarships.

What courses have prerequisites at Delta State University?

At Delta State University, some courses require a specific sub-score on the ACT/SAT to take the course. Please refer to the University Catalog for specific course requirements. For the most common courses in the Dual Enrollment Experience, the following sub-scores are required:

  • English Composition requires an ACT English Sub-score of 17.
  • History and/or Literature requires an ACT Reading Sub-score of 17.
  • College-level Mathematics requires an ACT Mathematics Sub-score of 20.

A student may take the ACCUPLACER instead of the ACT/SAT. If ACCUPLACER is replacing ACT/SAT test scores, all sections must be passed for admission. ACCUPLACER requirements for sub-test scores also must be met for English, Reading, History or Literature, and Mathematics. An overall passing score and passing of sub-tests are necessary in order to be placed in dual enrollment.

Acceptance to our Dual Enrollment Experience does not qualify a student for full-time freshman admittance. To be considered for admission to Delta State as a freshman, the student must apply for admission as a first-time freshman and meet the admission requirements as set forth by the IHL.

How much does it cost?

The standard tuition rate for dual enrollment course is $125 for a 3-credit hour course. Dual credit fees and tuition are subject to the University Refund Policy.Other educational costs students and families may incur are:
  • Application fee
  • Textbooks
  • Course/Lab fees (detailed in the course description located in the University Catalog)

Want More Information?

If you have any questions or need any help through your next steps, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help guide you through this process and discuss your future at Delta State University.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:00pm CST. Please contact us at 662-846-4020 or admissions@deltastate.edu to speak with us about your future Dual Enrollment Experience.