Dual Credit at PWSCC
Dual Credit Steps for Students and Parents
Prince William Sound Community College collaborates with many school districts throughout Alaska to offer dual credit courses to high school-level students. There are many benefits to taking dual credit courses; some students graduate with their high school diploma, as well as an Associate of Arts degree simultaneously. Other students take a few dual credit classes, such as Math and English, which can then be applied toward a degree at PWSCC or transferred to another college or university.
Dual credit classes can be a challenging and enriching way to reach your educational goals. However, there are important issues you should be aware of:
- Attending dual credit classes establishes an official PWSCC transcript and permanent academic record which will follow a student through their academic career. Their performance may impact future admission, financial aid eligibility and/or graduation ability.
- Students will be held to PWSCC’s policies, procedures, and code of conduct. The college will not act in a supervisory role.
- Adult themes and diverse perspectives are essential to college materials and discourse. Students should be prepared to participate in the same course content as their college peers.
- A secondary student must maintain a “C” or higher in each dual credit class in order to continue taking PWSCC dual credit courses.
Once students and/or guardians have decided to pursue dual credit, the student(s) must complete Accuplacer placement testing to determine course eligibility. Students under the age of 18 must also obtain parental permission to enroll.
The Dual Credit Packet below must be completed by the student, parent(s), and school. Please see the current class schedule for Dual Credit offerings and tuition.
All completed forms and payment must be sent together to:
PO Box 97
Valdez, AK 99686
All forms can be found on our Forms and Publications page under the heading “Dual Credit Forms”.
If you have additional questions regarding any or the paperwork, tuition and fees, policies, or schedule please contact your PWSCC Dual Credit Campus:
303 Lowe Street
Valdez, AK 99686
|Cordova Extension Center
Cordova High School
100 Fisherman Way
Cordova, AK 99574
|Copper Basin Extension Center
200 Ridley Circle
Glennallen, AK 99588