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Dual Enrollment

Jump start your college education with Vanguard University's Dual Enrollment program. Earn high school and college credit at the same time.

Benefits of Dual Enrollment


Dual enrollment courses are offered at a discounted tuition rate - $65 per unit. Course with a lab incur an additional $75 lab fee.


Why Enroll?

  • Experience rigorous college coursework early
  • Many courses from which to choose
  • Develop early relationships with faculty
  • Learn valuable college-level study skills
  • Dedicated academic transition coordinator who will guide you through the enrollment and registration process

  • Official college transcript issued upon course completion


  • Attend athletic events with your Vanguard student ID
  • Gain access to Vanguard University's library and other campus facilities
  • Tutorial services for courses in which you are enrolled
  • Access to online interactive course resources

Course Offerings

Spring 2020


  • ART 252C: Hist/Appreciation of Art
    • MW 9:00am-9:50am
    • Meets Friday online
    • 3 units 
  • CSCI 100C: Intro to Computer Science
    • MW 1:00pm-2:15pm
    • 3 units
  • CSCI 100CL: Intro to Computer Science Lab (Required) 
    • MW 2:30pm-3:45pm
    • 1 unit
  • EDUC 100: Intro to Education
    • TR 10:45am-12:00pm
    • 3 units 
  • ENGL 120C: Persuasive Writing
    • MWF 8:00am-8:50am
    • 3 units 
  • HIST 156C-02: U.S. History 
    • MWF 9:00am-9:50am
    • 3 units
  • HIST 156C-03: U.S. History 
    • MWF 11:00am-11:50am
    • 3 units
  • HIST 203C: World Civilizations I 
    • TR 1:35pm-2:50pm
    • 3 units
  • MATH 116C: College Algebra 
    • MWF 8:00am-8:50am
    • 3 unit
  • MATH 170C: Precalculus
    • MWF 8:00am-8:50am
    • 3 units 
  • MATH 180C: Calculus I
    • MWF 9:00am-9:50am
    • Course also meets online
    • 4 units 
  • MATH 256C: Intro to Statistical Methods
    • MW 4:00pm-5:15pm
    • 3 units
  • POLS 155C: U.S. Government 
    • MW 2:30pm-3:45pm
    • 3 unit
  • PSCI 216C: Fundamentals of Physical Science
    • TR 10:30am-11:45am
    • 3 unit
  • PSCI 216CL: Fundamentals of Physical Science Lab (Required) 
    • R 1:35pm-4:35pm
    • 1 unit
  • PSYC 103C-01: Intro to Psychology
    • MWF 8:00am-8:50am
    • 3 unit
  • PSYC 103C-03: Intro to Psychology
    • MW 2:30pm-3:45pm
    • 3 unit
  • SOC 100C: Intro to Sociology
    • MW 6:00pm-7:15pm
    • 3 units 
  • THEO 101C: Foundations of Christian Life
    • MW 4:00pm-5:15pm
    • 3 units
  • THEO 103C: Intro to Theology
    • TR 3:00pm-4:15pm
    • 3 units

Summer 2020

Courses available March 2020

Fall 2020

Courses available June 2020

Student Qualifications

Vanguard seeks highly motivated and capable high school students who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in the junior or senior year of high school*
  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Have authorization from the high school administrator that certifies the year in school and academic standing
  • Letter of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor if GPA is below 3.0
  • If you taking a math or science course, you must take the ALEKS placement exam
  • Submit a Dual Enrollment Application

*Sophomores enrolled in courses that are typically junior or senior level courses may participate in the Vanguard Dual Enrollment Program with a email request from the dual enrollment liaison (usually your high school principal or guidance counselor) indicating the following:

  • The designated course in question is a junior (or senior) level course
  • The student meets the required 3.0 GPA standard, verified by a copy of the student’s high school



Admission Process & Policies


  • Submit your Dual Enrollment Application and the $15 application fee.
  • Submit current high school transcripts. (Students attending a partner school do not need to submit.)
  • Students are required to take Math and English assessment tests before enrolling in university courses. This helps us determine the best course placement for success.


  • Once a student has been awarded a high school diploma, General Equivalency Development certificate (GED), or other high school graduation certificate, they will no longer be able to enroll in Dual Enrollment classes and will need to apply to a college degree program (resident or online).
  • Grades will become part of the student's permanent high school transcript and Vanguard University's transcript (these are official transcripts and should be included on any college application).
  • While no more than 2 courses per semester are recommended to ensure academic success; if the student has earned a 3.0 or higher in their previous Dual Enrollment courses, they may enroll in additional units.
  • The maximum credits a student can take is limited to 36; however, with review and approval, the maximum can be increased to 60 credits.
  • Students who fail a Dual Enrollment credit course may repeat the course one time. The student must pay the tuition for the repeated course. If a student fails a second course, they will be removed from the Dual Enrollment program.

We invite you to take the next step

Contact Us

Enrique Rodriguez

Academic Transition Coordinator Bridge