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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 - $370 per course. 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 2019

  • PSYC 103C-01: Intro to Psychology (3 units)
    • MWF 8:00am-8:50am
  • PSYC 103C-04: Intro to Psychology (3 units)
    • MW 4:00pm-5:15pm
  • FINA 215C: Intro to the Arts
    • TR 8:00am-9:15am
  • ART 252C: History and Appreciation of Art
    • MWF 9:00am-9:50am
  • HIST 203C: World Civ I
    • TR 8:00am-9:15am
  • MATH 116: College Algebra
    • MWF 8:00am-8:50am
  • PSCI 216C: Fundamentals of Phys Sci
    • MWF 8:00am-8:50am
  • PSCI 216LC: Fundamentals of Phys Sci Lab
    • F 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • THEO 101C-04: Foundations of Christian Life
    • TR 3:00pm-4:15pm
  • KINE 146C-07: Lifetime Fitness: Dance Fitness
    • MWF 11:00am-11:50am
  • KINE 146C-10: Lifetime Fitness: Dance Fitness
    • MWF 9:00am-9:50am
  • BIOL 345C-01: Mountain Field Biology
    • M 12:00pm-12:50pm

Summer 2019

  • FINA 215C: Intro to the Arts
    • TR 8:00am-9:15am
  • ART 252C: History and Appreciation of Art
    • MWF 9:00am-9:50am
  • HIST 203C: World Civ I
    • TR 8:00am-9:15am
  • MATH 116: College Algebra
    • MWF 8:00am-8:50am

Fall 2019

Courses available July 2019

Student Qualifications

High school students may enroll in Vanguard to satisfy high school graduation requirements and earn college credit. Because of the special nature of the Dual Enrollment program, applicants must satisfy the following:


  • GPA of at least 3.0 or higher, unweighted
  • An unofficial copy of your current high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor if GPA is below 3.0
  • Submit the Dual Enrollment Application

    • If you taking a math or science course, you must take the ALEKS placement exam.



Admission Process & Policies


  • Submit the 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