• Dual Credit

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    A CTE dual credit course is a rigorous, college-level high school class that allows you to earn both high school and college credit at the same time.

    Benefits include:

    • Free college credit (or reduced cost for American Sign Language)
      Example: Taking Computer Applications in high school can save you $661.56 (the total cost of CS 102 Office Applications & Business Communications, the corresponding six-credit class at Highline College).
    • Rigorous courses in high school will prepare you for a smooth transition to college.
    • You may be able to graduate college sooner.
    • If you are planning to enter the military after high school, you may be able to enlist at a higher pay grade based on college credits.

    Scholar Requirements:

    Complete a qualifying CTE High School course listed in the chart below with a “C” (2.0) or better and be granted credit by your High School.

    How to access this free college credit: (Procedures may vary - click here for additional details by college.)

    1. Apply for admission to enroll at the qualifying college.
    2. Complete the CTE dual credit transcription request form required by the appropriate college. Click below to access forms for each college:
      Green River College
      Highline College
      • Renton Technical College: Fillable form or online form
      Seattle Central College
    3. Submit the CTE dual credit transcription request form above with an official copy of your high school transcript to the registrar’s office at the qualifying college.
    4. Contact the college representative listed below, and be sure to follow up to make sure that the college transcribes the credit to your transcript:

      Green River College - Lindsey Morris - (253) 833-9111 ext. 2624 - lmorris@greenriver.edu

      Highline College - Mary Willoughby - (206) 592-3301- mwilloughby@highline.edu

      Renton Technical College - Faye Watanabe - (425) 235-2352 ext. 5831 - fwatanabe@rtc.edu

      Seattle Central College - Rachel Andre (206) 934-3802 - Rachel.Andre@seattlecolleges.edu


    Credit Transfers:

    • College credits may or may not transfer to four-year institutions or other colleges outside WA state community/technical college system.
    • Students should consult with those colleges concerning specific credit transfer and admissions requirements.


    (Please click here to view a printable PDF of the table below.)