High School Dual Enrollment Programs

Information for High School Students and Parents

College in the High School (CHS) differs from Tech Prep because the approved courses are academic transfer rather than professional/technical classes.

CHS differs from Running Start because the students remain at their high schools and are taught by their high school teacher. Not all college classes have been approved for CHS nor do all high school teachers meet the CHS teaching requirements/standards.

Advanced high school courses approved for CHS are challenging and match the content and rigor of the equivalent college courses offered on the Edmonds CC campus.

Prior to registration for CHS classes, student must:

  • complete the Edmonds CC high school application form;
  • pay the application fee if a new Edmonds CC student; and
  • take any required placement/prerequisite courses. 

CHS courses are taught on the high school’s academic schedule. CHS students receive academic transfer credits, which are accepted to all Washington state public colleges/universities and most national colleges/universities. CHS also assists students expedite their degree completion by bringing college credit with them as well as meeting prerequisites which provide them the opportunity to take more advanced classes after high school graduation.

Registration and any placement exam(s) are conducted at the high school. The cost for CHS tuition is approximately is less than half of Edmonds CC’s resident college tuition and does not require the purchase of additional textbooks or transportation to the college.