• Benefits of Dual Enrollment



    Fall 2020 Dual Credit Class List is found HERE

    Spring 2021 Dual Credit Class List is found HERE

    Tuition must be paid upon enrollment.

    Fall 2021 are not yet available, but typically stay the same from year to year. 




    How do I register for Dual Enrollment

                - New students instructions for Admissions and Registration 

                - Community College Website

                - If you need more information, please see the Program Guide to the left.  


    Get a Head Start on College with Dual Credit Classes!

    Community Colleges provide ambitious students the ability to earn college credits - all while still in high school. Seniors, juniors, and qualified sophomores and freshmen are eligible to get a head start on their college course work.  You can now earn college credit for specific college-level courses right at your high school. During regular school hours!  Chandler Gilbert Community College is the Dual Enrollment partner for Hamilton High School.

    Dual Enrollment Is the Right Choice for You to...

    • Earn college and high school credit simultaneously
    • Be confident that your credits will be able to transfer to the in-state university of your choice
    • Save money on college tuition and text books
    • Finish college faster
    • Eliminate duplication of coursework during your early years of college


    Where do I start?

    Only certain classes qualify as dual enrollment. Please see your counselor to make sure you are enrolled in the correct class to receive the credit.  


    Placement Testing/EdReady

    Underclassmen (Freshman, Sophomore) can meet the pre-requisite needed for DE by testing with EdReady.  EdReady is a placement test that can be taken on-line in the student's home.  Dual Enrollment will use three Ed Ready placement tests: College Reading (for all DE classes that are not English of Math), EdReady English, and EdReady Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics for MAT140, MAT141 and MAT142.   (Students wanting to place into higher Math must either have the appropriate unweighted GPA, the Dual Enrollment pre-req or contact the Dual Enrollment Department so we can verify with previous Math instructor that the student will be successful).   For more information, please follow the link on the left.  


     Placement Testing/ACCUPLACER

    Students must meet the prerequisite criteria for the Dual Enrollment course or have a qualifying placement score by taking an appropriate placement test.  CGCC offers testing services at two locations, the Pecos Campus (walk-in hours) and the Williams Campus (by appointment only). more info


    Payment: Fall deadline is September 13, 2020 - Spring payment deadline is February 7, 2021

    Tuition is $85 per credit hour, with a $15 registration fee per semester. If your student is enrolled in a year-long class, they only need to register in the Fall. Payment is done solely through CGCC. You may pay on-line. Payment plans are available, as well as financial aid. Payments can also be made in person at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Cashier's Office or by calling the Cashier's Office at 480-732-7312. Please have your college ID number ready.

    *Unpaid tuition will result in students being dropped from classes without notice. No refunds will be issued after payment deadlines.


    Tuition assistance is available through Chandler-Gilbert Community College. 


    Have questions?  FAQ's

     What is the difference between dual enrollment and AP? Does my student have to do both to get the college credit?

    Both options offer students the chance to receive college credit while attending high school. They are separate programs, both with advantages for your student.

    Dual enrollment credit will transfer to any in-state university, if the student passes the class with a C or better.  It is recommended that you visit the website of any college or university your student is interested in attending to research their specific credit transfer policies. For a complete listing of universities accepting dual enrollment credit, please see www.maricopa.edu/transfer.

    AP credit will transfer to many universities across the country. The student must pass with a qualifying grade in order for the credit to be accepted, and policies vary from institution to institution. It is recommended that you visit the website of any college or university your student is interested in attending to research their specific credit transfer policies.

    We encourage families to discuss both options thoroughly, as each student’s situation is different. Dual credit requires an upfront financial investment larger than the AP test, but may offer students with “test anxiety” a more comfortable environment to earn the credit. AP is more widely accepted across the country and is a less expensive alternative.


    More Information:

    Questions for HHS:  480-883-5042 

    Questions for CGCC: 480-732-7006  or emailed to dualenrollment@cgc.edu.