Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrolled Student is a student who is enrolled in a community/junior college or state institution of higher learning while enrolled in high school.

Dual Enrolled students can earn up to a semester’s worth of college credit in high school. A semester’s worth of college credit equals 15 credit hours at Mississippi community/junior colleges or 12 credit hours at Mississippi public universities.

One (1) three-hour university or community/junior college course is equal to one (1) high school Carnegie unit. (MS Code 37-15-38 (13))


The College Board’s Advanced Placement courses, offered in more than 30 subjects enables students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both — while still in high school.

There are many reasons to take AP courses. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Challenge yourself academically.
  • Build college-level academic skills.
  • Set yourself apart in college admission.
  • Earn college credit and placement with a successful exam score.
  • Skip introductory courses

EXPLORE: Browse around the College Board’s Explore AP site to learn more about the benefits that AP can offer you.  Talking to your parents, guardians or friends about AP is also a good way to get another perspective.

DISCUSS If you think AP might be right for you, schedule a meeting to discuss it with your counselor or teacher. You can prepare with this conversation starter —  a useful guide for your discussion together.

ENROLL: Make sure to ask your counselor or teacher about deadlines for signing up for courses at your school.