Virginia Peninsula’s Dual Enrollment program helps you to get a head start on your education, save time and money, and earn college credit, all while in high school.
- Earn high school credit and college credit simultaneously
- College credit earned is transferable to most Virginia colleges and universities
- Access to Virginia Peninsula campus resources including tutoring and library services
- Experience the rigor of college-level work
High School and home-school students age 16 or older and with junior or senior standing may dual enroll with documentation of parental approval, as well as their high school principals (or home schooling parents).
Dual Enrollment (DE) courses are college-level courses. The amount of effort and work necessary to succeed in DE courses is greater than in typical high school courses. In addition, credit and grades earned in DE courses become a part of a student's permanent college transcript. It is important for students to understand college expectations and the rigor of the coursework in order to do well in these courses.
All dual enrolled students must apply to the College, meet admission criteria, and meet course prerequisites. Students taking college classes offered in the public or private high school, will meet with their counselor and will be provided with registration information. Home school students and students who want to take additional classes not offered in a high school, will work with a Dual Enrollment Coordinator. High school students are not permitted to self-enroll in college classes. Students are responsible for ensuring all requirements have been fulfilled and required documents are submitted prior to registration deadlines.
Note : Dual enrolled students are not eligible to take developmental courses nor to receive financial aid.
Start college coursework during the fall semester at your high school and continue in the spring semester on campus at Virginia Peninsula.
Take classes at your high school, earning high school and college credit simultaneously.
Take classes on campus at Virginia Peninsula, earning college credit in courses that are not offered in your high school or school division.