Faulkner State Community College provides college credit opportunities to eligible high school students through the State Board of Education, Policy 801.03, Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit for High School Students. This policy allows eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes, and to receive both high school and college credit where appropriate.* This program is available only to qualified students who are enrolled in the Baldwin County public school system.
Flexible Scheduling Opportunities
Eligible Baldwin County high school students have several scheduling options for Dual Enrollment classes. High school students who take twelfth grade AP English and who qualify for Dual Enrollment may be eligible to receive college credit for classes such as ENG 101 (Freshman Composition I) and ENG102 (Freshman Composition II) on the high school campuses during normal class hours. Other Dual Enrollment classes may be taken at any of the three Faulkner State Community College campuses (Bay Minette, Fairhope, or Gulf Shores). High school juniors or seniors who meet the program eligibility qualifications, with permission from the principal, may be granted permission to leave the high school campus during their last block to take Dual Enrollment classes on one of the Faulkner State campuses. After high school hours and during the summer, high school juniors and seniors may take Dual Enrollment classes any time they are offered by Faulkner State.
Dual Enrollment Class Listing
Students may take only the designated courses that the school system and Faulkner State Community College agree upon. Courses numbered below 100 and Physical Education (PED) courses are not eligible for dual enrollment/dual credit. Students may not audit courses under the terms of this policy. Any two (3 credit) college course pairings, with some exceptions, such as developmental or PED courses, will transfer back to the high school as a 1 credit dual enrollment elective course.
In order to enroll for Dual Enrollment, students must have:
- Completed tenth grade
- Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
- Completed Dual Enrollment application packet with an official high school transcript
Steps for Enrollment
- Complete a Dual Enrollment application packet
- Pay for courses and books at any of the three Faulkner State campuses
Faulkner State has Alabama’s lowest tuition.
The most up-to-date tuition and fee table can be found in the current course schedule.
Please contact the Faulkner State Business Office at 251-580-2217 for further information.
If students wish to pay for Dual Enrollment tuition and fees with PACT, it is their responsibility to fill out the PACT Request Form
and turn it in to the Faulkner State Business Office.
College Credit Information
In accordance with State Board Policy, credit earned under the Dual Enrollment Program is held in escrow pending high school graduation.
Upon successful completion of each of the pair of approved college courses, a minimum of six (6) semester hours of college credit will be awarded by Faulkner State and one (1) high school credit will be awarded by Baldwin County Board of Education.
Please refer to the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS)
to get information regarding the Alabama state law that guarantees
transferability of all academic credits for two-year college students.
In order to have college credits transferred to another college, students must do both of the following:
- Send high school transcript, including graduation date, to Faulkner State
- Fill out and submit a Faulkner transcript release form
Important Dates to Remember
Dual Enrollment Application Due Dates & Registration Dates
Contact your high school counselor for application paperwork due dates. All Early College registration session dates are provided to students after they turn in their completed paperwork.
Tuition & Fees Due Dates
The deadline for tuition and fee payment for students participating in Dual Enrollment is the same as any other college student and can be found in the term course schedule.
*Students paying with PACT must take into account the processing time and make sure they turn paperwork in early enough it process to avoid being dropped out of class(es.) They must stay in contact with the Faulkner State Business Office at 251-580-2217.
College Class Withdrawal
Students must have permission from their counselor before they withdraw from a college class taken through Dual Enrollment as it will affect their high school grade. The last day to withdraw for all Dual Enrollment classes can be found in the current course schedule.
Dual Enrollment Program Contacts
Faulkner State Community College
Dr. Carmelita Mikkelsen
, Director of High School Relations
Michael G. Nikolakis
, Dean of Student Services
Baldwin County High Schools
Please contact your high school counselor for further information.
*The terms and conditions of Dual Enrollment are subject to change without notice according to secondary and post secondary standards.