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The state of Alabama has granted permission for accredited
colleges to enter agreements whereby high school students can
earn both college and high school credit for selected courses.
In order to better serve the needs of the Northeast Alabama
Community, NACC and the school systems/districts of DeKalb
County, Jackson County, Fort Payne City, Scottsboro City, and
Qualified Private and Home Schools have agreed to offer this
opportunity to students.
Promoting Academic Rigor and Easing the Transition to College
for Our Students
What are some of the benefits of Dual Enrollment?
• Enriches course opportunities and academic rigor for high
• Avoids unnecessary duplication of course work
• Increases flexibility with scheduling courses at four-year
• Provides scholarship opportunities with four-year schools
based upon successful completion of college courses
• Shortens the time to attain a college degree
• Saves students and parents money, since NACC’s tuition is less
expensive than most universities
• Provides students with college credit that is transferable
• Grades earned through dual enrollment will become part of a
student’s permanent high school record and collegiate
• Students who successfully complete a course through dual
enrollment will never again wonder if they are ready to meet the
challenge of college, because they will have already done so!
Is Dual Enrollment right for
The dual enrollment program is an opportunity to take
challenging courses and accelerate education opportunities.
Students who successfully complete dual enrollment courses will
save time toward their college degree. Students should
understand, however, that dual enrollment courses are college
courses and the amount of work necessary to succeed in dual
enrollment courses may be much greater than in high school
courses. In addition, dual enrollment courses become a part of a
student’s permanent college transcript and are calculated into
the student’s permanent postsecondary GPA. It is important to do
well in these courses to realize all the benefits of dual