Dual High School Enrollment Requirements
Eligible high school students may enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes, either on the College campus or at the high school, and receive both high school and college credit. There must be on file at Bevill State Community College a formal written agreement between the student’s local school board and Bevill State Community College before approval for Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment admission is granted. To be eligible the student must meet the following requirements:
- The student must be in grade 10, 11, or 12 or have an exception granted by the participating postsecondary institution upon the recommendation of the student’s principal and superintendent and in accordance with Alabama Administrative Code 290-8-9.17 regarding gifted and talented
- The student must have a “B” average, as defined by local board of education policy, in completed high school courses.
- The student must have written approval of the appropriate principal, counselor, and the local superintendent of education. Student access to Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment is dependent upon both academic readiness and social maturity. Approval from the appropriate counselor, principal and superintendent indicates that the student has demonstrated both. Unless the student can demonstrate the ability to benefit from college level instruction, special education students are not eligible forenrollment under this policy.
- The student must meet admission requirements established by the College.
- Students who are enrolled in grades 10, 11, or 12 may be deemed eligible to participate in Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment in occupational/technical courses pending demonstrated ability to benefit as documented by successful completion of placement by Compass or other assessments approved by the Department of Postsecondary Education.
- The student must take COMPASS exam and place in eligible courses.
Accelerated High School Student Admission
Eligible high school students may enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes and receive college credit. Bevill State Community College admissions, course placement, and course sequencing are applicable in addition to eligibility requirements listed below. A student is eligible for early admission upon meeting the following criteria:
- The student has successfully completed the 10th grade;
- The student provides a certification from the local principal and/or designee certifying that the student has a minimum cumulative "B" average and recommending the student be admitted under this policy.
- The student may enroll only in postsecondary courses for which high school prerequisites have been completed (e.g., a student may not take English Composition until all required high school English courses have been completed). The student must take COMPASS exam and place in eligible courses.
- The student must meet admission requirements established by the College
- The State Plan for Exceptional Children and Youth allows gifted students to enroll for college courses. Certification of the student's eligibility for enrollment and a completed Recommendation Form must be provided to Bevill State Community College and must be approved by the Chancellor of Postsecondary Education and the College President prior to the student's desired enrollment.
Early College Enrollment Program Admission (ECEP)
The Early College Enrollment Program (ECEP) provides an opportunity for qualifying high school students to earn college credits toward an approved career technical or health science program. Eligible students take all of their course work on the college campus and receive high school credit for their college course work. Students who complete their ECEP program will receive a 50 percent tuition reduction for one semester of College coursework in their ECEP program of study up to one year after graduation. Students must complete the admissions requirements for the College and meet the following additional requirements:
- Students must have completed the 10th grade;
- Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for technical programs and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for approved health science programs;
- Students must pass all areas of the high school exit exam before entry into the 12th grade and must COMPASS test into English 101 and Math 100 placement levels;
- Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA while enrolled in ECEP;
- Students must have written approval of the appropriate principal, counselor, and local superintendent of education to participate in the ECEP program.