Dual Enrollment
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1. What is Dual Enrollment?
An opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while meeting the requirements for high school graduation.

2. What are the benefits of Dual Enrollment?
Earning college credit while meeting high school graduation requirements.

3. What is the difference in School Based and Campus Based Dual Enrollment?
The high school based initiative is a special program offered at several area high schools.  The campus based "concurrent enrollment" program refers to courses taken on the main campus or satellite campuses.  Concurrent enrollment has different admissions standards and does not include the institutional grant.

4. How many courses can a student take per term?
The high school based program will allow two per term.  The main campus program allows for one per term.

5. Can I use these courses toward high school graduation?
Yes, with the approval of your high school.

6. Do you have specific courses offered for Dual Enrollment?
Consult your high school guidance counselor for the course offerings at your school.  Typically schools are offering English Composition, U.S. History, College Algebra, and Elementary Calculus.  Some schools are offering other courses.

7. Will Dual Enrollment courses transfer to other colleges and universities?
Is has been our experience that in most cases the courses transfer without a problem.  However, I would consult the school(s) you are planning to attend after high school graduation to be sure.

8. If I leave the school mid-semester, may I continue my Dual Enrollment class at my new school?
Students who transfer from one school to another may continue the same Dual Enrollment class only at the new school’s discretion. It is the student’s responsibility to see that already completed work and grades are transferred from one school to the other.

If the new school does not offer the same course for Dual Enrollment, or if Dual Enrollment is provided by an institution other than the University of Memphis, the student cannot continue in this program.

9. One of my parents is a state employee or works at the University of Memphis.  Will I receive an additional discount for my Dual Enrollment class?
Because the cost of a Dual Enrollment class has been considerably discounted already, no additional discounts will be applied to this program..

10. What if I do not have a test score, am I eligible to take a course?
Students must have taken the ACT or SAT prior to entering the program.  We will also use the PLAN for students who have not taken the ACT or SAT.

11. If I do not meet the requirements, can I get an exception?
Exceptions are not typically granted for this program.

12. Where can I get an application for Dual Enrollment?
Your guidance counselor will provide a PDF application form or it can be obtained by clicking here.

13. What is the deadline to apply for Campus Based Dual Enrollment?
The lottery web site publishes the deadlines for each term.

14. What is the contact information to find out more about Dual Enrollment at your institution?
Contact the Office of Admissions at 901-678-2111.

15. How can I obtain a UUID and password that will enable me to use university library resources?
The information you need is on your acceptance letter from the University. If you lose that piece of paper, you can call tech support (678-8888) and identify yourself as a Dual Enrollment student and request a User Name and Temporary Password. You must be prepared to give the technician either a Social Security number or your student U number (individual student U numbers are listed on the class rosters sent to teachers early in the semester).

16. If I apply to the University of Memphis for admission as a college freshman, do I have to pay the application fee?
Since you didn't pay an application fee when you applied for Dual Enrollment classes, you will need to pay the $25 application fee for your college application.

17. If I apply to the University of Memphis for admission as a college freshman, how should I respond to questions on the application having to do with previous college experience?
Your response to the question that asks if you have ever been enrolled in college should be “no.” You will answer “yes” to the question that asks if you have ever completed college coursework.

18. Are there specific courses offered for Dual Enrollment at your institution for the Campus Based program?
There are no specific courses that are offered just for Dual Enrollment students. Once a student decides what subject they are interested in the student will need to contact that department on campus for approval to register for the specific class.

19. Is financial aid available for Dual Enrollment?
The dual enrollment grant can be used for all dual enrollment programs if the student is eligible.  The high school based program also includes an institutional grant to reduce the cost.

20. What is the Dual Enrollment Grant and how much does it cover for each course?
As of May 2010 the lottery grant pays up to $300 per semester ($100 per semester hour up to three hours).

21. Where can I find the Dual Enrollment online grant application?
Either on this web site or by going to the Tennessee Lottery web site.

22. Can I take a course in the Summer and still use the Dual Enrollment Grant?
The dual enrollment grant may be available in the summer if you haven't already used up your eligibility for the year.

23. What are the fees for one course?
In the high school based program students pay $85 per course plus the cost of books (assuming you are eligible for the lottery grant).  If you take a second course in the high school based program you will pay $85 for the first course and $385 for the second course.  Four hour courses are $95 each.  Students taking courses on the main campus or one of the satellite campuses will pay regular prices minus the lottery dual enrollment grant.

24. I received a letter / phone call saying that I will be dropped from the class for nonpayment of fees. What do I do?
If you have paid your fees to your high school, you will not be dropped. The computer has generated a response that does not apply to Dual Enrollment students. Contact your counselor

25.  If I am home schooled, am I still eligible to take a course?
Home School students may qualify for the "concurrent enrollment" option and we offer courses at our Carrier Campus in Collierville, TN for Home School students.

26. If I decide to withdraw from the course, what do I do?
Contact your counselor immediately.

27. How do I order a transcript to be sent to other colleges or universities to which I am applying?
To order a transcript, go to the U of M homepage and locate Transcripts from the A-Z list. All of the information you need will be there. You may ask that the transcript be sent immediately or request that it not be sent until the term is complete.

28. How can I get a copy of my transcript after I take a course?
Transcripts may be requested through the Registrar's Office at the University of Memphis.

29. How do I obtain textbooks and other required materials for my class?
Students are required to buy their own textbooks. Textbooks can be found at the University Bookstore on our main campus. Consult your teacher before purchasing your books.

Admissions Issues

Gloria Moore, Associate Director
Office of Admissions
(901) 678-3995


Program Issues

Dr. William Akey, Director
Dual Enrollment Programs
(901 )678-3993


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