Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment at CGCC

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Benefits of Dual Enrollment For High School Students

  • Creates an efficient curricular track for general education coursework by eliminating potential duplication/redundancy between advanced/honors high school courses and introductory/survey college courses.
  • Allows students to complete credits that apply toward their general education requirements, thus giving them the opportunity to focus on credits/courses within their major area of study when they enroll at the university.
  • Minimizes the drop in GPA that is experienced by most community college students when they transfer to the university.
  • Provides a cost effective jump-start on a college education, allowing students to earn a four year degree in as little as three years.
  • Allows students to know how their college credits will transfer (instead of the transferability being dependent on an advanced placement test score).                                                                                     
    excerpt taken from cgc.edu 


GPA can now be used as a way to meet the prerequisites for some dual enrollment classes. As an example, juniors and seniors can use unweighted GPA for classes (except 200 and above level Math). For 200 and above level Math students will still need to meet the required prerequisite or score high enough on the math placement test. Multiple Measures for Math will no longer be needed.
In order for students to be eligible to use their unweighted GPA they must have completed at least 2 years of high school. Because of this, freshmen and sophomores will still be required to take the appropriate placement test for their classes.
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The State Statute requires dual enrollment students be tested. Students will still be able to use AZMerit ELA proficiency, SAT, PSAT and ACT for classes needing a Reading score. Students not having any of the listed tests, regardless of high school year, will need to take an Accuplacer test.

AZ Transfer
Dual Enrollment Guide. Dual Enrollment courses are community college courses taken in high school.  The Dual Enrollment Guide shows how these courses transfer to Arizona's three state universities. 

Tuition Assistance 

2018 - 2019 Dual Enrollment Tuition Assistance Application

The initial priority deadline to apply for tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 school year was May 31st, 2018. Applications submitted after May 31st, 2018 may not be considered and applications will no longer be accepted after the final deadline of August 31, 2018.

Eligible students will be notified in their Message Center, accessible by logging in to Student Center at my.maricopa.edu. The CGCC Financial Aid Office will only contact students through the Message Center, not by phone.  Approved applicants can click "View Financial Aid" in the Finances section of your Student Center to see your fall award.

To contact Financial Aid about Dual Enrollment tuition assistance, call 480-732-7275 or email DEtuitionassistance@cgc.edu. Tuition assistance will be awarded for up to 8 credits for Fall 2018 and up to 4 credits for Spring 2019.  Please note that eligibility does not guarantee that you will receive the maximum award amount, and being awarded funds for Fall 2018 does not guarantee awarding of funds in Spring 2019.

What is Dual Enrollment?
It's an opportunity for eligible high school students to earn lower-division college credit during their regular high school classes. The credits are treated the same as regular college credit, and are transferable to other Maricopa Community Colleges, Arizona's state universities, and many out-of state colleges.
What are the benefits of Dual Enrollment? 
Since you're already in the class, why not get college credit for it? Credit is based on the grade received in the class. You can also save money through community college tuition rates and having your textbooks provided by your high school.
How much does Dual Enrollment cost?
The in-state, in-county tuition rate is $86.00 (in-state) per credit hour.  There is an additional $15.00 registration fee per semester for each college you do dual enrollment through. (Tuition is subject to changes by the State Community College Board.)
What if I don't want to do Dual Enrollment after signing up, or I change my schedule? 
It is the student's responsibility to drop the class through one of the following methods:
  1. Email the Dual Enrollment office at dualenrollment@cgc.edu for CGCC or dual@mesacc.edu for MCC, with your name, college ID number, high school name, and the class you want to add, drop, or change.
  2. Go in person to the college campus and submit a drop/add form.
Only classes dropped before the semester payment deadline will remove tuition fees or initiate a refund for tuition already paid. Dropping a class after the semester payment deadline will result in a grade of W on your college transcript and you will still be responsible for paying any remaining tuition for the class or be ineligible for a refund if you've already paid tuition for the class but dropped after the refund deadline date.
 What happens if I don't pay tuition?
You will be automatically dropped, without notification for nonpayment after the semester payment deadline. You must follow the process above to drop classes before the payment deadline if you can't or don't wish to pay tuition.

For Questions Regarding Dual Enrollment, Please Contact:

Ada L Ramirez, Gilbert High School Liaison (480) 497-0177, or
CGCC Dual Enrollment office (480) 732-7006, or 
MCC Dual Enrollment office (480) 461-6200.

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