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High School Dual Enrollment Programs

Comparison of College Programs for Students Still in High School

Required Class Standing

College in the High School Running Start Tech Prep
All (9-12th grade) high school students registered and attending a high school class with a College in the High School (CHS) agreement High school junior or senior High school student registered and attending a high school class with a Tech Prep agreement

Location

College in the High School Running Start Tech Prep
High school campus College campus, community sites, and/or online High school campus

Types of College Classes Offered

Note: To confirm which courses will transfer, always contact the two- or four-year college where you plan to transfer.

College in the High School Running Start Tech Prep
Academic transfer classes* Academic transfer classes and career and technical education classes* Career and technical education classes*

Grades on College Transcript

College in the High School Running Start Tech Prep
Grade is earned at the completion of course and posted on your high school and college transcripts. Grade is earned at the completion of course and posted on your high school and college transcripts. You must complete high school Tech Prep class with B or higher as the final grade, which is then posted on your high school and college transcripts.

Course Length

College in the High School Running Start Tech Prep
Length of high school CHS class (trimester, semester, Sept. to June) One college quarter, 11 weeks Length of high school Tech Prep class (either a high school semester or an academic year)

Cost**

College in the High School Running Start Tech Prep
  • High school student application fee – $35
  • Reduced tuition – $195 per five college credit course
  • Application fee – $35
  • Quarterly class fees for full-time, 15 credits – $200-300
  • Textbooks per class/per quarter – $150+
No Cost

Assessment Test and Placement at College Level

College in the High School Running Start Tech Prep
Some classes require assessment testing and college placement. College placement is necessary to participate. None required.

Application Deadlines and Registration Procedures

College in the High School Running Start Tech Prep
Registration deadlines are established in conjunction with the high school teacher and the college. Registrations are completed at the high school. See application deadlines and registration procedures at www.edcc.edu/runningstart. Register online at www.edcc.edu/techprep. Deadlines apply.

*Academic transfer classes prepare you for further study at a college or university. Career and technical education classes teach specific job skills.

**NOTE: Tuition, fees, and textbook costs are subject to change.