Dual Enrollment

What is dual enrollment?

Dual enrollment permits eligible high school students to enroll in college courses concurrently with high school classes. Students earn college credit for courses that meet the curriculum requirements of approved high school courses.  Classes may be offered on one of Gadsden State campuses, online or onsite at participating high schools. Students may take courses during the fall, spring or summer semesters.

Who is eligible?

  • Students in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade
  • Students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale OR a 2.0 for approved technical programs only
  • Those receiving high school approval


How do I enroll?


What scholarships are available?

  • Scholarships are funded by the Career Technical Dual Enrollment Grant from the Alabama Community College System.
  • Scholarships are awarded in the Fall based upon availability and funding.
  • Application deadline: May 1

Students must apply for dual enrollment by May 1 each academic year to be considered for a scholarship. Priority is given to technical programs. Scholarships may pay for up to two courses as well as books, materials and supplies based upon the availability of funding. 


Technical Scholarships

  • 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*
  • Health Information Technology
  • Industrial Automation Technology*
  • Mechanical Design Technology*
  • Mechatronics*
  • MSSC — Certified Production Technician*
  • Precision Machining*
  • Office Administration
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Welding*
  • WKO (Workplace Skills)*


*These programs are approved for placement with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Academic Scholarships

  • Most 100 and 200 level general transferable courses are available. Students must meet placement requirements for English and math.
  • Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA to participate in academic courses.


Please contact the Dual Enrollment Office at dualenrollment@gadsdenstate.edu for a complete list of academic classes.


Dual Enrollment Coordinator Tonya Douthitt

Tonya Douthitt
Dual Enrollment Coordinator





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

  • You must complete and submit a Dual Enrollment 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 
  • Get your student ID & parking permit (first semester only).
  • Most textbooks are loaded into your academic course.
  • Technical students should obtain a book voucher from the Dual Enrollment Office to pick up books and supplies from the bookstore.
  • Make sure you are able to log in to your student systems (OneACCS and your myGadsdenState portal) prior to the first day of class.
  • Review the Important Dates for the upcoming semester.