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Prince William County Public Schools
Northern Virginia Community College
Dual Enrollment Opportunities for Students
Place into college level MATH and ENGLISH courses
What is dual enrollment?
Dual enrollment is an early college program allowing
eligible high school students to simultaneously earn
credit toward their high school graduation while also
earning college credits.
Who can take a dual enrollment course?
Any student who meets the following criteria may take
certain dual enrollment courses offered through Northern
Virginia Community College (NVCC) and PWCS:
11th or 12th Grade standing
16 years of age
by receiving a passing score on the Northern Virginia
Community College placement test or an accepted
substitute as outlined below:
SAT – 500 on both the Reading and Writing
section, 520 on the Math section
PSAT – 50 on both the Reading and Writing
section, 52 on the Math section
ACT – Combined score of 21 on both the English
and Writing section, 22 on the Math section
Virginia SOL – passing score on the Algebra I SOL
will allow students to meet the MATH placement
Where do I take a dual enrollment course and what is the cost?
PWCS students may take dual enrollment courses on any of the Northern Virginia Community College campuses or in
certain Prince William County High Schools. The options for dual enrollment for PWCS students for the 2016-17 school
year based on established agreements between the community college and PWCS, are outlined below:
Automotive I, II, and III
Education Services I and II
Entrepreneurship IT Database
Design & Management (Oracle)
HVAC I and II
IT Web Technologies Advanced
Computer Systems Technology I
IB Business and Management (SL)
Welding I, II, and III
Intro to Speech Communications
IT Database Design & Management
Computer Networking I, II, III, and IV
Hardware Operations (CISCO)
IT Web Technologies
For Northern Virginia Community College courses taken in a Prince William County School there will not be a charge
for tuition. See your school counselor for more information about fees associated with dual enrollment.
I am ready to take a dual enrollment course! How do I get started?
Indicate your interest in dual enrollment when you meet with your school counselor to discuss course selection prior to
the start of your junior year. Your school counselor will guide you through the next steps to include completing a PWCS
Dual Enrollment application and the NVCC application.
Can I take NVCC courses for college credit only?
Some students wish to get a head start on their college course work while in high school and wish to take classes that
are not included in the dual enrollment agreement to be applied to their graduation requirements. If the student meets
admission requirements and has permission from their family and principal, they may enroll in NVCC courses while
they are in high school. Interested students should discuss this option with their school counselor for more information.