Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Get a head start on college by earning college credit while in high school. Dual enrollment is not a test-based program like Advanced Placement. Students are registered for the UofM course and begin their post-secondary academic record. Dual enrollment courses are also offered at an heavily discounted rate and TSAC state funding can be applied to the tuition balance.

3. What is the difference in High School Based and Campus Based Dual Enrollment?
The high school based program is offered at several area high schools. Students are enrolled in a UofM college course but instruction takes place in their high school building. The campus based (or joint enrollment) program refers to courses taken on the UofM campus or online. The campus based program is for homeschooled students or students who want to take course independently of their high school. Joint enrollment may have different admissions standards.
4. How many courses can a student take per term?
There is no limit to how many courses a student can take per semester. However, we recommend staying below 12 credit hours per semester. 
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. The campus based schedule with course offerings for the upcoming semester will be posted under the campus based tab.
7. Will Dual Enrollment courses transfer to other colleges and universities?
It 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. You must request a University of Memphis transcript be sent to the other institution for credits to be evaluated and transferred.
8. If I leave the school mid-semester, may I continue my Dual Enrollment class at my new school?
If the new high school does not offer the same Dual Enrollment course through the University of Memphis, the student would not be able to continue in the UofM dual enrollment 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?
The cost of the high school based program courses has already been significantly discounted and therefore additional discounts do not apply. However, those discounts may be applied to unique courses taken on the main campus that have not been discounted.
10. What if I do not have a test score, am I eligible to take a course?
Applications can be reviewed without test scores if the student has not taken the ACT, PreACT, PSAT, or SAT. If you have any of these scores, they must be submitted wiht your application. The PSAT, PLAN, or ASPIRE can only be used if the student has 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 but will be evaluated on an individual basis if requested by the high school.
12. Where can I get an application for Dual Enrollment?
The dual enrollment online application link can be found on the dual enrollment web site.
13. What is the deadline to apply for Campus Based Dual Enrollment?
Application should be submitted by August 1 for the fall term and December 1 for the spring term.
14. Where can I find more information about the Dual Enrollment program?
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 Admissions Office. If you no longer have that letter, you can call Information Technology support office (678-8888) and identify yourself as a Dual Enrollment student to request your 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 the high school early in the semester)
16. Can I request a course that is not on your campus based schedule?
Yes, students can request courses that are not on the campus based schedule with advisement from the dual enrollment office. Please make these requests early each semester. The dual enrollment office will seek approval from the academic department to enroll in the course on the student's behalf.
17. Is financial aid available for Dual Enrollment?
The TSAC Dual Enrollment Grant (DEG) can be used for all dual enrollment programs if the student is eligible.
18. What is the Dual Enrollment Grant and how much does it cover for each course?
The dual enrollment grant is funded through the state lottery and is available to apply toward the cost of courses at the selected college. Refer to the link below for additional information on the grant amounts.

Dual Enrollment Grant

19. Where can I find the Dual Enrollment online grant application?
Dual Enrollment Grant
20. Can I take a course in the Summer and still use the Dual Enrollment Grant?
The dual enrollment grant is available for the summer as long as you remain grant eligible and have not graduated from high school.
21. What are the fees for one course?
Consult your high school advisor for cost information for the high school based program.
22. 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 high school counselor.
23.  If I am home schooled, am I still eligible to take a course?
Home School students may qualify for the "joint enrollment" option and we offer courses online or on a UofM Campus for Home School students.


24. If I decide to withdraw from the course, what do I do?
Contact your counselor immediately.
25. How do I order a transcript to be sent to other colleges or universities to which I am applying?
To order a an official transcript, go to the link below. https://www.memphis.edu/registrar/students/records/transcript-official.php
26. How do I obtain textbooks and other required materials for my class?
Consult your high school counselor regarding textbooks for your dual enrollment course.