Dual Enrollment - State Profile

Dual Enrollment - State Profile - Delaware

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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 Dual Enrollment. “Dual Credit” refers to the awarding of both high school and postsecondary credit.
Where courses provided
  • At high school
  • At postsecondary institution
  • Virtual program
Students must have multiple points of access for dual credit and dual enrollment course(s) including, but not limited to, course(s) offered on the high school campus, course(s) offered on the postsecondary institution campus, course(s) offered online, or a combination of the above.
Postsecondary and/or secondary credit earned Both
Students may take developmental/remedial courses through dual enrollment program Not set in state policy
CTE component Yes. Tech Prep courses are included in the definition of dual credit courses. For Tech Prep courses, the postsecondary institution must ensure the student's attainment of competencies as outlined in the articulation agreement between the high school and institution.
Unique characteristics No student may be denied access to dual enrollment courses because of the student's or family's inability to pay.

Dual enrollment and dual credit must be included in the Student Success Plan (SSP), for students electing to participate in dual enrollment.
Offering mandatory or voluntary Voluntary
College partners can be 2-year/4-year/both Both. Regionally accredited private institutions may also participate.
Student eligibility requirements
  • Not specified. The articulation agreement between the district, school, or charter school and the institution must specify student eligibility and participation requirements. Student eligibility and participation requirements must be based on multiple indicators of readiness such as, but not limited, to a combination of tests, course grades, teacher recommendations or portfolios.
Cap on number of credits students may earn Not set in state policy
Students/parents must be notified of dual enrollment opportunities Yes. All students must be provided information about dual enrollment and dual credit opportunities.
Counseling/advising is made available to students Not set in state policy. However, counselors should include dual enrollment courses planned/taken in the Student Success Plan that is reviewed annually.
Who is primarily responsible for paying tuition Local decision. Payment of tuition varies depending upon the type of dual enrollment and district policy -- may be grant-funded, paid by the student or student's parent, or covered by waivers for eligible students.

Funding sources such as grants must be identified, as well as the procedures for applying and the procedures for the awarding of such funds or waivers. No student may be denied access to dual credit or dual enrollment courses because of the student's or family's inability to pay.
How state funds participating high schools Equal
How state funds participating postsecondary institutions Equal
Ensuring Program Quality
Instructor qualifications component Yes. The articulation agreement between the district, school, or charter school and institution must specify the course syllabus, the expected course competencies, grading policy, attendance policy, and conditions for awarding dual credit. All dual credit courses must be taught by an approved Dual Credit Instructor. A dual enrollment instructor must meet the requirements of a faculty member or adjunct faculty member at the institution.

All dual credit courses must incorporate any applicable state content standards.
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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