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.

Scholarship opportunities may be available for the following:
  • Students enrolled in certain career technical programs identified as high-wage, high-demand
  • STEM-related academic courses (Math, Science, Computers)
  • Core and Elective courses (English, History, Psychology, Sociology, etc.)

Scholarships are funded by the Career Technical Dual Enrollment Grant from the Alabama Community College System. Students must apply for dual enrollment by May 1 each year to be considered for a scholarship. However, priority is given to technical programs and STEM classes. Books, materials and supplies may be provided based upon the availability of funding.

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 academic courses. Please contact the Dual Enrollment office for a complete list of approved courses.

Academic-Approved Scholarship Classes

  • English
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Art
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Speech


Apply for Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Coordinator Tonya Douthitt

Tonya Douthitt
Dual Enrollment Coordinator





Admission Eligibility

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

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale and a 2.0 for approved programs only

  • Be in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade (students are considered 10th grade during the fall of their sophomore year)

  • Approval from parents and high school official


Admission Application Process

  • Complete an Admissions Application
  • Complete Dual Enrollment Form (new form coming soon!) with signatures from the student, parent and high school official 

  • Provide ACT or Accuplacer scores for placement into English and math


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 through the Dual Enrollment Office. You must complete and submit a Dual Enrollment Form (new form coming soon!) 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 Registration/Orientation 
  • 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.