Dual Enrollment - State Profile

Dual Enrollment - State Profile - Nevada

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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 in grades 11 and 12 who complete a course at a community college or university must be allowed to apply the credit toward completion of high school graduation requirements.
Where courses provided
  • At postsecondary institution
  • Virtual program
Postsecondary and/or secondary credit earned Both
Students may take developmental/remedial courses through dual enrollment program Not set in state policy. In practice, the state has not allowed dual credit for courses that would be considered developmental or remedial. Courses below 100 are not included on the lists of courses forwarded to the state board for inclusion on the approved list.
CTE component Yes. Local boards and the governing board of each charter school must specify the postsecondary courses, including occupational courses, for which credits may be applied toward high school graduation. In addition, board of regents policies specify an 11th or 12th grader identified as Vocational Program Completers may be admitted and enroll in three or more credits per semester, based on written, articulated program agreements with designated school districts. For these students only, college credit may also be given for CTE courses completed in grades 9 and 10.
Unique characteristics A student enrolled in a program to complete an adult standard diploma may also apply postsecondary credits toward receipt of an adult standard diploma. Homeschooled students may enroll subject to case-by-case approvals by institution officials.
Offering mandatory or voluntary Voluntary
College partners can be 2-year/4-year/both Both
Student eligibility requirements
  • Written approval/recommendation. Approval of appropriate institution officials.
  • Meet entrance requirements set by postsecondary institution. Each college must establish procedures and requirements for admission of students without a high school diploma. Each college or university may establish performance or testing standards to determine readiness for enrollment or admission when other admission or enrollment criteria are not met.
  • Student in grades 11-12
Cap on number of credits students may earn Not set in state policy
Students/parents must be notified of dual enrollment opportunities No. However, each 9th grader must develop a 4-year academic plan that sets forth the education goals the student intends to achieve. The plan may include enrollment in dual credit courses. Local policies may ensure that each 9th grader and his/her parent are provided with information on dual credit courses.
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 Not defined
How state funds participating postsecondary institutions Not defined
Ensuring Program Quality
Instructor qualifications component Not applicable--courses are offered at the postsecondary institution or online.
Program reporting requirement Not set in state policy
Program evaluation component Not set in state policy
Public postsecondary institutions required to accept credits Yes

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