Local Dual Credit

Local dual credit is a high school course aligned to a local postsecondary institution’s course and exam. Students who pass the exam earn credits that are accepted and/or recognized by the local postsecondary institution. Courses are taught by licensed high school teachers or certified college instructors approved by the school system and the postsecondary institution.

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Resources for Schools

Learn more about existing Dual Enrollment Programs in Tennessee.

Local dual credit can be factored into a district's TISA funding formula and a high school's School Letter Grade College and Career Readiness Indicator score. Districts should maintain a copy of the score report/score file for the aligned exam, as well as a copy of the articulation agreement between the district and the postsecondary institution specifying criteria for awarding college credits. For more information, please visit the District and School Accountability website.