Dual Enrollment - State Profile

Dual Enrollment - State Profile - Connecticut

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This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agency Web sites. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.

Last updated: December 2013

Data compiled by Jennifer Dounay Zinth: 303.299.3689 or jdounay@ecs.org.

Program Basics
Statewide policy in place Yes
Definition or title of program No title. Students may apply a course completed at an accredited public or private institution (or online course offered by such institutions, if the local or regional board of education has adopted a policy on awarding of credit for online coursework) toward completion of high school graduation requirements.

Career technical students enrolled in the department of labor apprenticeship program may earn college credit (not secondary credit).
Where courses provided
  • Not specified
  • Virtual program
Postsecondary and/or secondary credit earned Not specified
Students may take developmental/remedial courses through dual enrollment program Not set in state policy
CTE component Yes. The board of trustees for the community/technical colleges must establish procedures for the development of articulation agreements between technical high schools and regional community-technical colleges, and for the awarding of college credit for persons enrolled in and registered under the terms of a certified apprenticeship training program registered with the Connecticut State Apprenticeship Council.
Unique characteristics None identified
Offering mandatory or voluntary Voluntary
College partners can be 2-year/4-year/both Both. Accredited non-profit and for-profit colleges, universities, and occupational schools are also eligible to participate.
Student eligibility requirements
  • Not specified
Cap on number of credits students may earn Not set in state policy
Students/parents must be notified of dual enrollment opportunities No
Counseling/advising is made available to students Not set in state policy
Who is primarily responsible for paying tuition Student/parent
How state funds participating high schools Equal, with qualifications. A student must be enrolled in coursework at the high school for at least five hours a day.
How state funds participating postsecondary institutions Equal
Ensuring Program Quality
Instructor qualifications component Yes, for online courses. Students may apply postsecondary online courses toward high school graduation requirements if the local or regional board of education has adopted a policy on awarding of graduation credit for online coursework. Local policies must ensure that, if a course is offered by an accredited postsecondary institution, (1) the workload required by the online course is equivalent to that of a similar course taught in a traditional classroom setting, (2) the content is rigorous and aligned with state board-approved curriculum guidelines, where appropriate, (3) the course engages students and has interactive components, including required interactions between students and their teachers, participation in on-line demonstrations, discussion boards or virtual labs, and (4) the program of instruction is planned, ongoing and systematic.
Program reporting requirement Not set in state policy
Program evaluation component Not set in state policy
Public postsecondary institutions required to accept credits No

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