Dual Enrollment Program
According to the Uniform Grading Policy, dual credit courses—whether they are taken at the school where the student is enrolled or at a postsecondary institution—are those courses for which the student has been granted permission by his or her home school to earn both high school units of credit and college credit. One quality point may be added to the CP weighting for dual credit courses that are applicable to baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, or certification programs that lead to an industry credential offered by accredited institutions per established district articulation agreements (see SC UGP, SBE Regulation 43-234, Defined Program, Grades 9–12, and Regulation 43-259, Graduation Requirements).
Beaufort County School District has established a policy allowing qualifying students to take college courses for units of credit toward the high school diploma offered by an institution of higher education through a cooperative agreement. S.C. State Regulation requirements are as follows:
- A three-semester hour college course transfers as one Carnegie unit of credit.
- Students enrolled in BCSD dual enrollment courses may take only courses that are applicable to baccalaureate degrees or to associate degrees offered by accredited institutions.
- Tuition costs and any other fees are the responsibility of the student/parent if BCSD Dual Enrollment tuition requirements/criteria are not met.
Beaufort County School District has established a cooperative agreement with the following institutions; Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL), University South Carolina (USC) and University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB).