Dual Enrollment

Cleveland State dual enrollment classes are taught by college-qualified faculty. College credit and possible high school credit is awarded when you successfully complete the course. College credit earned through dual enrollment typically transfers to other institutions of higher education. A dual enrollment class may be taken in various ways. You can register to take a dual enrollment class on CSCC’s campus, at your high school or through an online/video course delivery. If you take a dual enrollment course, you’re responsible for paying CSCC tuition for the course. As a dual enrollment student, you may qualify for financial assistance.

How to Apply for Dual Enrollment

Students must apply to Cleveland State as an Early College/Dual Enrollment student

  1. Go to mycs.cc/applynow and click “First Time User Account Creation”.
  2. For the login ID, use a combination of letters and numbers only.
  3. For the PIN, you must use at least eight numbers (think of DOB, phone number, etc).
  4. Select Application Type as Early College/Dual Enrollment.
  5. Select Admissions Term and type in your name.
  6. Complete the checklist provided starting with “Personal Information”.
  7. When you get to the “High School” page, use the Lookup High School Code link.
  8. You don’t have to provide an exact Graduation Date (approx. May 20).
  9. For the Program of Study page, scroll down to choose “Non Degree” for the Career Community
    and “Early Admission” for the Major.
  10. Click “Application is Complete” and agree to the terms.
  11. Congratulations! You have submitted the Cleveland State online application

How to Access/Use Your CougarNet Account

You’ll use CougarNet to access personal information, such as account balance, pay fees, check course grades and more. An acceptance email will be sent after the application is processed with instructions on how to set up your Cougar Net.

For more information about Cleveland State’s Dual Enrollment Program, call 423-614-8734 or email the Dual Enrollment Office at dualenrollment@clevelanstatecc.edu.

Criteria for Dual Enrollment Eligibility at Public High Schools

To participate in the dual enrollment program, you must be cleared by your high school guidance office and meet Cleveland State’s dual student admission requirements.

Requirements are as follows:

A. Criteria for General Education Dual Enrollment

  • Classified as a freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior
  • Have a cumulative 3.0 high school GPA (based on a 4-point scale)
  • Have one of the following placement indicators
    • An ACT sub-test score of 18 or higher in English, 19 or higher in Math and Reading in the subject you wish to take. Comparable SAT scores are accepted
    • ACCUPLACER Test – This is a non-timed test to qualify you in your specific class depending on subject area. Study tips can be found on the Accuplacer website. To get started, schedule an appointment to take the ACCUPLACER test. (Students are only allowed to take the Accuplacer once per semester).
    • High School GPA of 3.6 or higher

B. Criteria for Business/Technical Dual Enrollment

  • Classified as a freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior
  • Have a cumulative 2.0 high school GPA (based on a 4-point scale)
  • Have one of the following placement indicators
    • High School GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Written permission from high school counselor or instructor stating their belief you will be successful in the course

For more information about Cleveland State’s Dual Enrollment Program, call 423-614-8734 or email the Dual Enrollment Office.