Dual Enrollment Coursework
Collierville High School juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in the dual enrollment program where college credit can be earned through the University of Memphis. Dual enrollment courses are taught by CHS teachers, and college credit is awarded upon successful completion of the course.
There are fees associated with dual enrollment courses and students are required to purchase the college textbooks for the course(s).
Dual Enrollment (DE) Eligibility Requirements:
1. Student must be a resident of TN for at least one year prior to registration
2. Student must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident
3. Student must be admitted to the U of M by meeting an admissions index score of 100. This is obtained by multiplying the GPA by 30 and adding the ACT score.
(GPA x 30 + ACT score must = 100)
4. Student must have a minimum composite ACT score of 19. Current juniors may use their PLAN score if they are only taking one course.
5. For DE English, the student must also have an ACT English subscore of 18 or above
6. For DE Advanced Algebra and Trig, the student must also have an ACT Math subscore of 19 or above
Dual Enrollment Grant:
Students enrolled in dual enrollment classes are required to apply for the Dual Enrollment Grant through the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) by the deadline.
Additional grant information:
1. To remain eligible for the dual enrollment grant, the student must maintain a cumulative college GPA of 2.75 or higher. If a student’s cumulative college GPA falls below 2.75, he/she will lose the dual enrollment grant for the duration of high school (i.e. for all future dual enrollment classes).
2. If a student is taking more than one dual enrollment class in a semester, the student must be HOPE Scholarship eligible. This means he/she must have a 21 ACT composite score OR a 3.0 GPA.
3. Students may use the dual enrollment grant for 4 semesters without a deduction from their HOPE Scholarship money. If a student chooses to take more than 4 semesters of dual enrollment classes (more than 2 high school DE classes), the grant money will be awarded; however, the grant amount will be initially deducted from their HOPE Scholarship when they enter college (if they stay in-state and use HOPE).
Things to Know:
1. Extra quality points (honors points) are awarded in dual enrollment classes.
2. Students will earn 6 hours of college credit for DE English, US History, and Advanced Algebra and Trig. Students will earn 8 hours of college credit for DE Biology and 4 hours of college credit for Calculus III.