This database indicates whether public two- and four-year institutions other than the institution at which the student earned postsecondary credit are required to accept postsecondary credits earned through dual enrollment programs.
What these responses mean:
Why does it matter?
|Public postsecondary institutions required to accept credits|
|Arkansas||Yes, provided the course is an endorsed concurrent enrollment course and is listed as a “comparable” course in the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS). By definition, an “endorsed concurrent enrollment course” must be listed in ACTS. If the college/university offers the course at the freshman or sophomore level, the course is listed as a comparable course in ACTS.|
|California||Both programs: Unclear|
However, 2015 A.B. 288 creating the College and Career Access Pathways partnership includes statements of legislative intent that (1) allowing a greater and more varied segment of high school pupils to take community college courses could provide numerous benefits to both the pupils and the state, such as increasing the number of community college students who transfer and complete a degree, and (2) dual enrollment partnerships, school districts and community college districts could create clear pathways of aligned, sequenced coursework that would allow students to more easily and successfully transition to for-credit, college-level coursework leading to an associate degree, transfer to the University of California or the California State University, or to a program leading to a career technical education credential or certificate.
|Colorado||Yes, provided a course is a gtPathways (Guaranteed Transfer) course. Students who complete a state guaranteed general education course with a C- or higher will receive transfer credits applied to graduation requirements in all majors at all public institutions unless a specific statewide articulation agreement exists. More than 500 lower-division general education courses in 20 subject areas are approved for guaranteed transfer.|
|Delaware||No. However, they have agreed to accept credits for courses in which students earn a "C" or higher.|
|District of Columbia||No|
|Florida||Yes. Any course that has a statewide numbering system number must be accepted by Florida public institutions as if the course were taken at their institution. Private institutions are eligible but not required to participate in the statewide course numbering system.|
The department of education must develop a statement on transfer guarantees to inform students and their parents, prior to enrollment in a dual enrollment course, of the potential for the dual enrollment course to articulate as an elective or a general education course into a postsecondary education certificate or degree program. The statement must be provided to each district school superintendent, for inclusion in the information provided to all secondary students and their parents as required above. The statement may also include additional information, including dual enrollment options, guarantees, privileges, and responsibilities.
A university designated as a preeminent state research university may require its incoming first-time-in-college to take a 9- to-12-credit set of unique courses specifically determined by the university and published on the university’s website. The university may stipulate that credit for such courses may not be earned through any acceleration mechanism, including dual enrollment.
|Georgia||Yes. A January 2012 agreement identifies the general education courses that University System of Georgia (USG) and Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institutions will accept for transfer between their respective regionally accredited institutions. These courses are to transfer between USG and TCSG institutions regardless of whether a student was a high school student when completing the course.|
|Hawaii||Yes. All dual credit course credits that would otherwise be transferable but for a student's grade level, must be transferable to any University of Hawaii system degree granting institution.|
|Idaho||No. If a student enrolls in a postsecondary institution after leaving secondary school, the postsecondary institution must award postsecondary credit for any course successfully completed for secondary credit at that institution. Other postsecondary institutions may award postsecondary credit for any courses successfully completed via dual credit.|
|Illinois||Yes. The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement with over 100 participating public and private two- and four-year institutions. All participating institutions agree to accept credits for specific courses. Since dual credit courses are identical to any other college course, the transferability for them is the same as for any on-campus college course.|
|Indiana||Yes, if the course is offered by a state educational institution and the course is listed in the statewide core transfer library (such courses are transferable on all campuses of the state educational institutions). The educational institution other than the one the student completed the course with must also grant credit for courses that are subject to an articulation agreement, and may grant credit for other successfully completed courses.|
|Iowa||No. However, legislation requires the creation of an Internet-based information clearinghouse that identifies Senior Year Plus program course transferability and articulation between the various Iowa postsecondary systems.|
|Kansas||Yes. Public postsecondary institutions are required to accept courses approved by the board of regents for guaranteed transfer. As of April 2016, the list includes 66 courses, with additions occuring each year on the recommendation of a statewide Transfer & Articulation Council. This guaranteed transfer extends to courses on the list taken through a Concurrent Enrollment Partnership. A full list of approved courses is available at kansasregents.org.|
|Kentucky||Yes. Credit earned through dual enrollment/dual credit must be treated the same as credit earned on the college campus.|
The Guiding Principles for the CPE/KDE Dual Credit Policy include, "Standardization of a course numbering system for KCTCS career and technical education courses should be established and maintained."
