High School Dual Enrollment: Get Started

The following steps will help you through the dual enrollment process:

Step 1: Apply for Admission

Get a jumpstart on the application process by setting up a student account at the Online Student Center. Use these helpful directions.

Next, login to your student account and apply for admission at each college from which you plan to take dual enrollment courses. You can also apply for admission by downloading and submitting a completed Admission Form.

To qualify for in-state tuition, send each college a copy of an acceptable document that shows your citizenship or legal residency.

Step 2: Test

Students taking math or English courses need to pass college placement tests in order to register. See a list of the Maricopa Placement Scores for passing scores in each area. Students enrolling in other academic courses (for example, Physics, History, Spanish) must meet one of the following:

  • Composite score of 93 or more on the PSAT
  • Composite score of 930 or more on the SAT
  • Composite score of 22 or more on the ACT
  • Passing score on the relevant portions of AIMS
  • Completion of a college placement test

Students enrolling in vocational (Career and Technical Education) courses do not need to take placement tests. Review our testing requirements for more information.

Step 3: Register for Class

See which dual enrollment courses are available at your high school. Print and complete the registration form and submit it to GateWay. Include your unofficial high school transcript and test scores. Students are welcome to submit registration materials at any of GateWay's on-site registrations.

Step 4: Pay Tuition

Many high school districts pay a portion of your tuition for in-state students, making dual enrollment even more affordable for students. Check with your high school about dual enrollment rates. Tuition assistance is available on a limited basis.


We've compiled the following list of frequently asked questions in order to help expedite your search for information.

How do dual enrollment credits transfer?

Review the Course Equivalency Guide to see how community college courses transfer to three Arizona universities. If you are planning to attend an out-of-state university, check with that institution to see how credits will transfer.

How do I send my transcripts to another college?
  • Go to the Online Student Center.
  • Click on login, then use your MEID and password to log in.
  • In the Academics section of your Student Center, click on the white drop-down menu.
  • Select Official Transcript or Unofficial Transcript, click the arrow.
  • Follow the directions on screen to complete the process.
  • Transcripts within the Maricopa Community College District are free; transcripts sent outside the Community College District cost $5 each.
How do AP credits differ from dual enrollment credits?

At the end of an AP course, students complete a test. The outcome of that test determines how many college credits they receive. Dual enrollment credits are earned through coursework that demonstrates college competencies have been met.

As a dual enrollment student, can I use the GateWay library?

Yes, you may use all of GateWay's student resources including library access



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