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Dual Enrollment

Start your college journey now, while you’re still in high school, through Barstow Community College’s dual enrollment program.


Why you should pursue dual enrollment:

  • You earn high school and college credit at the same time.
  • You can get started on your degree requirements for Cal State and University of California schools.
  • You can experience college life.


Eligibility and Restrictions:

  • Be in the 9th through 12th grade.
  • All dual enrollment students may enroll in up to 11.5 units for fall and spring and 6 units for summer.
  • Students may not enroll in physical education courses nor remedial courses.


Appeals for Students in Middle or Elementary Schools:

Students in middle or elementary schools may appeal to attend. The school must provide transcripts and a letter signed by the principal indicating how in his or her opinion the student can benefit from instruction. The Vice President of Student Services will determine if the student is highly gifted and has the abilities and sufficient preparation to benefit from instruction at a community college, and that the student’s safety and that of others will not be affected. The decision of the Vice President of Student Services shall be final. Once a decision is made the student, parent/guardian, and the school principal shall be informed.

The determination may be done by applying one or more of the following options:


  • A review of the materials submitted by the student;
  • Meeting with the student and his/her parent or guardian;
  • Consultation with Instructional Deans, Dean of Enrollment Services and Management, or Dean of Counseling;
  • Consideration of the welfare and safety of the student and others;
  • Consideration of local, state, and/or federal laws;
  • Review of the content of the class in terms of sensitivity and possible effects on the minor;
  • Requirements for supervision of the minor; and/or
  • Times the class(es) meet and the effect on the safety of the minor.



Dual Enrollment Step-by-Step Process


New Students Start Here:

  • Apply to College.
    • You will receive an email with your BCC student ID within 48 hours of applying.
  • Complete the online orientation.
  • If applicable, meet with a counselor for placement in English/math.
  • Continue with Returning Students Steps.



Returning Students Start Here

  • Determine which college courses to take by discussing with your high school counselor.
  • Complete the Dual Enrollment Agreement and submit to Admissions and Records.


Homeschool Students

In California there are three legal options under which you may homeschool privately.


Homeschool as a home-based private school

Students attending school under this method must attach a copy of the annual private school affidavit filed with the California Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Homeschool with a private satellite program

Students must have the principal or counselor of the private satellite program sign off on the Dual Enrollment Agreement.


Homeschool via instruction by a private tutor

The person signing the Dual Enrollment Agreement as principal must hold a valid California teaching credential and must provide documentation.


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