To help stop the spread of COVID-19, John Tyler Community College campuses are closed to the public and we are offering all of our services remotely. Here are the current updates regarding dual enrollment:
- VPT testing is currently not available at either campus.
- Students interested in dual enrollment at their high school for the 2020-2021 school year must return their completed DE paperwork to their school counselor. Tyler will not accept it.
- Students and parents with questions about dual enrollment can contact us by email. Our office is open from 8am–4pm Monday through Friday and you can expect a response to your email within 48 hours.
The Dual Enrollment Program at John Tyler Community College allows high school students to enroll in courses for which they earn both high school and college credit. Classes are offered in traditional academic areas as well as business and technology. Dual enrollment courses are held at the high school and follow the high school’s calendar and schedule. School counseling staff identify prospective participants and guide students through the application and qualification process.
Dual enrollment students are able to:
- Explore career interests
- Get a jump-start on their college careers
- Earn both high school and college credit
- Transfer applicable college credit to most 4-year colleges and universities in Virginia
"Participation in DE can help these students succeed in higher education by giving them a realistic idea of what college requires and giving them a head start on college-level work. DE has the added benefit of potentially reducing the cost of college by providing low- or no-cost college credit and shortening time to a degree." -from "What We Know About Dual Enrollment", published by the Community College Research Center in Feb 2012 (http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/media/k2/attachments/dual-enrollment-research-overview.pdf)