High school students can get a jump on a college degree or a career while meeting high school graduation requirements. Public, private, and home-school students can enroll for the program and take courses tuition-free.
Why is DE@DTC is right for you?
Each year, hundreds of dedicated high school students take college courses tuition free through DTC’s Dual Enrollment program. If you (as a student) or your child (as a parent) is ready to:
• Accelerate academic achievement by getting an early collegiate start
• SAVE thousands of dollars while getting up to a two-year Degree worth of college credits
• Be treated like an adult in class and take pride in the challenge to go above average expectations
Is Dual Enrollment worth it?
Program Quick Facts
Dual Enrollment is High School Students taking college classes while you are still in high school.
Upon the written approval of their principal, qualified high school juniors and seniors may be granted early admission to the College on a space-available basis. Requirements for early admission are the same as for the admission of new students. Upon graduation, the student may apply for admission as a regular student in a degree, diploma or certificate-granting curriculum.
In order for a high school student to be granted early admission, he or she must:
Be a high school junior or senior.
Submit written permission from the high school principal. This permission must indicate that the student is in good standing with the high school.
Have demonstrated sufficient academic preparation for college work. If upon graduation from high school, the student enrolls at Denmark Technical College; all credits earned will be applicable toward the appropriate degree, diploma or certificate. If enrolling at another post-secondary institution, students may have their credits transferred, pending acceptance by the other institution.
Dual Enrollment is High School Students taking college classes while you are still in high school.
Dual enrollment is when a student is in a high school and enrolled in college at the same time. DE students take courses that count for college credit. DTC offers dual enrollment as an option to high school students who live in Allendale, Bamberg, and Barnwell counties. These courses may be taken on high school campuses, or on the DTC campuses, online or virtually.
If a student takes at least six credit hours from DTC per semester, students will attend DE@DTC for free thanks to the South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance Program and South Carolina Workforce & Industry Needs Scholarship. There are forms that students need to submit in order for courses to be tuition free, such as the Lottery Tuition Assistance waiver. Check with our dual enrollment counselors to learn more.
DE student’s books are paid for with the South Carolina Workforce Industry Needs Scholarship (SC WINS): The SC WINS is a statewide technical college scholarship program that Supplements SC-LTAP to help cover tuition and mandatory fees remaining after other scholarships and grants have been applied to the student’s account balance, if the student is enrolled in an eligible workforce/career pathway program. For more information and a list of eligibility guidelines, visit S.C. Technical College System-SC WINS Scholarship Program.
Dual enrollment courses are taught by DTC faculty. Often teachers at individual high schools have the appropriate credentials and teach these college level classes on behalf of DTC.
Yes. DTC’s general education college courses transfer to most colleges and universities across the nation. In addition, selected colleges and universities also accept courses from DTC’s applied technical and professional programs. However, individual institutions reserve the right to ultimately determine transferability of credits. Students should contact the college to which they intend to attend to ensure that their courses transfer.
Students have several dual enrollment options.
- Work with your high school counselor to get approval to come to DTC and take Dual Enrollment classes.
- Take Dual Enrollment courses that are available through an online (asynchronous) or virtual (synchronous) delivery mode.
Please see your high school counselor to find out which option is best for you. Also, your MTC dual enrollment counselors are always ready to help.
Regardless of the option that you choose, you must submit the following:
- Dual Enrollment Application for Admissions
- Qualifying Credentials for Admissions and Placement (SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER, High School Transcript, AP, IB, etc.)
- Lawful Presence Form
- Dual Enrollment Agreement Form
- 2022-2023 Lottery Tuition Assistance Waiver Request Form
If you attend an area high school/district where courses will be offered at/through your school, your counselor will send your registration requests to DTC for you. All other students should submit a completed dual enrollment application and receive your acceptance, email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your Dual Enrollment advisement session.
Yes. All dual enrollment students have access to college resources, including academic advising, tutoring, library services, and counseling and career services.
