What is Dual Enrollment through Northern Virginia Community College?
Dual Enrollment is the process of earning college credits while still in high school. Northern Virginia Community College and Monroe Technology Center have teamed up to provide dual enrollment credits to students in thirteen of our programs.
Who Can Participate?
In order to be eligible for dual enrollment credits, you must be a Loudoun County Public Schools high school junior or senior registered at a LCPS high school for a minimum of two classes. You must have the support of your parents, principal and high school counselor who verify that you are ready for college-level work.
In order to earn dual enrollment credits, a student must provide evidence of college readiness in Math and English at the time of application. The student can do this in a number of ways:
For Proof of College Readiness in Math, a student can provide:
- A score report indicating the student passed the Algebra 1 SOL or higher math SOL, must be within the last year
- A score report indicating a score of 52 or higher on the math PSAT
- A score report indicating a score of 520 or better on the math SAT
- A score report indicating completion of the Math VPT
For Proof of College Readiness in English, a student can provide:
- A score report indicating a score of 50 or higher on the Reading and Writing PSAT
- A score report indicating a score of 500 or better on the Reading and Writing SAT
- A score report indicating completion of the English VPT
How Many Credits Will I Receive?
The number of credits allotted to students varies upon the class. To see the Monroe Programs and corresponding awarded credits for the 2015-2016 school year, click on this link.
Can I transfer my dual enrolled credits to another institution?
As with other courses taken at NOVA, many credits earned through dual enrollment typically transfer to four-year colleges and universities. However, some courses are not designed to transfer. Colleges and universities have specific policies regarding acceptance of transfer credits. You should contact the college or university you are considering to discuss the transferability of dual enrollment courses, or talk to a counselor at NOVA for more information.