Dual Enrollment

Grand Canyon University offers dual enrollment as a benefit to schools, school districts and home school organizations participating in Canyon Christian Schools Consortium (CCSC), Participants in Learning, Leading and Serving (PLLS), Canyon Educational Participant (CEP) or the Alliance Program for Homeschool Achievement (ALPHA). Dual enrollment provides high school students with an affordable and efficient way to gain a head start on their college degree.

GCU is committed to ensuring that students experience the same level of instruction, resources and rigor that our traditional student body receives so they will be well prepared to move to the next academic level of study when they enter college.

Students may participate in dual enrollment classes in one of three ways:

1.  Attending class at your high school during the regular school day. Classes are taught by high school instructors who meet GCU qualifications. (Available in Arizona) 

2.  Attending class online in a cohort with students from your school. Classes are taught by GCU faculty. Online classes last 7 weeks and begin most Mondays year round.

3.  Attend class online with other GCU students. Classes are taught by GCU faculty. Online classes last 7 weeks and begin most Mondays year round.

Dual Enrollment Courses Offered in AZ High Schools
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Credits and Costs
Grand Canyon University's dual enrollment courses are four credits. Tuition is $210 per course or $52.50 per credit. Online courses utilize an e-book with a fee of $85 per class. Textbooks may be required for some online courses.

Dual enrollment students may take up to 32 credits (8 courses) at the reduced rate. The courses transfer into GCU degree programs and students who attend GCU will be eligible for freshman scholarships.

GCU is regionally accredited, so in general, universities that accept transfer credits should accept ours. However, it is at the discretion of the receiving university whether to accept credits for transfer. 

Student Qualifications
Dual enrollment is available to juniors and seniors with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or above. Sophomores qualify with an unweighted GPA of 3.25 or above. All students taking English or math courses will be required to take an online placement test.

Student Benefits
Dual enrollment students are able to take advantage of many benefits to engage in the community at Grand Canyon University. Student ID cards can be accessed through the student portal.

Career Services 
Guidance and development

Academic Excellence Support

Library Services
Library tutorials
Citation guidelines
Article searches

Center for Learning and Advancement     
Student success webinars


Student Life 
Connect with a club on campus

Connect with student leaders on campus

Spiritual Life
Submit prayer requests 
Connect with chapel and gathering opportunities 

Athletic Events 
Attend athletic events on campus


For more information, please contact us at 602-639-6808 or email at dualenrollment@gcu.edu.