Dual Credit

 

Central Wyoming College and Fremont, Teton and Hot Springs county high schools have developed exciting dual credit opportunities for motivated students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.

There are many benefits associated with dual enrollment. It allows high school students to progress to their next academic challenge without having to wait until high school graduation. It eases the transition to college by giving students firsthand exposure to the rigors of college-level work.

Dual enrollment also provides a wider range of course options for high school students and enhances their general academic preparedness. These challenges motivate students to take their studies more seriously.

The CWC Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services (BOCHES ) will pay the ACT fee for every junior and senior in partner schools one time. Click for test dates. Most importantly, the program enables students to earn free college credits, shortening their time to degree completion and providing significant savings on the cost of higher education. It also eliminates the need to complete comparable courses at both educational levels.

The program, too, offers college-level vocational courses that enhance employment opportunities.

 

Benefits of dual credit courses

  • Lowers the cost of post-secondary education
  • Enhances curricular options
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Provides a head start on college core requirements
  • Provides students with more realistic information about academic and social skills they need to succeed in college
  • Credits transfer to Wyoming colleges and the University, and are generally accepted throughout the United States
  • In the vocational areas, such as auto mechanics and construction trades, dual credit courses provide a jump start on learning skills that are applicable to the work place, and explore potential career paths.

 

Requirements

  • Student must be 15 years of age; younger students may be admitted upon petition to the office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Services,
  • Submit a CWC application online:  Click  apply online.
  • Submit English and Math placement scores using COMPASS, ACT or SAT if enrolling in a math, English, certain chemistry/physics courses, and/or other courses requiring this type of placement score,
  • Satisfactory completion of course prerequisites, if applicable.

 

CWC is committed to providing a quality-level education to every dual enrollment student.

 

How do I  get started?
 Apply to CWC – It's very important to apply online to Central Wyoming College at least 48 hours in advance of registration

  • Take the Compass test if required for the course(s). Many courses require a minimum score to be eligible to enroll.
  • Register for classes – application and registration can be done online from any computer with internet access, even from home. There may also be registration day(s) held in your high school– check with your guidance counselor, or call the BOCHES office at 855-2039 or toll free 800-735-8418, ext. 2039. Students may also register at CWC main campus or outreach centers located in these communities:

CWC Lander Center, 427 Main, Lander • 332-3394
Dubois Outreach Center, 308 W. Ramshorn • 455-2625

BOCHES has attempted to make the application and registration process as easy as possible. This allows the student to do the important part – LEARN.

Consistent with its mission to value diversity and to treat all individuals with dignity and respect, Central Wyoming College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational program services or activities. The college makes reasonable accommodations to serve students with special needs and offers services to students who have the ability to benefit.
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