Dual/Concurrent Enrollment

  • South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center

    SC TRAC is a web portal designed to improve college course transfer and articulation in the state. The system assists students by providing online tools that make it easier to transfer academic credit and evaluate how higher education course work will transfer among South Carolina’s public colleges and universities. It is particularly useful to high school students who are taking dual credit, Advanced Placement, and/or International Baccalaureate courses as they can benefit tremendously by using the site to help plan their postsecondary course work.

    University of South Carolina Aiken

    Dual Enrollment is offered by the University of South Carolina Aiken to high school juniors and seniors. It provides an opportunity for students who are capable of meeting an increased challenge to earn college credit by taking courses offered by the university while still enrolled in high school. USC Aiken strongly encourages high school students to also enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses that are available at their high school.  AP courses combined with dual enrollment courses at USC Aiken will prepare high school students for the rigors of a four-year institution.

    To be considered for this program, students must submit: an online application for admission, high school transcripts, SAT/PSAT or ACT scores, and an application supplement form including signatures of approval from both a parent/guardian and their high school principal or guidance counselor.

    Student Eligibility

    • Student must be a junior or senior in high school 
    • Students must score at least 1020 on the SAT or PSAT or at least 21 on the ACT or Pre-ACT
    • Students must submit a high school transcript and rank in the top 25% of their high school class and/or have a 3.5+ GPA on the SC UGP
    • Submit an application supplement form including signatures of approval from both a parent/guardian and high school principal or guidance counselor
    • Avoid courses which are offered by the students’ high school 
    • Must meet the prerequisites of any university course before enrolling in that course

    Students admitted to this program will be enrolled in regular college courses in general subject areas, and will be chosen in consultation with the student so as to complement their high school program. Students who are successful in their first course(s) may be able to continue their enrollment in this program during subsequent terms. (BROCHURE)

    Aiken Technical College

    Aiken Technical College Early Start Programs enable area high school students to enroll in college courses under a 2005 South Carolina State Law called the Education and Economic Development Act or EEDA.

    ATC Early Start Programs include:

    Dual Credit Enrollment-a high school student enrolls in college courses to earn both high school and college credits.

    Concurrent Enrollment - a high school student takes college courses, and requests college credit only. 
    Technical Advanced Placement (TAP) - a high school student enrolls in select technical courses available through a special agreement with their school.

    Learn more about ATC Programs for high school students: Click here