Dual Enrollment FAQs

Q: Am I eligible? 
A: JSCC readily accepts high school students who have a 3.0 or higher high school GPA. Students who are below but close to this requirement can submit a written recommendation from their principal or guidance counselor. 

Q: Do I qualify for courses? 
A: Depending on the course, students with ACT subscores of 19 in Math and Reading and 18 in English qualify for most courses offered through DE. Students with a 3.6 or higher high school GPA meet the course requirements. Recommendations from the principal or guidance counselor are accepted for students who have a 3.0 to 3.59 high school GPA. 

Q: Can I use DE courses to satisfy my high school graduation requirements?
A: Check with your high school guidance counselor to be sure. 

Q: Is money available to help pay for DE course tuition? 
A: Yes. The Tennessee DE grant is available to high school juniors and seniors. Visit the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) website for detailed information: https://www.tn.gov/collegepays 

Q: Is the TN DE grant free?
A: Yes. However, after grant five (5), courses are offered at the discounted rate of $100 per credit hour.  

Q: Does the TN DE grant cover course textbooks? 
A: No, the grant only covers course tuition. 

Q: Can I lose my DE grant eligibility? 
A: Yes. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative college GPA while using the TN DE grant. 

Q: If I lose my grant eligibility, can I still take DE courses?
A: Yes. You can still take DE courses.

Q: Will the final grades I earn in the DE courses I take affect my overall college GPA? 
A: Yes. Be conscious of your grades and submit all assignments, quizzes and tests. 

Q: Do universities accept DE credit taken from JSCC?
A: Yes. Most universities accept college credit from JSCC but check with the potential school to be sure. 

Q: How do I have my DE credit transferred to the university I’m attending after high school graduation?
A: Find transcript request information here: https://www.jscc.edu/about-jackson-state/student-services/records/