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Dual Credit

GO2College In High School!

Just think: you could receive credit for both college AND high school requirements with dual credit courses! In a dual credit class you are a college student and must meet college admissions requirements in English, math and reading. Courses are offered at Henderson Community College and Union, Webster, and Henderson County High Schools.

How Do I Become a Dual Credit Student?

  • Complete a HCC Dual Credit student application.
  • Complete a parent/student packet.
  • Meet the assessment and placement requirements by submitting ACT test scores or by completing TABE and/or KYOTE testing.
  • Be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior.

Dual Credit Requirements

In a dual credit class, students are considered college students and must meet college admissions requirements in English, math, and reading. Students should request ACT scores be sent to their high school as well as Henderson Community College. Students must have an ACT score that matches the placement requirements for the course they wish to take. They can also take the TABE and/or KYOTE.

ACT SCORES                KYOTE                        TABE

English = 18               Math = CA14          English = 12.9 

Reading = 20              MP18                      Reading = 12.2                                                      

Math = 22


  • Get good grades – Remember, grades you earn from your classes at HCC will be reported on both your high school AND college transcripts. The grade(s) earned will affect your KEES money.
  • Attend your classes – Attendance is tracked through Blackboard for online classes.  Students will need to log-in daily for current information. Also, read the syllabus and other information provided by the instructors.
  • Communicate with your instructors - Keep in close communication with your instructors by using E-mail or Blackboard. They can offer additional assistance and guidance. They want you to be successful and are willing to help when you ask.
  • Purchase required texts/materials - Students are responsible for textbooks and any other required materials for classes at HCC.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of expectations – You will be asked to sign that you understand the expectations of attending dual credit classes in class.

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

2018 Fall Semester

Aug. 13                 -              classes begin                      Monday
Oct. 8-13              -              fall break                            Monday - Saturday
Nov. 21                 -              academic holiday              Wednesday
Nov. 30                 -              classes end                         Friday
Dec. 2-7                -              final exams                        Sunday – Friday

2019 Spring Semester

Jan. 14                  -              classes begin                      Monday
March 11-16        -              spring break                        Monday-Saturday
May 3                    -              classes end                         Friday
May 5-10              -              final exams                         Sunday-Friday. 

2019 Summer Session

Class Sessions can begin on or after Monday, May 20           
All Class Sessions end by Friday July 26
Last days final exams can be scheduled: Monday-Tuesday July 29-30

Why Should I Enroll?

  • Save time by earning college credit in high school; it shortens the time it takes to get your college degree.
  • Save money by taking advantage of discounted tuition rates while you are in high school ($54.00 per credit).
  • College credit received from HCC/KCTCS and subsequent degrees (AA or AS) will transfer as a block to any Kentucky public university.
  • Some courses have additional $68.75 charges for digital materials which you would be responsible for paying. These prices are subject to change each year.
  • Juniors and Seniors will receive 2 free classes from KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority). These scholarships may be used for Fall and/or Spring semesters during the 2017-2108 school year. All Dual Credit pricing scholarships are to be determined based upon budget and state legislation and are adjusted annually. 

How to Apply Online/Register

1. Complete HCC Dual Credit Student application (print out and completed by student only)

  • The student’s email address
  • The student’s phone number, if applicable
  • The student’s social security number
  • The student's date of birth
  • Please blue or black ink

2. Take the ACT placement test - go to act.org to sign up.

3. Parents need to sign FERPA/grade release form.

4. Students must sign expectations form.

5. Sign registration forms and ensure classes are listed for Fall and Spring semesters.

6. Turn in completed forms to:

Amber Thomas
Guidance Counselor
Henderson County High School

Nichole Thomas
Guidance Counselor
Union County High School

Julie Franklin
Webster County High School

Shannon Clements
Coordinator of Academic Programs
Henderson Community College (Herron campus)

Note: If you were a dual credit student and have a balance due, please call the Business Office at 270-831-9622.

Make sure you have bought all books before classes begin in the fall. Students have access to new or used books, electronic texts, or rental textbooks.

Homeschooled Students

Homeschooled students are eligible for the KHEAA scholarship. Please access the KHEAA website to fill in an application as well as the college they wish to attend. Please also complete the Dual Credit Scholarship Application link under the Application section on this page.


  • Pay online: with a debit/credit card in Student Self-Service or see further instructions on how to pay online.
  • Mail a check or money order made payable to HCC (include your 9-digit KCTCS ID number) to
    Henderson Community College
    ATTN: Business Office
    2660 S. Green Street
    Henderson , KY 42420
  • Pay over the phone with a credit/debit card by calling the HCC Business Office at (270) 831-9622 or 270-831-9620 or e-mail hccbusinessoffice@kctcs.edu. You must provide the cashier with your 9-digit KCTCS student ID number.
  • Charges are assessed upon submitting the enrollment contract. The billing statement will be emailed to your KCTCS student email account and you will also receive a copy of the bill in the mail.

Dropping Dual Credit Courses

If you will not be able to complete the course successfully you need to officially withdraw by meeting with your counselor and filling out a drop form.  The counselor  will send the original, signed form to Shannon Clements, Academic Coordinator, at HCC- Herron Center. Failure to complete this process will result in a failing grade posted on the student’s transcript.

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Student Privacy

In general, the college will not release student educational record information without the expressed consent of the student. This consent is granted on the permission form that the student and parent will sign in the parent packet.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, is a federal law that protects the privacy and confidentiality of personally identifiable information contained within student education records. Colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System comply with FERPA's confidentiality protections and adhere to procedures dealing with student education records and directory information recommended by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

In its discretion, a college or KCTCS as appropriate may provide Directory Information in accordance with the provisions of the Act [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974] to include:

  • student name address
  • email address
  • telephone number
  • date and place of birth
  • major field of study
  • dates of attendance
  • degrees and awards received
  • the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student
  • participation in officially recognized activities and sports