What is Career Dual Enrollment (CDE)?
Career Dual Enrollment (CDE) is an option for high school students to enroll in post-secondary courses to earn elective or vocational credit toward high school graduation requirements and to receive hours toward a career and technical program certificate. Students receive two additional quality points on their weighted GPA for courses successfully completed within the program (6.0 on a 4.0 scale).
What are the eligibility requirements for CDE?
A student must:
- Be at least 16 years of age and in the 11th or 12th grade. Students that enroll in their senior year may not be able to complete a program as a high school student. Opportunity to complete as an adult student is available.
- Have a viable career-technical goal.
- Have a minimum of a 2.0 unweighted GPA and be on target for graduation. All students are strongly encouraged to have passed the FSA, or equivalent test, prior to dual enrollment.
- Have good attendance and discipline records.
- Have TABE scores within 2 grade levels of state mandated exit requirements for completion of the program.
Achievement of these eligibility requirements must be documented prior to a student’s enrollment in a CDE program.
When can students enroll in a CDE program?
CDE Applications are accepted for the fall term from February 15 through April 15. CDE Applications are accepted for the spring term from September 15 through November 15. Testing must be completed prior to the deadline for each term. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis; Returning CDE students must reapply each school year.
Some programs are lock-step and have specific testing, application windows, and start dates. Students interested in these programs must follow the same testing and registration deadlines as traditional adult students. They are noted on the application with an asterisk. Contact Admissions for details.
Additional information about Career Dual Enrollment is noted on the CDE Application located under “Steps to Apply”.