The Dual Enrollment Program, a state-approved, cooperative community venture provided by Walters State Community College, offers qualified high school students an opportunity to receive college credit at relatively low cost while they complete their secondary education. It is designed to supplement and enrich students' high school experiences by providing access to collegiate education without interrupting their normal high school activities. Thus, the Dual Enrollment Program provides an ideal transition from high school to college for eligible students. The program has been successfully implemented in several school systems within the Walters State service area.This program is available to junior and senior students who have taken the ACT during their sophomore or junior year and have earned a composite score of 19 or above. The cost of the classes and textbooks are the responsibility of the students which can be supplemented with state dual enrollment funds and local scholarships.
The following options are available, and if classes are passed, students may earn one high school credit plus six college credits for each class taken. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or a 21 on the ACT to qualify for dual enrollment:
- Freshman Composition I and II
- English elective - Western World Literature I and II (18 on the English subtest of the ACT, 19 on the reading subtest of the ACT; Prerequisite: Comp 1 and 2)
- Probability & Statistics
- Music Appreciation
Other dual enrollment classes are available on WSCC campus. See your counselor for more information.
Dual Enrollment College
The Sevier County School System and WSCC have partnered to provide an opportunity for students to earn a high school diploma and an Associate of Science degree and/or college credits simultaneously. Many students will choose to simply take a few dual enrollment classes, while others will make the commitment to obtain an Associate of Science degree. This program is available to juniors and seniors with an ACT score greater than or equal to 19 or a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average after the sophomore year are eligible to apply for enrollment. Applications and full guidelines are available in the guidance office. Students attending classes on the WSCC campus are expected to provide their own transportation and to pay tuition costs.