Admission of High School Students
Currently, DSLCC offers a couple of opportunities for High School students. Both Dual Enrollment and Concurrent Enrollment programs are outlined below. In addition, the Jackson River Governor’s School (JRGS) may be an option for high School students who are interested in science, technology engineering and math (STEM) courses at an advanced level.
Dual enrollment gives high school students (including home schooled students) the opportunity to earn college credits while meeting the requirements for high school graduation. College credits earned at DSLCC may meet the high school’s graduation requirements, may be applied toward graduation at DSLCC, and may be transferred to another college or university. Details are available in Student Services or in the high school guidance office.
Concurrent Enrollment is the enrollment of high school students (including home schooled students) in college credit for which they are not receiving high school credit. It gives students who do not need additional high school credits the ability to begin their college careers early, enjoying the challenge of college courses. Details are available in Student Services or in the high school guidance office.
Early College Pathway Program
The Early College Pathway Program allows high school students to jumpstart their college career. They will begin to earn credentials that are required by most employers for entering the workforce and having opportunities to advance on a career pathway. Motivated students who meet eligibility requirements may have the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in General Studies (or Science for Jackson River Governor’s School students) through Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. By following specific guidelines for scheduling courses that meet both high school graduation and DSLCC degree requirements, students may graduate from high school and DSLCC at the same time. Information is available in the guidance office of each participating high school. Students and families may be able to save a considerable amount of money with the cost of earning a college degree by choosing this option.
To learn more about the Early College Pathway Program, call 863-2913.