Earn College Credit in High School Through LCCC's Dual Enrollment Programs!
Lorain County Community College offers some great programs that enable academically advanced and talented high school (and home-educated) students to enroll in college courses! Depending on the program, these courses may provide both high school and college credit. College credit can be earned and may be used at LCCC or for transfer to a college or university of choice after high school graduation.
Students may choose to:
Take courses on one of LCCC's campuses or online (PSEO)
Take courses at their High School (COPP)
Take courses during the summer (Credit in Escrow)
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The Dual Enrollment Team assists those high school students who are concurrently enrolling at LCCC. We work in cooperation with the students' high school guidance counselors to make sure that students are selecting the proper courses at LCCC. We also make arrangements for assessing new students to make sure that students are ready for college-level coursework. LCCC academic advisors work in conjunction with the Coordinator of Special Admissions programs, LCCC's Recruitment Specialists and LCCC's Counselor for Dual Enrollment students on common concerns and issues.
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Dual Enrollment Admission Criteria
3.5 GPA for Freshmen (based on 7th & 8th grade)
3.0 GPA for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (based on 2 yrs prior or HS accumulative GPA)
Students who do not meet the above criteria will be considered for dual enrollment participation by providing evidence of college readiness in subject area(s) in which student wishes to participate in college courses.
Indicators of College Readiness Used in Course Selection and Enrollment
COMPASS/ACT/SAT placement into college course and
High School Transcript/Student Performance in content area
Special consideration will be given for career-technical students pursuing courses within their field of study.
Each district will set the appropriate grade level for each LCCC class held at their high school. Please consult the school’s course catalog.
Assessment and Next Steps After Receiving Acceptance Letter
- Take the COMPASS ASSESSMENT or submit ACT or SAT scores to the Records Office. www.lorainccc.edu/COMPASS
- Register to attend a New Student Orientation at www.lorainccc.edu/orientation
(High School Site students should check with their district for a date to attend a session at your high school if possible.)
- Dual Enrollment students attending orientation on LCCC's campus will complete the College Student Inventory during a New Student Orientation.
- Meet with an academic advisor or counselor.
Students may be exempt from the COMPASS part of the assessment process if they have earned ACT or SAT scores of:
- ACT English score of 18 or SAT English score of 430
- ACT Mathematics score of 22 or SAT Mathematics score of 520
- ACT Reading Score of 21 or SAT Reading score of 450
Application for Admission
The Dual Enrollment Application for Admission is available from your high school guidance counselor.
For more information, contact Sun Jamerson at 440-366-7569.