Earn College Credit while in High School!
Postsecondary credit courses allow CTE students the opportunity to explore their career interests and earn college credit. Jumpstart your postsecondary education by participating in these courses and earn college credit early, and for little or no cost!
Applying for CTE Dual and Articulated Credit
Models of College Credit-Earning for CTE Students
Dual Enrollment – Dual enrollment allows high school students to enroll in approved college courses at a postsecondary institution and potentially earn college and/or high school credit.
Dual credit – Dual credit courses are college courses that also count toward high school requirements. These courses may be taken at the high school (or at the college) during regular school hours, after school hours, online and in the summer, and are taught by a high school teacher with appropriate credentials, or by regular college faculty. Successful completion of a dual credit course can earn high school credit as well as college credit.
Articulated credit – Articulated courses are designed to prepare students for the future. Emphasis is placed on higher-level academic courses taken in conjunction with Career and Technical Education programs. Articulation agreements with community colleges (and some four-year universities) make it possible for students to earn college credits for a course of study that prepares them to obtain an associate degree, a two-year program certificate, or to enter the workforce better prepared to be competent employees. Taking articulated courses enables students to earn FREE college credits while in high school.
DC CTE Dual Enrollment Opportunities
Applying for Dual Credit – DC CTE students who successfully complete approved CTE courses through dual enrollment are eligible to apply for dual credit using the 19-20 DCDE Dual Credit Form Template for LEAs.
Participating Colleges and Universities
Statewide Articulation Agreements
DC CTE provides statewide articulation agreements through partnerships with several colleges and universities within the DC metropolitan area.
DC Dual Enrollment Consortium
The DC Dual Enrollment Consortium Program allows participating high school students to enroll in approved college courses at a postsecondary institution and potentially earn college and/or high school credit. OSSE is committed to providing high-quality dual enrollment opportunities for District students in public and public charter schools.