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Top 10 FAQ's

1)  Q.  What is College in High School/ Dual Enrollment – what’s the difference – which is right for me?

A.  College in High School provides you the opportunity to take college courses taught by your own teachers, in your high school, at a fraction of the cost.  Dual Enrollment is the opportunity to take college classes on campus at CCBC while you are still a high school student.  Which is right for you?  Only you can decide. Are you more comfortable in familiar surroundings?  Do you have time and transportation outside of school?  Many classes are offered through both programs. Talk to your guidance counselor or contact Jodi Carver, College and High School Facilitator by emaling jodi.carver@ccbc.edu to decide which is right for you.  

2)  Q.  Who will teach my classes?

A.  College in High School courses are taught by teachers from your high school who have been approved by the Provost and Dean of CCBC.  Dual Enrollment courses are taught by CCBC faculty members.

3)  Q.  Where will my classes be held?

A.  College in High School will be held at your high school, while Dual Enrollment courses will be held on campus at Community College of Beaver County or online.

4)  Q.  Am I eligible?

A.  We recommend that any junior or senior capable of college-level coursework enroll in these courses. However, exceptions can be made for freshman or sophomore students with permission from their high school principal and the approval of CCBC's Dean of High School Academies and Dual Enrollment.

5)  Q.  How much do Dual Enrollment classes cost & how do I pay for them?

A.  CCBC’s College in High School courses cost $50.00 per credit for Beaver County School districts and $100 per credit for school districts outside of Beaver County.  Tuition for Dual Enrollment classes is based on your residency status.  Dual Enrollment students pay current CCBC tuition and fees.   For more information, please follow this link www.ccbc.edu/tuition.

6)  Q.  How and when do I register?

A.  Dual enrollment students can apply online.  Those registering as Dual Enrollment students will return their completed, signed registration form along with high school transcript to CCBC’s Information and Registration Center, for registration into their selected courses.  

B. College in High School students need to complete the application and registration forms and return them to their high school guidance counselor by the deadline established for your school each semester.  Follow this link to find the application and registration forms: www.ccbc.edu/highschool

7)  Q.  When are classes available?

A.  College in High School courses are offered during the school day according to the individual high school’s academic calendar.  For Dual Enrollment students, CCBC offers courses throughout the week, during the day, evenings, and online.  Dual Enrollment students can take classes throughout the year during three semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer) expanding your opportunities to attend. 

8)  Q.  Why Dual Enrollment / College in High School?

A.  You will get a head start on your college experience, earn credits, and save money!  You’ll graduate from high school with college credits on your transcript and experience the pace and challenge of college courses. It can also open up career paths that you had not considered and connect you with students outside of your school district. 

9)  Q.  Will my credits transfer to another college/university?

A.  The Community College of Beaver County is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and our courses are widely accepted at other colleges and universities.  Ultimately, transfer credit decisions will be dependent on your choice of major as well as the receiving school’s transfer policies.  You can find additional transfer credit information at http://www.pacollegetransfer.com/.

10)  Q.  What courses can I take?

A.  College in High School students need to talk with their guidance counselor to find out what is being offered currently at their high school. Some courses do require prerequisites.  Dual Enrollment students, check out the course offerings at Course Search.