Dual Credit Information

Cleveland State Community College’s dual-credit program makes it possible for high school credits to turn into college credits, which can be applied toward a Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree at CSCC.

CSCC has articulation agreements with area high schools in Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk counties as well as Cleveland City High school.

A list of potential college credits you can earn at the high school level has been created and can be obtained from the Dual Credit Coordinator, Don Milen, at dmilen01@clevelandstatecc.edu.

As if this weren't good news enough, there is no charge for dual credit. Dual credit can potentially be transferred to another college or university, at their discretion.

The program objectives are to:

  • Encourage secondary career and technical education students to pursue a postsecondary education at CSCC.
  • Reduce student costs and time for degree completion.
  • Meet the need for more students to enter the workplace with a certificate or associate in applied science.
  • Reduce repetition of mastered competencies between secondary career and technical education and Cleveland State.
  • Provide a smooth transition from secondary career and technical education to CSCC.
  • Align programs to complement one another.
  • Use performance-based competencies and an assessment given by Cleveland State faculty to measure the student’s skill levels.
  • Prepare students for the future workforce and to compete in the global market.

Articulated major areas at Cleveland State Community College in which credit may be applied are:

  • Business and Management
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General and Industrial Technology
  • Office Administration

Process for Receiving Dual Credit

  • Students are enrolled in high school or CSCC within two years of graduating from high school.
  • Student must complete articulated high school course (s) with a grade of ‘B” or better.
  • To earn college credit students must enroll at CSCC within two years of graduating from high school.
  • Students must take the Dual Credit Assessment in the CSCC Testing Center or designated location. This assessment can only be taken once.
  • A grade of A, B or C on the assessment or in the case where sanctioned industry assessment is taken the appropriate "Pass" grade must be obtained to receive dual credit.
  • Dual-credit documentation is submitted to CSCC Enrollment Services Center for processing.

Program Structure and Administration

  • Dual credit courses offered in high schools must have common student learning outcomes with the articulated CSCC course.
  • High school end of course assessment must be approved for dual credit by CSCC faculty of the appropriate academic division/department of the college.

For further information about dual credit, contact the CSCC Enrollment Services Center at (423) 472-7141 ext. 310 or 1-800-604-2722 ext. 310.