Giving students the option to earn college credit in high school provides a cost saving way to earn required credits and encourages them to further their education after high school. To get started you'll need to learn how to get students enrolled for Early College Programs, and how to get your faculty approved to teach. If you have questions, please reach out to the Early College Programs team.

Getting Started

Enrolling is simple with our new automated electronic enrollment process. Students visit with your high school counselors or our Early College Programs team to ensure eligibility. Once the enrollment window opens at your school, work with your counselor to sign-up through our electronic registration system. It's that easy!

Faculty Qualifications and Support

High schools seeking to have a faculty member approved for Dual Credit instruction will contact the Early College Programs office for an initial conversation to discuss applicable courses and qualifications. Qualified instructors must possess minimally the master’s degree [i.e. the M.A. in history] in the discipline or a master’s degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in the discipline exclusive of method and survey courses [i.e. M.A. in teaching with 18 hours in the discipline]. There is an exception, the sponsoring academic department may require additional information from faculty applicants provided these requirements are congruent with the requirements placed on applicants for part-time faculty positions on campus.

If during the initial review the applicant's qualifications appear to meet requirements and match one of our available courses, the Early College office will initiate an online request for the applicant to submit documentation via DualEnroll, an online platform. Once all paperwork is submitted, the appropriate department chair will review and approve or deny the applicant based on qualification alignment with the selected course(s). The Early College team will work with the applicant to finalize employment upon approval, or upon denial, revise the application or course selection or find alternate delivery methods to offer the course at the district, including early college credit or dual enrollment.


Early College has created an Schools Toolkit that provides online access to many of our common processes and documents. If you are a counselor or school administrator and want to request access to the Toolkit, please email from your school affiliated email address.
Early College Programs
Kent Library 305