Student & Parent FAQsWhat is dual credit?A dual credit course is a college-level course taken at the high school. A student enrolled in dual credit can receive both high school and college credit for the course if they earn a C or better in the course.How can I register for dual credit courses?Students can register by visiting https://secure.ccu.edu/dualcredits/. During the open registration period, students will also pay the $200 course fee.Can I transfer my courses to another college or university?Yes, you can transfer your credit to another college or university. In a recent study of 81 public, private, and Christian colleges by a local Christian high school, over 90% accepted CCU dual enrollment credits. Of the 10% of schools that did not accept the credits, half did not accept any form of high school credit and are among the top 1% of colleges nationwide. Every major state university surveyed accepted the dual enrollment credit, as did most major private schools and all 27 Christian universities that participated in the survey. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the schools they are interested in attending to determine if they will accept CCU dual enrollment credits.How much does a dual credit course cost?There is a $200 course fee to register for courses that are three, four, or five credit hours. The course fee is applicable for each course taken by the student. This is at a much reduced rate compared to CCU’s cost per credit hour.What is the difference between dual credit and AP courses?Both dual credit and Advanced Placement courses are taught at the college level. In AP courses, college credit is awarded after the student passes the AP exam, whereas dual credit courses earn credit in the same manner as a typical college course – through papers, tests and other assignments. There are many AP courses that are also dual credit. In this situation, a student may decide whether they want to take the AP exam to earn college credit or enroll in dual credit unless their high school has their own AP test requirement.What are the benefits of dual credit?There are many benefits of taking dual credit courses. A dual credit course is taught at the college level, so it prepares students for college work and facilitates the transition between high school and college. Through dual credit courses, students are receiving college credit during high school at a much reduced rate of a college course, therefore, it reduces the cost of a college education and the time needed to complete a degree program.How do I request my transcript to be sent to another college or university?Students who have taken a CCU dual credit can submit a transcript order through our online ordering system at: www.ccu.edu/transcript. If you are placing this order before final grades have posted, please indicate on your order that you wish to have your transcript held for current semester grades.Who is eligible for dual credit courses?CCU allows the individual high schools to decide which students are eligible for dual credit courses. Normally, these are at least junior–and mostly senior–level courses that are more rigorous than other courses within the school’s curriculum.May I withdraw from a course after registering?Yes, a student may withdraw from a course by returning to the registration page and filling out the withdraw form. Courses will not be transcripted for a student who withdraws from the course by the drop deadline; students who withdraw after the drop deadline will receive a grade of W on their transcript. Tuition will be returned dependent on the date of withdraw. The withdraw dates for the 2014-2015 school year are as follows: Fall 2014: October 15 – Drop deadline (100% tuition refund) November 1 – Withdrawal deadline (no tuition refund, grade of W) Spring 2015: February 28 – Drop deadline (100% tuition refund) March 21 – Withdrawal deadline (No tuition refund, grade of W).Are you required to provide transcripts from CCU to every school you apply to?You are not required to provide a CCU transcript to every college or university that you submit an application for. Many students will only send their CCU transcript to the school they have chosen to attend after they have completed their senior year dual credit courses.Is there a limit to the number of dual credit courses a student can take?CCU does not set restrictions on the number of courses a student may take, however, there may be restrictions set by individual high schools.Will I still be considered a freshman when applying to college?The majority of colleges and universities will consider students entering college directly from high school a freshman regardless of the number of credit hours from dual credit courses, however this policy is set by the college or university that the student chooses to attend. This is important for financial aid purposes.Am I required to provide my social security number on the registration page?Students are required to provide their social security number for identification purposes in the transcript request process. CCU must also have the student’s social security number in order to provide a 1098T – a federal government tax form for fees paid to CCU. If you are an international student, please submit the registration form with all zeros.Are international students eligible to register for dual credit? Yes, international students may register for dual credit through Colorado Christian University. On the registration page, these students should use 000-00-0000 in the social security number field.