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Dual Enrollment is a program that allows qualified high school and home schooled students to earn college credits for courses taken online through NOVA ELI while still studying high school courses. With approval from the high school, these college credits may be used to meet high school graduation requirements, as well. For some students, dual enrollment may be a better option than taking AP or IB courses.
You can begin working on an associate degree or certificate, allowing you to complete college course work
while finishing high school requirements for graduation. You may gain confidence in your ability to do college work and you may have an easier transition when you move into post-secondary education. You may also take a course for college credit only, which is not available through your high school curriculum.
To participate, you must be a high school junior or senior, have the support of your parents, and be recommended by your principal and high school counselor if you are matriculating in a high school. Students are approved when their academic achievement, their placement tests, and other supporting information shows they are college ready, and demonstrate an understanding of online learning and personal traits consistent with successful online students. Students must meet all course pre-requisites, as applicable.
Taking a Dual Enrollment Class online will have similarities and differences when compared to on-campus classes. To learn more, visit our website at http://eli.nvcc.edu, and read our Orientation section “What Do I Need To Know About Online Learning?”
Students and parents should become familiar with the online learning process through ELI to ensure that the course delivery format will work for you and optimize your learning experience.
Dual Enrollment students are required to take the SmarterMeasure Assessment for Online Learning.
Before applying, meet with your high school counselor to assess your readiness for college level work and to determine how dual enrollment credits will apply to your high school requirements.
Take the needed placement tests or collect the necessary documentation showing results from an AP, PSAT, SAT, ACT or SOL test that would exempt you from taking the college placement test. Tests are given at each campus testing center. You must produce a photo ID and NOVA student ID# in order to test. Allow approximately two and one-half hours for each test. For Testing Center information, visit the Testing Web Page.
In order to be enrolled in dual enrollment classes, all students must demonstrate college readiness by meeting one of the following placement or scoring criteria in each row.
Students must meet one of the following placement or scoring criteria in English
Students must meet one of the following placement or scoring criteria in Mathematics
Please note the following:
Once you’ve completed the checklist, submit all requested documents to ELI Counselors either by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax (703-323-3392). Students are encouraged to contact the ELI Counselors to address any questions or concerns. ELI Counselors may be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 703-323-3347.
After the request for Dual Enrollment is reviewed and a decision is made by the ELI Director of Student Services, an ELI Counselor will notify the student about the decision. If approved, an ELI Counselor will register the student in the appropriate class.