Dual Enrollment is an opportunity for juniors and seniors, in good standing (3.0 GPA or higher OR approval from the school counselor), to take college level courses. Students are enrolled simultaneously at both Tennessee Online Public School and in a college course(s). It is a great opportunity for students to earn college credit while satisfying their requirements for high school. Students taking Dual Enrollment courses must be enrolled in at least one high school course with TOPS. This means students can only take up to three DE classes a semester.
Students may choose from a range of general education courses (Math, English, Science, Social Studies, etc.) or from a variety of career technical courses. Dual enrollment (DE) courses are offered at most local colleges and universities. These courses are often taken on-campus or through online formats depending on the college. Students must apply and be accepted to the college of choice to take DE courses. There is a required fee for each course taken. The state of Tennessee offers a dual enrollment grant depending on student’s academic achievements. For more details on the DE Grant, visit the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation website.
To enroll in a DE course, please apply to the college or university of choice to be sure you meet their requirements. Next, proof of enrollment will need to be sent to our school counselor for approval. Once approved, the student is ready to begin the course.
- You can look here to find a college close to you where you would like to go.
- You can go here to complete your application for the free college course.
- Contact the school you have chosen and enroll as a dual enrollment student. Many of these schools have people who work specifically with dual enrollment high school students and will walk you through the entire process.
If you are interested in taking a dual enrollment course while attending TOPS, please contact the school counselor Mrs. Alexis Arnold