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 Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland Community College, Portland State University, Western Oregon University, Tillamook Bay Community College, Central Oregon 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.