Take Dual Enrollment Classes in High School to Help Save Time and Money
Grand Canyon University offers on-campus and online dual enrollment classes as an affordable and efficient way for high school students and home-schooled students to gain a head start on their college degree. With our ease of credit transferability into GCU, earning college credit can provide you with college-level academic knowledge and skills while still in high school and an accelerated college pathway that may reduce time to graduation.
To contact a dual enrollment counselor about registering for or learning more about dual enrollment courses, fill out the form on this page.
Dual enrollment courses at GCU can set you up to experience college studies in a convenient and cost-affordable format that fits your schedule. With custom cohorts and online class options, taking dual enrollment courses in high school may be easier than ever.
Dual Enrollment Qualifications
GCU dual enrollment courses are available to:
- High school sophomores with an unweighted GPA of 3.25 or above
- High school juniors and seniors with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or above
All students are subject to GCU course prerequisites and course policies, which may include online placement tests. Please see the University Policy Handbook for more information.
Gain Valuable College Experiences
You have the opportunity to earn college credit by taking dual enrollment classes in high school to experience equal levels of instruction and academic rigor as a traditional college student. This can help prepare you for when you enter college and reach the next academic level of study.
Faster Graduation Times
Those who take advantage of dual enrollment courses offered by GCU may be able to get into their area of study faster once they reach college. Over 91% of 2022 traditional campus graduates spent less than four years at GCU to complete their degrees.
Tuition Savings on Credits
GCU’s dual enrollment courses provide the opportunity for significant cost savings in the long run by providing discounted tuition rates for dual enrollment courses. All courses are $52.50 per credit and you can take dual enrollment classes in high school to earn up to 60 college credits.1
Easy Registration Process
Complete registration for GCU’s dual enrollment program typically takes 10 days. Guided by a counselor who specializes in dual enrollment, you can create an individualized pathway toward your intended area of study. You must contact your counselor directly to go through the early registration process.
Courses on Campus
Course Length: 15 weeks
Dual enrollment courses may be available during traditional semesters. You can attend lectures and labs in person on GCU's main campus where you can experience and understand student life on-campus.
Course Length: 7 or 15 weeks
Through the Learning Management System, GCU’s online classroom, interactive forums allow online dual enrollment students to network, interact and participate with their peers and professors when collaborating on projects and assignments.
Custom Cohorts for Co-Ops
Course Length: 15 weeks
High schools and homeschool co-ops can create a custom 15-week online cohort modality program to give you a head start on earning your college degree, as opposed to our standard 7-week online courses. This allows you to get used to the academic rigor of college coursework while still in the comfort of your current semester-based system.
You can work directly with GCU’s dual enrollment team to create a custom cohort program based on your desired courses, start dates and any school-specific breaks needed during the course (for example, spring break or a mission trip).
Our innovative approach to education unlocks exciting possibilities for students looking to leverage dual enrollment courses for their individualized pathway programs. With the help of the table below, you now have the flexibility to curate your educational journey using our dual enrollment courses or opt for one of our recommended pathways.
These degree pathways include essential prerequisites common to most undergraduate program tracks. By harnessing dual enrollment credits (up to 10 courses in your desired pathway), students can expedite their access to core content, potentially saving valuable time and resources, all while enjoying a personalized educational experience.
Discover the Dual Enrollment Courses table, a comprehensive resource showcasing the array of courses available through our program. This table provides a detailed list of courses offered through GCU’s dual enrollment program, allowing students to explore various subjects and opportunities for college credit.
To access this detailed list of courses, offered specifically at high schools, simply click the button on the image above the table to view the PDF. You will see a diverse range of courses tailored for high school students participating in dual enrollment programs.
Dual enrollment program instructors deliver content that incorporates best practices in teaching, technology, classroom engagement, ethics and more in a specific area. GCU and instructors collaborate to provide academic support, curriculum approval and monitoring of the course effectiveness for all high school and home-schooled students.
Dual enrollment faculty are college faculty. All instructors are required to have a master’s degree or higher in the content area, or a master’s degree with 18 graduate hours (500+) in the content area.
Faculty qualifications for each course are set and approved by the GCU colleges, and instructors receive ongoing training, support and professional development.
1 Additional books/fees may apply