Catalog and Student Handbook
Dual Enrollment is an enriching program where high school students take college courses and earn college credit in their own high school. Students earn college and high school credits simultaneously. College credits earned through dual enrollment transfer to Virginia Community Colleges, and most four-year colleges and universities. Individual colleges and universities make final determinations of transfer of credits. Students should check with the institution they are planning to attend regarding transferability of credits.
What courses are offered as Dual Enrollment credits?
Germanna Community College and the high school determine which courses are offered each semester as Dual Enrollment courses. Typically, the Dual Enrollment courses offered are courses which would be taken during a student's first year of college. Dual Enrollment courses are listed in each high school’s Program of Studies. For information on the steps to becoming a dual student, please refer to the section “Admission of Dual Enrollment Students.”
Germanna Community College Student Resources
Dual Enrollment students are Germanna Community College students. All Germanna students have access to Student Resources which can facilitate their academic success in college courses: GCC Email and Blackboard Learning Tool, Tutoring Services, Library Services and Technical Support.
How do Dual Enrollment Credits Transfer?
Dual Enrollment credits transfer to many colleges and universities and all Virginia Community Colleges. Individual colleges and universities make final determinations of transfer of credits. Students should check with the institution they are planning to attend regarding transferability of credits.A small number of dual enrollment courses, especially in occupational-technical programs such as Early Childhood Development & Automotive are not intended for transfer to four year colleges and universities. For more information on courses included on Germanna’s transfer elective list please visit the college website www.germanna.edu. Dual Enrollment students planning to attend a college or university other than Germanna must submit a Transcript Request Form to Germanna’s Admissions and Records office once Dual Enrollment coursework is complete. Unofficial transcripts can be viewed online through the MyGCC Student Resources portal. Dual Enrollment students who are seniors planning to enroll at Germanna full-time after high school must submit a Change Form to indicate a change in curriculum, i.e., from Dual Enrollment to their intended major/degree program.
Participating High Schools –Brooke Point High School, Caroline High School, Chancellor High School, Colonial Forge High School, Commonwealth Governor’s School, Courtland High School, Culpeper County High School, Eastern View High School, Fredericksburg Christian
High School, James Monroe High School, Madison County High School, Massaponax High School, Mountain View High School, North Stafford High School, Orange County High School, Riverbend High School, Saint Michael the Archangel, Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center, Spotsylvania High School, and Stafford High School.Students should consult their high school’s Program of Studies or schedule an appointment to meet with their high school guidance counselor to find out what classes are currently offered at their high school.