Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment permits eligible high school students to enroll in college courses concurrently with high school classes available online, on a Gadsden State campus or at the student’s high school. They are earning college and high school credit simultaneously.

Eligible students may enroll during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Students may enroll in any Gadsden State course deemed acceptable by the student’s high school, including general education courses and career technical courses.

Dual enrollment students are responsible for the cost of all tuition, fees, books, materials and supplies. Students enrolled in certain career technical programs identified as high wage, high demand may qualify for a scholarship. Students enrolled in STEM-related academic courses may also qualify for a scholarship funded by the Career Technical Dual Enrollment Grant from the Alabama Community College System. Apply for dual enrollment by May 1, 2022 to be considered for a scholarship. Those awarded a scholarship will be notified by the Dual Enrollment Office. Career technical programs given scholarship consideration include:

Approved Scholarship Programs

  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration*
  • Auto Collision Repair*
  • Automotive Manufacturing Technology*
  • Automotive Service Technology*
  • Carpentry*
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering Technology*
  • Computer Science
  • Diesel Mechanics*
  • Electronic Engineering Technology*
  • Electrical Technology*
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Information Technology
  • Industrial Automation Technology*
  • Mechanical Design Technology*
  • Mechatronics*
  • MSSC — Certified Production Technician*
  • Precision Machining*
  • Office Administration
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Welding*

*Programs indicated with an asterisk are approved for placement with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

STEM-Approved Scholarship Classes

  • Anatomy
  • Astronomy
  • Biology (BIO 103, BIO 104)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Physics

Students will need a 2.5 GPA to participate in STEM-related academic work.

Apply for Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Coordinator Tonya Douthitt

Tonya Douthitt
Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Collyn Prince

Collyn Prince
Dual Enrollment Instructional Specialist

April Harris

April McElmoyl-Harris
Academic Resource Specialist


Admission Eligibility

High school students must meet the following criteria to be admitted into program.

  • 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale for approved programs only
  • Be in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade (students are considered in the 10th grade during the fall of their sophomore year)
  • Approval from high school counselor


Admission Application Process

  • Complete an Admissions Application
  • Complete Dual Enrollment Program Approval Form with signatures from the student, high school counselor and principal. 
  • Provide copy of unexpired identification document, such as a driver’s license, for proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Courses in English, math and computer science require minimum placement scores before registration. 


Continued Eligibility

  • Earn a “C” or better in all dual enrollment courses
  • Students who do not earn a C or higher or withdraw (W) from a course, are suspended from dual enrollment for one term, not to include the summer term
  • Students can reapply following the one-term suspension

Congratulations on being accepted into dual enrollment at Gadsden State! Please review the Admitted Students Checklist before the first day of class:

  • Register for classes with the Dual Enrollment Specialist. You must complete and submit a Dual Registration Form before you will be able to register.
  • Pay for classes online through OneACCS or in person at any Gadsden State Business Office.
  • Print your class schedule from OneACCS.
  • Attend Dual Enrollment Orientation (required for scholarship recipients, but all dual enrollment students are strongly encouraged to attend). 
  • Get your student ID & parking permit (first semester only).
  • Purchase textbooks at the Bookstore.
  • Make sure you are able to log in to your student systems (OneACCS and myGadsden State) prior to the first day of class.
  • Review the Important Dates for the upcoming semester.