Dual Enrollment FAQ

What is Dual Enrollment (DE)?

Students take college level courses, taught by NCC faculty, while still in high school, at one of NCC's campus locations, online, or at your high school. Your credits can then be applied toward a future NCC degree or you can transfer them to another institution.   

Why should I take DE courses?

Where do we begin? You will save money by earning college credits in high school and paying a reduced rate. You will have the chance to see what college courses are really like, and show colleges that you can handle the work. You can reduce the time it takes to earn your college degree, specialized diploma or certificate programs.   

What type of courses can I take?

There are a variety of courses available every semester both on and off campus, as well as online. The most popular course areas include: English, Psychology, Sociology, and Speech Communications. Your College Connections Specialist will work with you in selecting courses based off your future plans.  

Where are DE courses offered?

The short answer, anywhere NCC offers courses. Courses are available at both the Bethlehem and Monroe campuses, online, and even possibly at your high school. Class times vary throughout the day and evening.  

How much do DE courses cost?

Northampton County Residents
Dual Enrollment students pay a special reduced rate. The cost varies based off the number of credits you are taking. Most courses are three credits. Please refer to the chart for specifics.

Credits Tuition as DE* Cost as NCC student**
1 $100 $141
2 $200 $282
3 $300 $423
4 $400 $564
5 $500 $705
6 $600 $846

* DE students are only charged for tuition, not fees. **Cost includes tuition & fees for students post-high school graduation.        

Monroe Country Residents
Dual Enrollment students pay a special reduced rate. The cost varies based off the number of credits you are taking. Most courses are three credits. Please refer to the chart for specifics.

Credits Tuition as DE* Cost as NCC student**
1 $150 $231
2 $300 $462
3 $450 $693
4 $600 $924
5 $750 $1,155
6 $900 $1,386

* DE students are only charged for tuition, not fees. **Cost includes tuition & fees for students post-high school graduation.   

Are there any scholarships available?

Yes. There are a limited number of need based scholarships available in each high school. Students must receive free or reduced lunch to be considered for the scholarship which will cover one class per academic year. Please contact your Guidance Counselor for more information.  

I'm interested in taking DE courses now what?

  1. Visit your Guidance Counselor to see if you meet the qualifications.
  2. Complete the application process at www.northampton.edu/collegeconnections.
  3. Setup a meeting to speak with your NCC College Connections Specialist
    1. Northampton County: Molly A. Clarke on the next steps. Molly can be reached at mclarke@northampton.edu or 610.861.6367.
    2. Monroe County: Sarah K. Lavra on the next steps. Sarah can be reached at slavra@northampton.edu or 570.369.1819.  

How many DE courses can I take each semester?

This varies by each student, your schedule, and your finances. We have students who take anywhere from 3-11 credits as they continue with their high school courses.  

Will my DE credits transfer?

If you plan to attend NCC in the future, your transcript will reflect all the courses you've successfully completed through the DE program. The courses can be used to fulfill your degree requirements. If you plan to attend another institution, we cannot guarantee the courses will transfer or how they will transfer. We would encourage you to contact that college and/or visit their Web site for further information on their policy on transferring in college credits. You would also want to request an official NCC transcript be sent to this institution, you can do that through the MyNCC portal.