High School Dual Enrollment Courses from GCU

Help Shorten Your Graduation Time and Save Money on Tuition with Dual Enrollment Courses

Grand Canyon University (GCU) offers dual enrollment classes as an affordable and efficient way for high school and homeschool students to gain a head start on earning their college degree. With our ease of credit transferability, earning college credit provides students with college-level academic skills while still in high school and an accelerated college pathway that reduces time to graduation.

Save money on tuition and increase future earning potential while taking general education requirements or electives and exploring potential majors.

Whether your dream is to be a software engineer or a teacher, GCU will tailor your dual enrollment journey to you. By the time you step onto a college campus, you’re jumping into core classes right away.

To register for a dual enrollment course or learn more, fill out the ‘Get More Information’ form on this page.

Dual Enrollment Courses Offered Both Online and on GCU’s Campus

Online dual enrollment classes are seven or 15 weeks and offer high school students the flexibility and convenience to start earning college credits toward their degree, among many other benefits. 

Through the Learning Management System, GCU’s online classroom, interactive forums allow students to network with their peers and professors and to collaborate on projects and assignments.

High schools and homeschool co-ops can create a custom 15-week online cohort modality program to give students a head start on earning their college degree, as opposed to our standard seven-week online courses. This allows your students to get used to the academic rigor of college coursework while still in the comfort of their current semester-based system.

Choose from any of our seven-week courses and build your own dual enrollment program based on your school’s needs and schedule, as well as your student’s interests. You’ll work directly with GCU’s dual enrollment team to create your 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 missions trip).

Courses may be available during traditional semesters. Students attend lectures and labs in person on GCU's main campus where they can gain an in-depth understanding of student life on campus. Review the interactive table below for a list of current online courses.

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Benefits of Dual Enrollment for Students

Students who take advantage of dual enrollment courses offered by GCU get into their area of study faster once they reach college and have the opportunity to complete their degree in as little as three years.

GCU’s dual enrollment opportunity offers the potential for significant cost savings in the long run by offering discounted tuition rates for dual enrollment courses. All courses are $52.50 per credit* and students can earn up to 60 college credits while still in high school.

Registration is typically completed in under 10 days, guided by a counselor who specializes in helping dual enrollment students like you create individualized pathways toward their intended areas of study.

Dual enrollment students earning college credit while still in high school experience the same level of instruction and academic rigor as our traditional college students. This way, students will be prepared to succeed at the next academic level of study when they enter college.

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Student Qualifications

GCU Dual Enrollment Courses are available to high school juniors and seniors with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or above, and high school sophomores with an unweighted GPA of 3.25 or above. 

All students are subject to GCU course prerequisites and course policies, which may include online placement tests.

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About Dual Enrollment Instructors

Dual enrollment 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 homeschool students.

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. 

Their expertise qualifications are set and approved by the GCU colleges, and instructors receive ongoing training, support and professional development.

Dual Enrollment Courses at High Schools

High school dual enrollment classes are available for students who attend participating Arizona high schools. Please consult your school for information on if they are offering GCU credits.

Dual Enrollment Courses at High Schools

*Additional books/fees may apply

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