• Below is information on both approved dual enrollment programs for Aiken County Schools. 






    Please note that ALL students who apply must notify Ms. McBride in the School Counseling office.  Failure to cooridante with Aiken High School on dual enrollment courses, will mean that the student's college classes can only be considered Concurrent Enrollment and they will not recieve credit on their high school transcript!


    USCA Logo USC Aiken Dual/Concurrent Enrollment

    Concurrent Admission is a program 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.  Students are exposed to personalized instruction in traditional USC Aiken courses with USC Aiken faculty and students.

    USC Aiken strongly encourages high school students to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses that are available at their high school.  AP courses combined with dual/concurrent courses at USC Aiken will prepare high school students for the rigors of a four-year institution.

    Qualifications for USCA Dual Enrollment:

    • Be in the top 25% of your class
    • Have a score of 1020 on SAT, 102 on PSAT (on Critical Reading and Math only) or 21 on ACT/19 on PLAN
    • Take a College Prep curriculum in high school

    For more information please visit: 
    USCA Dual/Concurrent Enrollment


     Aiken Tech Logo Aiken Technical College Early Start: Dual Enrollment

    Early Start: Dual Enrollment is Aiken Technical College’s dual enrollment program. It is designed to allow qualified and highly motivated Aiken County, private or home-schooled high school students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school by taking either general studies classes, or enrolling in the Pre-Engineering or General Education Pathway. Students can earn both high school and college credit (dual credit) or just college credit (concurrent).

    Dual enrollment students should have at least the minimum test scores on one or more of the following placement tests:

    • SAT Scores: 500 (verbal) plus Accuplacer math
    • ACT Scores: English sub score of 18 and Mathc sub score of 22
    • PSAT Scores: 500 (verbal) and 500 (math) for PSAT tests administered after October 2015

    Students entering the Pre-Engineering Academy program must have the minimum test scores on one or more of the following tests:

    • SAT Scores: 500 (verbal) plus COMPASS math
    • ACT Scores: 21 composite
    • PSAT Scores: 500 (verbal) and 500 (math) for PSAT tests administered after October 2015

    Dual enrollment applicants who do not meet these requirements may take the free COMPASS placement test on campus at ATC, but will need to test into college-level courses in order to be accepted in the Early Start: Dual Enrollment Program.

     For more information please visit:
    Aiken Technical College Early Start:Dual Enrollment


    Aiken High Dual Enrollment Presentation

    Dual Enrollment Presentation