Dual Studies, or First Class, is a program which allows students who are currently enrolled in high school to earn college credit toward a degree or a certificate at a Tennessee public institution of higher education. Courses are taught by college faculty to high school juniors and seniors who have been admitted to the college. Tuition and fees are required as well as paperwork for the admission process. Letter grades are awarded on the college transcript and most credits are transferable to other colleges. The dual studies program includes dual enrollment and joint enrollment.
Dual Enrollment - refers to a class taken by a high school student who is enrolled simultaneously in college while seeking high school credit for the college course. High school credit is awarded in addition to the college credit, which may count towards a high school diploma.
Joint Enrollment - refers to a class taken by a high school student who is enrolled simultaneously in college without seeking high school credit for the college course. A student taking courses recognized as joint enrollment only receives college credit.
To enroll in the Dual Studies Program applicants should:
Dual Enrollment students must submit a final high school transcript verifying high school graduation and work with the Student Enrollment Services staff to make the transition from dual enrollment status to college degree-seeking status.
To enroll in Dual Enrollment coursework students should contact their high school counselor. NOTE: procedure changes in the Dual Studies Program are ongoing. Please contact the Director of Dual Studies at Roane State for current information, 865-882-4504.
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