|Postsecondary and/or secondary credit earned|
|Arizona||Dependent on where courses accessed. Secondary and postsecondary credit awarded for community college courses offered at a high school. Postsecondary credit awarded for community college or university courses offered on the postsecondary campus.|
|Arkansas||For both programs: Both|
|California||Not specified. Credit for courses completed is at the level determined to be appropriate by the school district and community college district governing boards.|
|District of Columbia||Both|
|Georgia||All programs but Joint Enrollment: Both|
Joint Enrollment: Postsecondary
|Idaho||Not specified. At the time a student enrolls in a course, the student must indicate whether the course is being taken for secondary, postsecondary, or dual credit. A student taking several courses may designate some for secondary credit, some for postsecondary credit and some for dual credit.|
|Indiana||Depends on course type. A student in:
Currently, institutions must award postsecondary credit upon a student’s completion of a Postsecondary Enrollment Program course. Effective with courses offered at a high school beginning in the 2014-15 school year, a student must achieve at least the equivalent of a 2.0 on a 4.0 unweighted grading scale to receive postsecondary credit. If the student achieves less than a 2.0 on a 4.0 unweighted grading scale, the dual credit teacher must not submit the grade for the dual credit course to the eligible institution.
|Iowa||District-to-Community College Sharing or Concurrent Enrollment: Both, if course previously approved by the school board through annual approval process.|
Postsecondary Enrollment Options: Both
Project Lead the Way: Both, if the course is offered through a community college. School districts may elect to offer a Project Lead the Way course as an articulated course, where the student will earn high school credit upon completion of the course and college credit upon matriculation (assuming requirements contained in the articulation agreements are met).
|Kansas||Postsecondary credit. A school district may but is not required to award secondary credit. The district may deny awarding credit on the basis that high school credit is inappropriate for such coursework.|
|Kentucky||Dual Credit: Both|
Dual Enrollment: Postsecondary credit only
|Louisiana||Dual Enrollment: Not specified. A dually enrolled student may take a course for secondary credit, for secondary and postsecondary credit, or postsecondary credit only.|
TOPS-Tech Early Start Award: Postsecondary only
|Maine||General program: Postsecondary credit. District may choose to award secondary credit.|
Dual enrollment career and technical education program: Both
|Michigan||Both programs: Not specified. At the time a public school student enrolls in a postsecondary course, he/she must designate whether the course is for high school or postsecondary credit, or both. A nonpublic school student may enroll only for postsecondary credit and may not receive high school credit for the course. Exceptions provided for a course that would be determined “a nonessential elective course” under specified circumstances.|
|Minnesota||Not specified. A district must grant academic credit to a course for secondary credit, but must grant academic credit for a postsecondary course only if requested by a student.|
|Mississippi||Yes, for dual credit students. Postsecondary credit only, for dual enrolled students.|
|Montana||Running Start: Not specified. Interlocal agreement between district and postsecondary institution determines whether course is offered for dual credit or college credit.|
Class 8 or Class B Alternative License: Both
Concurrent Enrollment: Both
Montana Digital Academy: Both
|Nebraska||Dual credit: Both|
|New Hampshire||Not specified|
|New York||Not specified|
|North Carolina||Postsecondary credit. High school credit may be earned for some CTE and College Transfer courses.|
|Ohio||Not specified. Students elect at the time of course enrollment whether to take the course for college credit only, for high school credit only, or for high school and college credit.|
|Pennsylvania||Secondary credit. Postsecondary credit must be awarded if the concurrent student enrolls in the postsecondary institution at which the concurrent student took a concurrent course, and may be awarded if the concurrent student enrolls in a postsecondary institution other than the one at which the concurrent student earned the credits.|
In addition, a student in a charter school, nonpublic school, private school or home education program must be permitted to enroll in concurrent courses in the concurrent enrollment agreement approved by the student's school district of residence, provided that the charter school, nonpublic school, private school or home education program awards secondary credit for a successfully completed concurrent course.
*Program currently inactive due to inadequate state funds*
|South Dakota||Not specified. Both may be earned. However, since board of regents policy provides that having all students in a dual enrollment course enrolled for college credit may be difficult in smaller school districts, at a minimum more than 50% of the students in a high school-based dual enrollment course must be enrolled for college credit.|
|Tennessee||Dual credit and dual enrollment: Both|
|Texas||Dual credit, concurrent enrollment, joint high school and college credit, articulated postsecondary courses/articulated postsecondary advanced technical credit courses, and dual enrollment: Both|
Administrative code also allows for contractual agreements between school districts and public two-year colleges, for colleges to provide instruction in courses to high school students for award of high school credit only.
|Vermont||Dual Enrollment: Both. A student may but is not required to receive secondary credit for a course the district approved but did not pay for. A school district may not withhold approval or credit without reasonable justification.|
Technical: Secondary credit. Programs must "provide an opportunity for" the student also to receive postsecondary credit, but policy does not specify that both high school and postsecondary credit are automatically awarded.
|Washington||All programs: Both|
|West Virginia||Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment and West Virginia EDGE: Both|
Early Enrollment: Postsecondary credit. High schools determine if high school credit is offered for these courses.
|Wisconsin||Youth Options: Not specified. On the application submitted to the institution of higher education, the pupil must specify whether he or she will be taking the course or courses for high school credit or postsecondary credit. A district must determine whether the course is comparable to a course offered in the school district, whether the course satisfies any of the high school graduation requirements, and the number of high school credits to award the pupil for the course, if any. A district must grant high school credit if the postsecondary course meets any high school graduation requirements. Administrative code identifies additional conditions under which a district may approve or deny awarding high school credit for a course.|
Course Options: Not specified
Section 118.15(1)(b): Postsecondary only. Courses taken at a technical college through this program do not fulfill high school graduation requirements unless the state superintendent has approved the course for that purpose.
Dual Enrollment: Both
Section 118.55(7r): Not specified. Postsecondary credit is awarded. The student’s local board must notify the student if a course does not meet the high school graduation requirements and whether the course is comparable to a course offered in the school district. If the pupil disagrees with the school board's decision regarding comparability of courses or satisfaction of high school graduation requirements, the pupil may appeal the school board's decision to the state superintendent.
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