THE DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM:
HOW TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL
The Dual Enrollment Program is a cooperative program between MCC and area school districts and BOCES that provides the opportunity for high school students to enroll in MCC courses and receive official college credit. This is a unique opportunity to experience college-level coursework and earn college credits while you complete your high school diploma. Dual Enrollment courses are taught by your teachers in your high school. Your high school teacher will work directly with an MCC professor in developing the curriculum for the course. These courses will have the same curriculum and requirements as those offered by MCC and receive the same college credit. Dual Enrollment courses offer the option of receiving credit for the course on both high school and MCC transcripts.
If you choose to take the course for college credit you must complete an MCC online registration form and pay a reduced tuition rate (currently $43/credit hour), a technology and records fee. Traditional MCC tuition is $128 per credit hour, so this is a significant savings.
How do I find out if a course is Dual Enrollment?
If a course is Dual Enrollment, the high school teacher will provide information to you. See our complete listing of Dual Enrollment courses.
How and when do I register for a Dual Enrollment course?
Registration for MCC Dual Enrollment courses takes place online through: www.monroecc.edu/Go/DualEnroll. The process is simple and easy to navigate. Choose your high school from the list. Then choose the class(es) you are taking at your high school for which you wish to earn both high school and college credit. You must be registered in the high school section in order to register for the Dual Enrollment option. Once the registration deadline has passed, MCC cannot accept any additional registrations.
Dual Enrollment students can register for a maximum of 11 credit hours per semester. However, that maximum includes all MCC courses, including those taken at an MCC campus, extension site, at your high school or online.
It is a good idea to talk with your parent/guardian, teacher or counselor to determine if taking a Dual Enrollment class is a right for you. The grade you earn will become part of your official college transcript at MCC.
How to Register Online:
- Discuss your decision with your parents or guardian and school counselor.
- Consider how the course will fit with your college plans and intended major.
- Determine if this is a course in which you will be academically successful.
Go to the online form at: www.monroecc.edu/Go/DualEnroll
Step 1: Choose your high school
- Review the list of Dual Enrollment courses offered at your high school.
- Click the box next to the course(s) you plan to take.
- Click Next.
Step 2: Enter your name and personal information
- Carefully enter your biographical information so we can reach you.
- If you live within Monroe County, click Next.
- If you live outside of Monroe County, you will be directed to a Certificate of Residency form.
- Print the form and take it to your County Treasurer’s Office in order to certify residency in your home county.
- Mail the completed form to MCC within 2 weeks of registration.
- Students living outside of Monroe County, without completed Certificates of Residency, will be billed additional tuition charges. Avoid this by sending the form to MCC in a timely fashion.
- Click Next.
Step 3: Review the summary of your registration information
- Share the summary information with your parents or guardian.
- A bill will be forwarded to your home address.
- Tuition is due by Monday, April 9, 2012. This deadline is important to be eligible to receive college credit for the course. You may be dropped from the MCC course if you don’t pay the tuition by the deadline. Late payments or re-registrations will not be accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What area school districts and BOCES participate in the MCC Dual Enrollment Program?
Listed below are MCC’s current Dual Enrollment partners. Please note that the school districts and BOCES select which courses to offer; therefore, not all courses are available in every school.
How and when do I pay for a Dual Enrollment course?
You will be informed of the amount of tuition due in the last step of online registration. An official tuition bill will be sent from the MCC Student Accounts Office in mid-march. Tuition must be paid by Monday, April 9, 2012.
The "amount due" will be $43 for each credit hour for which you register. (e.g., 1 credit = $43; 2 credits = $86; 3 credits = $129; 4 credits = $172, etc.) A mandatory records and technology fee will be included on the bill. Tuition is due by Monday, April 9, 2012. If payment is not received by this date, you will be dropped or de-registered from the MCC course. You will still be enrolled in the course for high school credit, but will not receive college credit from MCC.
What if I change my mind, can I get a refund?
There are no tuition refunds should you change your mind and decide not to take the course for MCC credit.
If I take a Dual Enrollment course, will the MCC credits transfer to other colleges? How does that happen?
Most colleges accept MCC credit. You will need to request an official academic transcript from MCC and provide it for the other college. However, you must achieve a grade of C or better (some colleges may require a minimum grade of B) in the course. It is a good idea to check with the college you plan to attend as each institution sets its own policy regarding the acceptance of transfer credit. Your MCC college credit may be applied toward your chosen degree, as an elective, as a substitute for a required course, or make you eligible to take a higher level course.
For more information, contact the Dual Enrollment Office at MCC at DualCredit@monroecc.edu. Or call us at 292-2300, ext. 0. Be sure to identify yourself as a Dual Enrollment student so we can direct you to the correct team member.
What if I want to withdraw from a course?
If you think you’re likely to earn a final grade of D or F, you should strongly consider officially withdrawing from the course. This will result in a grade of “W” instead of having a failing grade on your MCC transcript. Simply tell your teacher that you want to withdraw. You may also remain in the high school course even if you withdraw from MCC.
The Dual Enrollment Class withdrawal deadlines are as follows:
Fall 2011 (Sept - Jan) - January 13, 2012
- Full-Year 2011-2012 (Sept - June) - April 27, 2012
- Spring 2012 (Jan - June) - May 30, 2012
How will I be graded?
Your high school teacher determines your final grade, in cooperation with his or her MCC faculty liaison. Some Dual Enrollment courses require an additional exam or project. In this case, your final high school grade might be different from your MCC grade. At the end of the course, you will receive a grade report from MCC.
Who do I contact with other questions?
We have a team of people responding to emails throughout the day, and would be happy to answer your questions. Please send an email the Registration & Records Office at Monroe Community College at DualCredit@monroecc.edu. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. If you choose to call us (585.292.2300, ext. 0), be sure to tell us that you are a Dual Enrollment student so we can direct you to the right team member.
Dual Enrollment Handbook
Dual Enrollment Curriculum Checklist (For Faculty)
Dual Enrollment Contact Log (For Faculty)