CATALOG: High School Dual Enrollment
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 provide college-level educational opportunities not otherwise available. Dual enrollment courses allow 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. Ninth and tenth graders can enroll only 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.
Dual-enrollment students must:
- Complete the online application by the high school’s deadline.
- Take the Virginia Placement Test (English and math) and earn qualifying scores or demonstrate readiness for college by meeting the admission criteria for transfer or CTE courses.
- Meet all course prerequisites.
Pursuant to the Governing Principles of Dual Enrollment, schools and colleges are encouraged to provide high school students with the opportunity for dual enrollment. The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Dual Enrollment Financial Model applies when dual enrollment courses are held at the high school. Per VCCS policy, full tuition and fees apply if a high school student enrolls in dual enrollment courses. Reimbursement to the school for a portion of the tuition might occur if the school’s contribution of resources is adequate as specified in the dual enrollment contract between Rappahannock Community College and the Virginia Public School. Prospective dual enrollment students should first seek information and permission from their high school guidance office before registering for a dual enrollment course. Dual-enrollment students will be registered for RCC courses through their high school.
If eligible, qualified, and admitted, high school juniors and seniors who can benefit academically from an early college experience are also welcome to take courses at any RCC campus, RCC site, or online.
Last modified on 08-28-2019