FAQ Montana Dual Enrollment

I am under the minimum age to participate, does that mean I can’t take dual enrollment courses?

Not necessarily. You or your high school will need to submit a written request for an exception to the college. Contact the college dual enrollment program staff for information about their campus process and timeline.


I took a dual enrollment course, now I’m attending X college. My dual enrollment courses are not showing up, why?
You need to send an official transcript to the college you plan to attend. An official transcript is a copy of your permanent academic record. It includes courses taken, dates of attendance, and grade point average. To request a transcript contact the college where you took your dual enrollment courses and ask how you request an official transcript (note that transcript fees may apply). Your dual enrollment application and registration paperwork includes campus-specific instructions for transcript requests.


How many dual enrollment course credits can I take?
Some colleges have a limit, so check with the specific college to learn more. Some high schools also limit the number of dual enrollment courses you can apply towards graduation. Check with your high school to find out if this applies to you.


Am I responsible for letting someone know that I will not be completing the course?
Yes. It is your responsibility to contact the dual enrollment coordinator at the college where you are taking the course about dropping or withdrawing from the course. It is important to submit the proper paperwork prior to the listed deadline to avoid a poor or failing grade being posted to your transcript.


Does withdrawal from a dual enrollment course effect my grade point average (GPA)?
No. Withdrawn or dropped courses are excluded from GPA calculation. Please note that dropping or withdrawing from a dual enrollment course must be done by the college’s posted deadlines.


I have completed a dual enrollment course but did not originally register for the course through the institution. Can I register after the course for the credits?
No. Once a course has ended, a student cannot add or drop a course.


Will my dual enrollment course(s) transfer to College X?
Possibly. The answer depends on multiple factors:


How will my dual enrollment course(s) transfer to College X?
If College X is part of the MUS system AND the dual enrollment course is part of the CCN system, it is designed to transfer. How the dual credit course ‘fits’ into the degree program of choice is decided upon by College X. It is best to start a dialogue with College X about your academic goals to determine the best course of action.


I have graduated high school and will be attending College X in the fall. I did not pass my dual enrollment courses while in high school, do I have submit my dual enrollment college transcripts to College X?
Yes. Dual enrollment courses are part of your official academic record. It is important to understand that failing grades or withdrawals on an official transcript may compromise your ability to receive financial aid, eligibility for athletics, or admission to some institutions and degree programs.


Do I qualify for Federal Financial Aid as a dual enrollment student?
No, dual credit students do not qualify for Financial Aid. You should be aware that poor or failing grades as a dual credit student can adversely affect your ability to qualify for financial assistance.