Dual-Credit Program FAQs
Who is eligible to enroll in the Dual-Credit Program?
Any sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a Nebraska public or private high school or homeschool in good academic standing and prepared for the rigor of college-level coursework. Some courses may require proof of meeting the course prerequisite.
How much does it cost?
Dual-Credit Program students take college-level courses at a steeply discounted tuition rate of $75 per credit hour for the 2023-24 academic year. Students may be required to purchase a required textbook for their course.
Students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch are eligible to apply for the Access College Early Scholarship (ACE) to cover the cost of tuition for dual-credit classes at https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/ACE
For students in the EPiC pathway, the EPiC grant covers the tuition for all five courses within the pathway. Any high school student may enroll in the EPiC pathway, but must attend a participating school district to receive the tuition waiver. View our full list of participating school districts.
I don’t know where I’m attending college yet. Will my credits still count if I don’t go to Doane University?
While we’d love to have you become an official Tiger, we understand your calling might be at a different college.
All credits you earn in the Dual-Credit Program will apply to a bachelor’s degree at Doane University, but are also transferrable to other four-year institutions.
Because Doane is an institutionally accredited university through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), it ensures credits can transfer to other colleges and universities across the nation.
The Doane University College of Education is also accredited by the HLC, the Nebraska Department of Education and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
It’s the student's responsibility to understand how the receiving institution will accept and apply your credits. Universities may request a course syllabus for review, which can be acquired by contacting the dual-credit office. Visit our transfer page to learn more.
How and when do I enroll in the Dual-Credit Program?
Dual-Credit Program classes are offered during the fall and spring semesters, with classes beginning in August and January. Students must enroll in their course(s) one week prior to the course start date.
- Complete the dual-credit application
- Receive your student ID and account information and create your Doane account
- Register for classes
Are scholarships available?
Doane University is a participant in the Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship. The Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program Act pays tuition and mandatory fees for qualified, low-income high school students to enroll in college courses from Nebraska's colleges or universities, either through dual-enrollment or early enrollment agreements with these institutions. The scholarship does not cover any required textbooks.
You can learn more and apply online by visiting their website: https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/ACE
Students participating in the EPiC pathway during 2023-24 are eligible to take classes at no cost. Students may be required to purchase any required textbooks.
Can I use federal financial aid to pay for Dual-Credit Program courses?
No, federal financial aid is not available for Dual-Credit Program students.
Can I use a 529 Plan for courses?
Yes, please refer to the plan provider’s distribution rules and regulations.
Will I have a college transcript?
Yes, any course you take through Doane University’s dual-credit program will be listed on your college transcript indicating the final grade received. You can request your college transcript be sent to other universities or colleges you plan to apply to or transfer credits by contacting Doane’s Registrar.
How long are dual-credit courses?
Dual-credit courses will be offered in the fall and spring semesters, with each semester lasting 16 weeks.
Will dual-credit grades impact my high school GPA?
Your high school will determine how dual-credit courses are reported on your high school transcript, if they are weighted and if they will impact your overall GPA. You will want to contact your high school registrar or counselor to confirm how these courses will be reported.
How will dual-credit grades impact my college GPA?
Any dual-credit course completed at Doane University will be calculated into your overall GPA. If you are admitted to Doane, your dual-credit classes apply toward your college GPA. Please note, if you perform poorly in your dual-credit classes, it may impact your financial aid package and ability to be accepted into a desired major/degree.
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