Prince William Sound College collaborates with many school districts throughout Alaska to offer dual credit courses to high school-level students. There are many benefits to taking dual credit courses; some students graduate with their high school diploma, as well as an Associate of Arts degree simultaneously. Other students take a few concurrent enrollment classes, such as math and English, which can then be applied toward a degree at PWSC or transferred to another college or university.
Dual credit classes can be a challenging and enriching way to reach your educational goals. However, there are important issues you should be aware of:
- Attending dual credit classes establishes an official PWSC transcript and permanent academic record which will follow a student through their academic career. Their performance may impact future admission, financial aid eligibility and/or graduation ability.
- Students will be held to PWSC’s policies, procedures, and code of conduct. The college will not act in a supervisory role.
- Adult themes and diverse perspectives are essential to college materials and discourse. Students should be prepared to participate in the same course content as their college peers.
- A secondary student must maintain a “C” or higher in each dual credit class in order
to continue taking PWSC courses.
Once students and/or guardians have decided to pursue dual credit, the student(s) must complete Accuplacer placement testing to determine course eligibility. Students under the age of 18 must also obtain parental permission to enroll.
If you have additional questions regarding any or the paperwork, tuition and fees, policies, or schedule please contact PWSC Student Affairs at 907-834-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.