Dual Credit Opportunities
Dual credit is the opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. A qualified instructor provides rigorous content aligned with college coursework through regional post-secondary institutions and partnerships such as Northwest Promise, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland Community College, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, Western Oregon University, Tillamook Bay Community College, and Willamette Promise. Upon completion of the course, students can earn both high school credit as well as college credit that is reflected in a transcript from the post-secondary institution.
Because of the nature of post-secondary partnership agreements, qualifications of instructors, and staffing, in some circumstances we might not be able to offer dual credit aligned with high school courses. It should be known that when students enroll in a high school dual credit-articulated course, it is not guaranteed they will receive college credit.
Students who elect to take dual credit should consider how the course will align with their post-secondary goals. Students should look for credits that fit into the degree or certificate pathways that interest them. Unsatisfactory grades can have a negative impact on a student’s financial aid opportunities; failing grades can impact financial aid eligibility. Additionally, credits earned in high school count toward the 90 credit maximum for the Oregon Promise grant. Students should only sign up for credit that is purposeful.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Students enrolled in dual credit are protected by The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Due to this, parents/guardians will not have access to student specific information including enrollment, grading, and transcript information. Evidence of college credit will not be reflected on the high school transcript. Records of college credits earned may be obtained by contacting the registrar’s office at the individual post-secondary institution. Students and parents/guardians should talk about the significance of enrolling in college level courses.
Click the schools below to see current dual credit opportunities or see pages 12-14 of the Course Catalog (English | Spanish). Please contact your counselor or instructor for dual credit requirements for each course.