Denmark Technical College – Apprenticeship Program
Educational Talent Search
If you are a middle school or high school student in Allendale, Bamberg or Barnwell county, you may be eligible to participate in a program designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. The Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded TRIO program of the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention.
This program provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree.
It is possible that taking dual enrollment courses could impact a student’s future college scholarship possibilities, such as the Life Scholarship. Students should enter into DE courses with an understanding of the expectations of a college course and the perseverance to see it through. Students may contact their high school’s counselor or DTC counselors for specific information regarding DE and scholarships.
Yes. DE@DTC students must agree to allow for the release grades, attendance, academic standing, disciplinary action, financial obligations, or other student information to parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Academic information will also be provided to a student’s high school as part of this agreement.
- Student attends DE Orientation
- Student has Interest/Counselor Recommendation
- Student meets one of the multiple measures req.
- Student is advised by the DE Coordinator and HS Counselor
- Student completes required DTC documents
- Student is enrolled in courses
- Can articulate why he/she is interested in DE
- Meets college DE admissions requirements
- Can follow through on multi-step tasks
- Self-motivated (will communicate with professor)
- Takes initiative
- Has a specific pathway planned for graduation
- Can overcome any logistical challenges of traveling to and from the local high school and college
- A Dual Enrollment course is a college course in all respects. The curriculum and teaching methods are the same as used in other college courses. Students will be expected to conduct themselves as college students, and regular academic policies applicable to courses taught at the college’s main campus also apply to Dual Enrollment courses. While taking courses through Denmark Technical College, the student must adhere to all college policies and regulations contained in the college catalog, student handbook, registration guide, and course syllabus.
- To prepare for college course assignments, all college students should expect to invest at least as much time out-of-class as in-class reading and studying. All students should schedule more study time when they have an exam or when projects are due.
- High school courses may not address the same controversial issues or subject matter as a college course. Dual Enrollment students should be prepared to participate in college level class discussions.
- The instructor is available to answer any questions a student may have. If students have any concerns about their performance in the course or are not sure of an assignment, the student should speak with the instructor.
- Students are responsible for all materials related to the course whether or not they are in class the day the information is given or the assignment is made. Students will need to talk to their instructor to make arrangements for receiving handouts, classroom information, obtaining lecture notes, or turning in work. Parents and students should seriously discuss priorities before and during enrollment in a Dual Enrollment course. Keep in mind, an absence is defined as “a student not being in class.”
- The student should pay careful attention to the instructor’s system for assigning grades. The instructor’s grading system is covered in the course syllabus which is distributed at the beginning of each course.
- Do not expect to repeat work in order to improve a grade.
- Do not expect to do extra work to bring up a low grade.
- Do not expect to receive extra credit for attendance.
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- Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School
- Barnwell High School
- Barnwell Career Center
- Blackville-Hilda High School
- Denmark-Olar High School
- Jefferson-Davis Academy
- Williston-Elko High School
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Full Fall Deadline
The period to register and pay fees for the full fall semester without a late fee ends on August 15. Students will still be able to complete registration after the deadline, but a $60 late fee will be charged
Full Fall Late Registration Begins
Late registration is the last chance for students to register for courses in the upcoming semester. To avoid a $60 late fee, students should complete registration and pay tuition and fees before this August 15 deadline. All current students should contact your high school counselor to get registered. New or prospective students should contact your high school counselor to receive the registration process. For questions, contact the DE Office, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803.591.8002 or 803-591-8003.
Fall 12-Week Deadline
The period to register and pay fees without a late fee for the 12-week fall session ends on September 12. Students will still be able to complete registration after the deadline, but a $60 late fee will be charged.
Fall 12-Week Late Registration Begins
Late Registration is the last chance for students to register for courses in the upcoming semester. To avoid a $60 late fee, students should complete registration and pay tuition and fees before this September 12 deadline. All current students should contact your high school counselor to get registered. New or prospective students should contact your high school counselor to receive the registration process. For questions, contact the DE Office, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803.591.8002 or 803-591-8003.
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