Under the Dual Credit Policy:
|Louisiana||All programs: Yes. The statewide articulation agreement between the board of regents and the state board of elementary and secondary education must provide for postsecondary institutions to accept credits earned in dual enrollment, and guarantee the statewide articulation of appropriate CTE programs and workforce development programs and transfer of course credits between secondary schools and technical and community colleges.|
The board of regents must maintain a statewide course numbering system for postsecondary and dual enrollment education in all public secondary and postsecondary institutions, to facilitate program planning and the transfer of students and course credits between and among secondary and postsecondary educational institutions. Equivalent courses must be guaranteed to transfer to any educational institution participating in the statewide course numbering system.
In addition, the board of supervisors of community and technical colleges must collaborate with the state board to ensure that secondary students enrolled in postsecondary CTE and industry-based certification courses offered through local public school systems and secondary schools are also eligible to earn academic transfer modules that can be applied to award a student with partial or full credit in an equivalent academic course offered by any public state community college.
|Maine||General program: Yes|
Dual enrollment career and technical education program: Unclear
|Massachusetts||General courses: No|
Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership: No. However, CDEP-eligible courses are either credit-bearing courses that qualify under the MassTransfer Block, or are in the disciplines of computer science, technology or engineering. MassTransfer courses are primarily first- and second-year postsecondary courses that institutions regard as highly transferable, but are not guaranteed to transfer.
|Michigan||No. However, for a district to be eligible for payments from an appropriation to support students enrolled in a concurrent enrollment program, the district must ensure the student is awarded both high school and college credit at any community college or state public university in the state upon successful completion of the course.|
|Minnesota||No. However, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota must, and private nonprofit and proprietary postsecondary institutions should, award postsecondary credit for any courses in a program certified by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (this applies to courses taught at a high school and taught by either a secondary teacher or postsecondary faculty member). All MnSCU institutions must give full credit to a student who completes for postsecondary credit a postsecondary course or program that is part or all of a goal area or a transfer curriculum at a MnSCU institution when the student enrolls in a MnSCU institution after leaving secondary school. Once one MnSCU institution certifies as completed a secondary student's postsecondary course or program that is part or all of a goal area or a transfer curriculum, every MnSCU institution must consider the student's course or program for that goal area or the transfer curriculum as completed.|
|Mississippi||Yes. Dual credit/dual enrollment courses use the same college subject/prefix when transcripted at the community college and university levels, and as such, are treated no differently from other college courses in the statewide articulation agreement and degree requirements.|
|Missouri||Yes. Credits earned by students in dual credit courses that meet guidelines set forth in the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) Dual Credit Policy fall under the same CBHE guidelines as that for credit in college courses subject to transfer between public and independent institutions in the state of Missouri. College credit earned through dual credit courses offered in high schools must be applicable toward associate and/or baccalaureate degree requirements and be eligible for transfer. All students’ rights and responsibilities as outlined in CBHE’s Credit Transfer Guidelines apply.|
|Montana||Yes. The Montana University System has adopted Common Course Numbering. As such, all courses developed by a Montana University System campus will directly transfer on a one-to-one basis across the Montana University System.|
|New Jersey||No. While statute requires a public institution of higher education to accept the course credit of a student who successfully completes a dual enrollment course, policy is silent on how accepted credits should be applied.|
|New Mexico||Yes. Any course in the general education core may be offered for dual credit. Dual credit courses in the general education core must be transferable to any institution, and must count as fulfilling a required lower-division course.|
|North Carolina||Yes. Career & College Promise has developed a college transfer pathway (CTP) with two separate track options – one of courses leading to the Associate in Arts and another of courses leading to the Associate in Science. Courses in each of the transfer pathways consist of Universal General Education Transfer Components (UGETC), as specified in the 2014 North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and as such, must be recognized as transfer credit by all public two- and four-year institutions in the state.|
CTE courses from CTE pathways may transfer to individual universities/colleges if a local/bi-lateral transfer articulation agreement between the community college and university/college has been established.
