Enrollment of High School Students in College Courses and Dual Enrollment 1008


The purpose of this policy is to establish authorization for high school students to enroll in college courses and to outline Longwood’s responsibilities in relationship to dual enrollment coursework.


Authorization is granted for the enrollment of high school juniors and seniors in courses at Longwood. These courses would carry credit and could be applied later to a degree at the University. Such admission would require endorsement by the student's guidance counselor and recommendation and approval of the appropriate college dean prior to enrollment by the Registrar's Office.

High school juniors and seniors who intend to enroll in dual enrollment courses must demonstrate the ability to complete college-level work successfully at the University.  In order for a high school student who is a freshman or sophomore to participate in a dual enrollment course, they must be admitted by the President in consultation with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  All course-specific prerequisites or other admission standards that apply to regular coursework at the institution also apply to dual enrollment versions of a course.

Faculty members who teach a dual enrollment course must satisfy the same credentialing requirements as faculty members who would teach the course on campus.  Evaluation and/or review of such a faculty member will follow the guidelines in the Faculty Policies and Procedures Manual.  Such a faculty member must abide by all relevant institutional policies for courses, including syllabus requirements, instructional policies, and grading policies.

A dual enrollment course will represent the same amount and level of credit as its associated on-campus course.  The course content and rigor of a dual enrollment course will be comparable to its associated on-campus course.  Information related to the assessment of learning outcomes to a dual enrollment course will be included in the overall assessment of the course and of programs (including Civitae Core Curriculum/general education) in which that course resides.  The University and partner schools/districts will also establish a process for the sharing of information about student performance in dual enrollment courses.

Students in a dual enrollment course shall have access to appropriate library and learning resources for the course, and the instructor shall ensure regular and timely instruction in the use of these library and other learning resources, to be demonstrated in the course syllabus.

Students in a dual enrollment course will have access to academic and student support services equivalent to other University students.  Notification about these services should be present in the course syllabus.  These students must be notified of their rights and responsibilities as part of the course syllabus, particularly with regard to written student complaints.

Approved by the Board of Visitors February 2, 1973.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, September 7, 2002.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, June 15, 2012.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, June 10, 2019.