Students & Families
Earn college credit while in high school
3-Step Admission & Registration Instructions
There is a 3-step process for students who wish to receive college credit for their high school course work through PCC Dual Credit:
Dual Credit Benefits for Students
The PCC Dual Credit program offers local high school students the opportunity to earn college and high school credit simultaneously before they receive their high school diploma. Benefits of the program are:
- Enhances ability and skills to do college level work and aids students in gaining confidence for college success
- Students may earn enough credit to gain advanced standing when admitted to college full-time and are entitled to register earlier for classes
- Save money by receiving free college credit and shorten amount of time, after high school, required to complete at college
- PCC credits are transferable to all college/universities within the Oregon University System, and many other institutions outside the state
- Students entering the military may earn higher rank with earned college credit
- Obtain PCC Student ID Card, use of PCC’s Library and online Tutoring Services
- Research shows Dual Credit students are more likely to finish college and earn more credits by the 2nd year of college
- Enrollment Requirements:
- You must be enrolled in a participating high school and not yet earned a high school diploma/GED.
- Dual credit classes are regular PCC classes, but taught at high school by an approved high school instructor.
- Once registered PCC students taking credit classes can choose between receiving traditional letter grades (A-F) and Pass/No Pass (P/NP), providing the PCC department has permitted both options for a course.
- The (college) grade a student receives in the class (A-F or P/NP) will be reflected on an official PCC transcript, unless the student chooses to Drop or Withdrawal from the college course by the specified date. Once final grades have been submitted by the articulating high school instructor, a students’ grades will be transcripted.
- Withdrawal/Dropping Course:
- Students are responsible for formally Dropping or Withdrawing from a Dual Credit course if they do not want the PCC credit. If a student fails to drop during the correct time frame, they will still be responsible for the grade posted on their transcript (even if it is a D or F).
- There is no tuition or fees associated with the dual credit program.
- PCC credits are transferable to all public college/universities within the Oregon University System, and most other institutions outside the state. It is always important to check with the college or university you plan to attend to know how these credits will be applied. The credits you earn provide an advantage whether you use them at PCC, another college, or on your resume as you explore employment opportunities.
For complete information, please view the 2017-18 PCC Dual Credit Student Handbook.