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A “dual credit” course is a one-semester college course taken through a two- or four-year institution of higher education for which the student earns ½ unit of high school credit. 

North Dakota’s dual credit program allows students in grades 10 through 12 to take college courses and receive college credit, which also may be used to meet high school graduation requirements. Tuition, fees, books, and other costs are the student’s responsibility.

Classes are taught by approved instructors, either face-to-face in the classroom, online, through the Center for Distance Education, or through an Interactive Video Network.

Once you have taken college courses from a North Dakota University System campus, it is simple to enroll as a full-time student because you already have paid your admission fee and have been accepted by that college or university. If you decide to attend a different North Dakota University System campus, most general education college courses are transferable.

To enroll as a dual-credit student, you need written permission from your high school administrator and, in most cases, a minimum GPA of 3.0.