Dual Credit

Approval process

Dual Enrollment allows students to apply their college level work to both their high school curriculum and their college curriculum. 

Does My School Have a Dual Credit Agreement with UA Early College? 

UA Early College must have an agreement with the school district, home school, or private school in the state of Alabama. If your school is not on the list and would like more information, please email earlycollege@ccs.ua.edu

Find out if your school has a dual credit agreement with UA Early College.

How Do Students Request a Course for Dual Credit? 

Students are responsible for confirming their high school’s dual credit/dual enrollment policy with their high school counselor/designee. The student’s high school of record is responsible for determining how credit is awarded and/or posted toward high school graduation.

Students are required to meet with their UA Early College Academic Advisor and submit a course request each term. The student will indicate on the course request, if he/she is planning to take a course for dual credit. If the student indicates the course is for dual credit, he/she will be asked for the appropriate email address based on the type of school they attend.

Public School in Alabama: If students are taking a course for dual credit, they will be asked for their parent/guardian, principal, and counselor's email address. We will send a dual credit approval email to the principal, counselor and parent/guardian.

Private Schools, Homeschool, and Out-of-State Schools: If students are taking a course for dual credit, they will be asked for their parent/guardian's email.

UA Early College will email a dual credit approval form to the appropriate personal based on the type of high school the student attends.  Once all signatures are received, the student will be allowed to register for the course.

When Do Schools Receive the Student’s Dual Enrollment Certified Grade Report?

After final grades are posted on the student’s University of Alabama transcript, a certified grade report will be sent to the student’s high school counselor/designee for the courses listed on the dual credit approval form.

How Do You Request a Certified Grade Report From a Previous Term?

Students must request a certified grade report to be sent to their high school.  Students are required to submit a Grade Report Request. The Grade Report Request is located inside the student’s Early College Student Resources.

Student Record and High School of Record (dual enrollment) - Under Section 99.34(b), FERPA permits high schools and postsecondary institutions who have dually-enrolled students to share information. Students enrolled in both a high school and a postsecondary institution may share educational records without the consent of either the parents or the students under 99.34(b). If the student is under 18, the parents retain the right under FERPA to inspect and review any educational records maintained by the high school, including records that the college or University disclosed.

State of Alabama Department of Education Course Codes

On September 13, 2018, the Alabama State Board of Education amended the Alabama Administrative Code, Rule NO. 290-3-1-0.2, pertaining to the secondary course credit awarded for postsecondary coursework through dual enrollment. The revised rule now includes the following language: "Semester credit hours at the postsecondary level for high school courses specifically named as a requirement for graduation as outlined in the AAC Rule 290-3-1-.02(8)(a) are determined according to guidelines established by the SDE. Partial/full credit agreements shall be developed between the local board of education and the participating postsecondary institutions for courses that are excluded from the SDE guidelines for assigning credit."

In order for students' transcripts to accurately reflect approved dual enrollment course credit(s) earned at Alabama four-year college or university, the following course codes will be added to the 2019-2020 Subject and Personnel Codes:

Course Code and Course Name

  • 980001 - Dual Enrollment English Language Arts - College/University
  • 980011 - Dual Enrollment Mathematics - College/University
  • 980021 - Dual Enrollment Science - College/University
  • 980031 - Dual Enrollment Social Studies - College/University
  • 980041 - Dual Enrollment World Languages - College/University
  • 980051 - Dual Enrollment Arts Education - College/University
  • 980061 - Dual Enrollment Elective - College/University

Please contact the State Department of Education with any questions - https://www.alsde.edu/.

Information above comes directly from the State of Alabama Department of Education memo dated May 16, 2019.