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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Thomas Reagan
Dean of Arts and Science
Great Basin College
Phone: 775-753-2266
thomas.reagan@
gbcnv.edu

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Dual Enrollment Program

Welcome to the Dual Enrollment Program! Dual credit courses allow high school students to obtain credits for both high school and college at the same time. View the Dual Credit Program postcard by clicking here!

How to Enroll for Dual Credit

The following steps are required only upon initial enrollment:

  1. Discuss your intentions with your high school counselor or principal.
  2. Many courses (including English, Math, and Social Science) require that you take the Great Basin College Accuplacer test* or provide us with your ACT or SAT scores. Your test score determines your placement into GBC classes. To arrange for the Accuplacer test, which is free, phone the GBC Academic Success Center at 775-753-2149 or the nearest GBC Center.
  3. Submit a GBC Application for Admission online.
  4. Submit a Special Admission Form for High School Students (PDF file*), signed by student and parent/guardian.
  5. Complete the Release of Student Information to High School (PDF file*), signed by student so that the GBC grades can be released to the high school.
  6. Filling out the High School Permission form (PDF file*) is required each semester a student enrolls in courses for dual high school and college credit. This form lists desired courses and must be signed by the student, the high school counselor, and the high school principal.

Dual Credit Agreements by District

Each county school district in Nevada has its own policy regarding dual credit courses. As GBC learns each school district's policy, it will be posted below:

  • Elko County List: Students should get advising from their high school counselor to select the courses that meet the requirements for high school graduation.
  • Eureka County Dual Credit Courses: The school district accepts all GBC English and math courses for dual credit. Contact your high school counselor before enrolling.
  • White Pine County List: Students should get advising from their high school counselor to select the courses that meet the requirements for high school graduation.
  • Lander County: Students should get advising from their high school counselor to select the courses that meet the requirements for high school graduation. For BMHS student please review the dual credit contract.
  • Humboldt Counties: Please ask your high school principal or counselor about dual enrollment.
  • Nye County List: Students should get advising from their high school counselor to select the courses that meet the requirements for high school graduation.
  • Mineral County: Students should get advising from their high school counselor to select the courses that meet the requirements for high school graduation.

Students and parents are advised to read the benefits and things to consider about dual enrollment before enrolling.

For more information, contact your high school counselor or the GBC Dean of Arts and Sciences at 775-753-2266.

Expectations

Expectations in college are different than high school:

  • High school personnel signing students’ registration form are indicating they feel the student has the intellectual and emotional maturity to be enrolled in college classes.
  • Most college classes will be more difficult and require more hours.
  • It is the students’ responsibility to discuss issues with their instructors. Because of federal privacy laws, parents will not generally have access to students’ academic records, financial records, or professors.
  • Failing a dual credit college class may delay high school graduation.
  • Academic dishonesty such as plagiarism and cheating will be treated more severely. Even one serious incident can result in an “F”.
  • Attendance policy is stricter. Pre-arranged absences for extracurricular activities at the high school do not apply to college classes. Absences should be discussed beforehand with professors, whose policies may vary regarding how many excused absences are allowed.
  • It is the students’ responsibility, before the 60% drop deadline, to withdraw from any courses they are not going to complete. Otherwise, they will receive an “F” on their transcript.
  • High school and GBC calendars rarely match, so there may be conflicts with vacation breaks.

Important Note to Parents and Students

GBC complies with the Family Education and Privacy Act (FERPA). Parents will not have access to student grades, financial records, etc. High school students enrolled in dual credit courses are treated like any other college student. The student, and not the parent, must sign the appropriate approval forms, resolve concerns with course instructors, access his or her own grades, etc. All fees are due before classes begin. It is the student's responsibility to check for transferability of GBC courses to other educational institutions.

Other Options for High School Students

Please see the High School page for additional options available to students now in high school.

For More Information Contact

Thomas Reagan
Dean of Arts and Science
Great Basin College
Phone: 775-753-2266
thomas.reagan@gbcnv.edu

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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