Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Program

Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Program

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For information concerning Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit, or for information on courses offered at locations other than the main campus, please contact:

Rachel A. Clutter
Director of Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit   
215A Hefflin Administration Building
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The Glenville State University Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Program allows students from across West Virginia an opportunity to satisfy high school and college requirements at the same time–hence the name “dual credit.” GSU enrolls over 400 students each semester through an educational partnership with counties across the state.  Please email or call Director Clutter to find out of your county participates.

Students who complete coursework as dual enrollment students through Glenville State University are being proactive, as they are getting a “jump-start” not only on their college careers, but also into their careers of choice. Students who complete GSU’s AA Pathway program can potentially graduate from a four-year college two years earlier. This is accomplished by completing an Associate of Arts (AA) degree while in high school by carefully planning and meeting all graduation requirements for both a high school diploma and an AA in General Studies.  Students who are interested in careers in Education, Nursing/Health Sciences, Psychology/Counseling/Social Work, or Energy Management are encouraged to explore our Grow Your Own, Health Sciences, Social Services, or Natural Resource Management pathways to get a one-year jumpstart on their four-year degree.

Students who take advantage of this wonderful educational opportunity are also saving money, as Glenville State is currently offering dual enrollment courses at the lowest price in the history of the program: $25 per-credit-hour or just $75 per 3 credit-hour course!

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Minimum Qualifications to Become a Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Student

  • Be a junior or senior when completing the dual credit/enrollment course
  • Be approved by the high school counselor or principal
  • Meet the prerequisites of the course they would like to complete
  • Provide ACT/SAT Scores (if enrolling in English, Science, and Mathematics courses) - Diagnostic Exam will be available to students who have not taken the ACT or SAT. 

How to Become a Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Student

  • Complete the online Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Registration Card
    • Course offerings are listed on registration card and will appear once high school is selected. 
    • Once submitted, the student, high school counselor, and parent/guardian will receive an email notification of that student's request for GSU Dual Enrollment/Credit registration. 
    • Students are NOT automatically enrolled. A review process takes place once a student has submitted his or her Registration Card and has been approved by their high school. Both high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores are reviewed as well. Students are then considered enrolled once they have received an official email from Rachel Clutter - GSU Director of Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit (rachel.clutter@glenville.edu). 
    • Students enrolling from fall to spring will not be required to provide a new transcript at that time.
    • You must complete a registration form each semester to be enrolled as a dual/credit enrollment student.

Once your registration card and supporting documents are received in the Off-Campus Programs Office you will be registered for courses by Rachel Clutter. Students will be sent a confirmation email once they are registered. 

Program Information 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible to enroll as a Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit student?
    High school juniors and seniors who are approved by their high school counselor or principal and who have their parents’ permission may enroll in dual credit courses.
  • What is the difference between Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment Courses?
    Dual credit courses are college-level courses that are usually taught face-to-face by a qualified high school teacher during the regular school day, and you receive both high school credit and college credit for these courses. Dual enrollment courses are college courses usually delivered via an online platform by a professor outside your high school. Sometimes students are given the opportunity to complete online courses with the assistance of a high school teacher as a facilitator. This means that they are given time during the regular high school day to complete course requirements. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure they are able to submit assignments on the schedule outlined by the online course instructor. Please check with your high school counselor to ensure that online courses will count for high school requirements as well.
  • What is the difference between Dual Credit and Advanced Placement?
    Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit courses awarded a letter grade for a college-level course that will show on your college transcript. Advanced Placement (AP) courses require a comprehensive exam at the end of the semester. If you do not pass the AP exam at the end of the semester you will need to take that course again in college. That is, you can pass an AP class and still not get college credit. When you pass a Dual Enrollment or Dual Credit course, that credit is already earned.
  • How many classes may I take?
    You may enroll in as many as your schedule and your high school allow. Please make sure that your family can pay for the course(s).
  • Who pays for textbooks?
    Students are responsible for purchasing the required textbooks for each course they are enrolled in for the semester; unless they are provided by the high school. Our bookstore provides textbooks and required computer access codes at a flat $26 per credit hour fee--no matter how much the textbook or code costs!  This can be a real savings to you.
  • What happens if I cannot continue a class?
    You are required to follow the official Glenville State University Academic Calendar. You may drop one or more courses within the first week without any penalty. You will receive a full refund of your tuition costs (if you have already paid), and the course will not appear on your official college transcript. If you make your decision after the first week of class, but before the tenth week, you will be withdrawn from a course. You will receive a final grade of ‘W’ on your official college transcripts, and you will not be issued a refund. If you need to withdraw from all courses, you have until the Friday before finals week to do so. If you have already paid your tuition bill, you will receive a partial refund based on the time of your withdrawal. This refund scale is outlined in the current college catalog.
  • Will my credits transfer to another institution?
    While our goal is to have you continue your education with Glenville State University, we do understand that you may wish to continue your education with another institution. As a fully accredited institution, Glenville State University is covered under the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission articulation agreement that mandates recognition and acceptance of courses taken across public colleges and universities in West Virginia. It is your responsibility to contact the institutions you are thinking about enrolling in to check on the transferability of your credits.