• AHS Dual Enrollment Program Options






    USCA  USC Aiken Dual Enrollment Options

    Students interested in dual enrollment at USCA must contact Ms. McBride in the AHS Counseling Office in order to start their application process.  Please email: tmcbride@acpsd.net Applications for Fall 2023 open in February 2023. All USCA programs are off AHS campus.

    Dual enrollment at UofSC Aiken provides high achieving local public, private or home-schooled high school students with the opportunity to take college courses that will enhance their high school experience while experiencing the challenges of a collegiate classroom setting.

    Dual enrollment eases the transition as students leave high school and enter a four-year university setting.  Students are exposed to personalized instruction in traditional UofSC Aiken courses with UofSC Aiken faculty and students.

    UofSC Aiken strongly encourages high school students to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses that are available at their high school in addition to dual enrollment courses at USC Aiken.  Combined, high school students will be well prepared for the rigors of a four-year institution.

    Qualification Requirements

    • Be in the top 25% of your class and/or have a 3.5+ GPA on the SC UGP
    • Have a score of 1020+ on the SAT or PSAT and/or 21+ on ACT/PreACT
    • Take College Prep or higher curriculum in high school

    To apply or for more information visit: https://www.usca.edu/admissions/apply/programs/dual-enrollment

    AHS Engineering Academy
    For those students that complete the PLTW Engineering Program, we have a new option to continue with your studies with Dual Enrollment classes.  This is in partnership with USCA.  Students will need to meet USCA Dual admissions standards. 
    PLTW completers, may take Dual Engineering courses at the same time as/ or after completion of Civil Engineering and/or EDD. 
    The USCA Engineering courses include Introduation to Engineering 1 and 2 as well as the math a student tests to be placed in (Pre Cal 111/112 or Calculus 1/2)


    Aiken Tech Logo ATC Dual Enrollment Options

    Students interested in dual enrollment at Aiken Tech must contact Ms. Fox in the AHS Counseling Office in order to start their application process.  Please email: nfox@acpsd.net Applications for Fall 2022 open in February. Programs are off and on AHS Campus.  Please see notes below.

    Early Start 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 can enroll in many general education courses that are required for, and transfer to, many majors at many four-year colleges and universities. In addition, these transferable courses at ATC cost much less than most other colleges and universities in the CSRA.

    Dual Enrollment students are exposed to a variety of majors within their chosen field, thus giving them a head-start on finding the specialty they wish to pursue in a college major.

    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 Math sub-score of 22
    • 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 Accuplacer 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. 

    To apply visit: https://www.atc.edu/EarlyStart

    Students may participate in Off Campus Dual enrollment at Aiken Tech where you participate in classes off of the AHS campus and online or in person at ATC.