|North Dakota||Yes. All dual-credit courses have equal transferability status within the North Dakota University System in accordance with the General Education Requirement Transfer Agreement (GERTA) and other transfer agreements.|
|Ohio||Yes. Ohio's public two- and four-year colleges and universities must accept transfer credit for successfully completed (as defined in transfer policy), college-level courses from Ohio institutions of higher education which are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Higher Learning Commission, or other regional accrediting commissions recognized by the Council On Higher Education Accreditation.|
|Oklahoma||Yes. The State System has a course equivalency matrix that allows students to see how a course will transfer among institutions. The institutions are committed to honoring this agreement.|
|Pennsylvania||No. However, community colleges, member institutions of the state system of higher education and state-related institutions may not refuse to recognize and award credit for a concurrent course simply because the credit was earned through a concurrent enrollment program.|
*Program currently inactive due to inadequate state funds*
|South Carolina||Yes, provided a general education course is on the list of universally transferable courses maintained by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. For technical education courses, dual enrollment credit must transfer to other public institutions if the student enrolls in a technical college after high school which allows for such a course to be counted toward an associate degree, diploma, or certificate.|
|South Dakota||No. However, the Board of Regents' Dual/Concurrent Credit Administration Guidelines provide that most Regental institution credits are transferable among all Regental institutions and other regionally accredited institutions. In addition, Appendix C of the Guidelines provides an agreement that may be approved between the South Dakota Board of Regents and another institution, requiring dual credit courses to be accepted for transfer if certain criteria are satisfied regarding course instructor qualifications and other measures of course rigor, and student eligibility requirements.|
|Tennessee||Yes. Dual Credit: Students who pass dual credit challenge exams earn college credit accepted by all Tennessee public postsecondary institutions.|
Dual Enrollment: Courses listed in the Tennessee Transfer Pathways are recognized for transfer credit by all Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) institutions. Courses listed as general ed. typically meet all TBR institutions’ requirements; the link identifies those recognized only at specific institutions.
A peer institution (i.e., four-year, two-year, or college of applied technology) must award the student credit for a dual credit course if the student passes the course’s challenge examination with a score equal to or higher than the cut score required by the institution. However, each higher education institution awarding the credit determines whether the class credit is applied toward a major or the requirements of a specific program, or as an elective. A postsecondary institution may also set the cut score on the challenge examination results that is required for the award of credit in a major or a specific program or as an elective at the institution.
Participating high schools and postsecondary institutions developing unique dual credit or dual enrollment opportunities (outside statewide courses) must notify students prior to such dual credit course being taught of the availability of transfer of the course.
Private postsecondary institutions are encouraged to assess the statewide agreement produced by the consortium and determine which courses, if any, qualify for award of college credit at the institution. If a private institution determines a course qualifies for award of college credit, the institution, in addition to any institutional publication made of this fact, may notify the department of education of the potential for award of college credit for such course at the institution, for the department to disseminate this information to LEAs for notification of high school students.
|Texas||Unclear. Each institution of higher education must adopt a policy to grant undergraduate course credit to entering freshmen who have successfully completed one or more courses offered through concurrent enrollment in high school and at an institution of higher education. Policy does not specify whether credit must be applied toward an institution’s general core or major requirements, or may only be awarded for elective credit.|
|Utah||Yes. Statute directs the State Board of Education and the State Board of Regents to coordinate to establish a concurrent enrollment course approval process that ensures credit awarded for concurrent enrollment is consistent and transferable to all institutions of higher education. Statute also requires an institution of higher education to accept concurrent enrollment credits on the same basis as credits earned by a full- or part-time student enrolled at the institution.|
|Washington||Running Start: Yes. Running Start courses in the general transfer agreement are recognized in the same manner as traditional postsecondary courses. However, each public instiution in the state varies in general distribution requirements.|
College in the High School: Not set in state policy
|West Virginia||Dual Credit/Early Enrollment: Yes|
West Virginia EDGE: Yes. Each community and technical college must apply EDGE credit to appropriate certificate and/or associate degree programs. When a college credit has been assigned through an established EDGE course validation process by a community and technical college, other community and technical colleges not offering a comparable course may grant the same college credit for each validated EDGE course.