Dual credit classes are college classes that allow high school students to receive both high school credit and college credit. This is a great way for students to earn credits that count towards both high school requirements and college at a cheaper price. In addition to the requirements for admission into the dual credit program, each high school has its own requirements for students wishing to do dual credit classes. Students are able to challenge themselves through these college-level classes.
How much do dual credit classes cost?
Classes cost $48.33 per credit hour. Those same classes could cost $200-$300 per credit hour in college.
What are the requirements for dual credit classes?
Admission Requirements (Applicants must Meet One of the Four Requirements Below):
1. High school junior eligible to enroll in a high school in South Dakota who meets one of the following
a. earn an ACT composite score of 24 reflective of the 70% percentile; or
b. rank in upper one‐third of their graduating class; or
c. earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale;
2. High school senior eligible to enroll in a high school in South Dakota who meets one of the following
a. earn an ACT composite score of 21 reflective of the 50% percentile; or
b. rank in the upper one‐half of their graduating class; or
c. earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;
3. High School junior or senior eligible to enroll in a high school in South Dakota who meets all of the
following Undergraduate admissions requirements:
a. ACT score of 18 (or 21 for USD & SDSM&T); and
b. Successful completion of coursework Requirements
• Four Years of English
• Three years of advanced mathematics
• Three years of laboratory science
• Three years of social studies
• One year of fine arts
4. Take one of the assessments below and meet the required score(s):
a. 10th Grade ACT Aspire Summative Assessment – (Score 434 or higher)
b. Accuplacer (Sentence Skills – Score 86 or higher AND Elementary Algebra – Score 76 or higher)