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Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is a way for high school juniors and seniors to earn college and high school credit for the same course, simultaneously. It lets you get a head start on college and can even help you save money in the process. Your college-level Dual Enrollment course may be taught at your high school or at one of our campuses.

It’s important to remember that Dual Enrollment courses become part of your permanent college transcript. Potential Dual Enrollment students should demonstrate maturity, responsibility, and initiative — and should be academically prepared to succeed.

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How To Qualify

For any general education and business class, students must have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and meet minimum requirements for ACT, PreACT, SAT or PSAT scores (PSAT and PreACT scores are only accepted for high school juniors):

  • ACT/PreACT score of 18 in English and 19 in Reading
  • SAT / PSAT score of 500 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Qualifications for some courses are unique. Students who wish to take a specific class, particularly in math or science, may need to meet additional ACT/PreACT or SAT/PSAT minimum scores in mathematics.



MATH 1530: Introductory Statistics
MATH 1010: Math for General Studies
Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, and Botany
Most business courses


MATH 1130: College Algebra


MATH 1710: Precalculus Algebra


MATH 1730: Precalculus


MATH 1910: Calculus


Payment & Financial Aid

Tuition for Dual Enrollment students at Pellissippi State is $166 per credit hour, though some courses have extra fees that may cover equipment or lab materials.

Many Dual Enrollment students qualify for financial aid through the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Dual Enrollment Grant. Dual Enrollment students aren’t eligible for federal financial aid.


New Student Orientation

First time Dual Enrollment students are invited to attend a Welcome Session. Sessions are directed to new dual enrollment students and are the equivalent to the College's New Student Orientations for incoming freshman. The events are designed to welcome and orient dual enrollment students to Pellissippi State. Participation is optional, but registration for a session is required. First time dual enrollment students can register for a New Dual Enrollment Student Welcome Session.

Session participants will,
• Prepare for classes
• Explore campus resources
• Get information about the TSAC dual enrollment grant
• Find out about transferring classes to other colleges


Information for Parents

Dual Enrollment courses — whether taken at your child’s high school or on one of our campuses — will be part of your student’s permanent college transcript. Your student will be treated like any other college student. And remember, per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Pellissippi State professors and administrators can’t speak with you about your student’s attendance, grades or other issues unless your student signs a Disclosure of Records Form.

Contact Us

Spencer Joy
Dual Enrollment Specialist
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Phone: 865.694.6400
Fax: 865.539.7690