Dual Enrollment

High School students can take college-level courses through RCC with the Dual Enrollment program

Rappahannock Community College (RCC) has dual enrollment agreements with local public school systems to offer college-level courses that can be taken at the high school location. Dual enrollment programs are voluntary and enable students to take community college courses while enrolled in high school and provides college level educational opportunities not otherwise available. Dual enrollment courses allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses during the school day where they receive both college and high school credit prior to high school graduation. Freshman and sophomores can enroll with special approval from RCC’s administration.  Students who have previously taken dual enrollment classes do not need to re-apply for admission.

Students should follow the Steps for Dual Enrollment.

What are the benefits? According to the Community College Research Center:

DE students have a higher likelihood of:

  • Graduating from high school
  • Enrolling in college after high school graduation
  • Pursuing a baccalaureate degree
  • Persisting to completion

Transferability: Dual enrollment courses are offered as a pathway into college or careers.  Some classes are designed to transfer to a four-year school, fulfilling freshman or lower division course requirements.  Other dual enrollment courses are not intended to transfer, but are requirements of a career/occupational certificate or applied science degrees offered at the community college. Four-year colleges ultimately make the determination of what will transfer into their school and how it will transfer into the student’s degree program of choice.

If you’re a Dual Enrollment student and you are interested in completing a certificate or degree while in high school, contact the Dual Enrollment Advisor.  You can follow the course requirements as outlined in the Degrees and Certificates of the College Catalog.

Dual Enrollment team

Canice Graziano

Canice Graziano

Dean of Dual Enrollment & Community Outreach


Hutt Williams

Hutt Williams

Dual Enrollment Advisor and College Recruiter, Dual Enrollment


Basheer Abdul-Malik

Basheer Abdul-Malik

Administrative Assistant, Dual Enrollment & Community Outreach


Upcoming Events

No Events on The List at This Time


Rappahannock Community College

RCC expands to King William, New Kent and King George

Rappahannock Community College is one of the smaller member institutions of the Virginia Community College System as regards student enrollment. But it also oversees one of the VCCS’s largest service regions. In an effort to make attending college more convenient for residents of this 12-county region’s outlying areas, RCC has recently opened satellite sites in […]

Rappahannock Community College

Teacher hopeful granted NNAR scholarship

Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation scholarships have paved the way for many area residents to realize their life goals. For the coming school year, a $2000 award funded by the Northern Neck Association of Realtors will start Northumberland High School graduate Sarah Haynie on the path to a degree, and hopefully a career, in elementary […]