Universal KCTCS admission requirements for dual credit students

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All 16 Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) colleges have adopted universal admission requirements for dual credit students seeking enrollment in college level courses. This policy aims to maximize high school student success in college level courses, and subsequent college/university coursework upon high school graduation and to provide consistence for high school students across the state.

The policy is divided between requirements for general education courses and technical courses. It is closely aligned to the Council on Postsecondary Education’s Placement policy, which KCTCS and other public institutions must follow.

For general education courses, students need to have at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or higher, meet college benchmarks in the appropriate area of study and meet any course prerequisites. There are exceptions outlined for 9th-grade students who do not yet have a GPA and it does allow seniors to enroll in a supplemental course if they don’t test into college level math, reading or writing course.

There are several options available to colleges to allow high school students to enroll in technical courses, including an ACT composite score of 16, an ACT mathematics or reading score of 16, any accepted KCTCS equivalent, or a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher and meet any course prerequisites.

All KCTCS colleges will follow these guidelines as written; however limited admissions programs such as Early and Middle College programs will follow those program admission requirements. The full policy is available on the KCTCS website.

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