Dual Enrollment & Early College

  • Dual Enrollment/Early College allows students the opportunity to take college level courses while still in high school.  Students can participate in Dual Enrollment and/or Early College programs in grades 10 -12.  Courses completed successfully at one of our partner institutions count towards both high school credit and college credit.  Jefferson County Schools have Dual Enrollment and/or Early College partnership with the following institutions:

    • Bevill State Community College
    • Jefferson State Community College
    • Lawson State Community College
    • Wallace State Community College
    • UAB Start
    • UA Early College
    • Auburn First
    • JSU Core Scholars
    • University of Montevallo College Ahead
    • Judson College Dual Enrollment by Distance

    Students should understand that they are registering for college courses for college credit. The grades in these courses will become a part of the student's permanent college record. It is important that students do well in their first college courses so they begin their college career with success.  Talk to your high school counselor and parent(s) about the program. Students will need to fill out or provide some or all of the following to participate:

    • The Jefferson County Schools' Dual Enrollment Application
    • Application for admission to the postsecondary institution of choice
    • A current photo ID
    • ACT scores (or arrange to take ACCUPLACER test if the ACT hasn't been taken yet)

    Fall Dual Enrollment/Early College Scholarships are available. Please contact your school counselor for more details. 

    If you'd like more information on these programs, please contact your school counselor or Carol Sherman, Advanced Programs Specialist for Jefferson County Schools.