ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Dual Credit Program

SCKY is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of its Dual Credit Program in Fall 2024. This program is designed to offer eligible high school students an array of more than 25 courses, encompassing our esteemed academic programs. 

The Simmons College of Kentucky’s High School Dual Credit Program presents an exclusive opportunity for local high school students to concurrently earn college and high school credits prior to their high school graduation.

This program offers a multitude of advantages: 

  • Cultivate a college transcript while still in high school.
  • Immerse in college-level curriculum and instructional methodologies.
  • Expedite the path to achieving a college degree.
  • High school students benefit from reduced expenses, with tuition for Simmons dual credit courses set at $91 per credit hour starting from the academic year 2024-2025. (Note: Online/distance education rates may differ.)


Schools participating in the dual credit program gain eligibility for:

  • KHEAA Dual Credit Scholarship Program
  • Simmons Dual Credit Scholarship Opportunities
  • Access to campus amenities, including our Library, Writing Center, and various community events and programs.

 

The program's requisites entail:

  • Submission of the Simmons Prospective Dual Credit Student Form.
  • Submission of the Online Application.
  • Submission of an official high school transcript.
  • Fulfillment of the Dual Credit Student and Parental/Guardian Agreement.
  • Parental/Guardian involvement: Completion of the Agreement (distributed via email post-student application).
  • KHEAA SCHOLARSHIP opportunities
  • Simmons Scholarship opportunities (as needed for eligible students)


What is Dual Credit? 

Dual credit programs are cost-effective ways for students to earn college credit while in high school, and studies show they increase college enrollment, on-time graduation, and help expose students to career possibilities. 

 

Dual Credit Admissions 

To participate in a dual credit program, high school students must have an unweighted, cumulative high school GPA of 2.5. Once admitted, they must meet our college's minimum GPA requirement to remain enrolled. To take dual credit courses, they must meet a course's prerequisites also. 

 

Why Dual Credit Is a Priority?

Studies show that dual credit programs increase the chances of college enrollment, on-time graduation, as well as reducing college costs. Dual credit programs also expose students to many career possibilities prior to college, helping refine major and degree program selection. 

Dual Credit List of Courses beginning Fall 2024 

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS): 11 public schools 

Course Types

Online course (OAD or OSD) – Asynchronous (A) or Synchronous (S) 

Synchronous (offered at a specific time during school hours)

Asynchronous (offered any time)

OR

In-person course – Only 50-minute courses at the high school site

Schedule

  • In Person – 10 am-1 pm (on campus)
  • Online Courses:
  • Synchronous – 10 am-1 pm
  • Asynchronous – Anytime

General Education Courses (Juniors and Seniors only) 


FRE 101 – Foundations of Success 

  • Section - DC1
  • Mon/Wed/Fri 11a-11:50a (50 min) In person 

 

HIS 207 – African American History (OAD: Asynchronous) 

  • Section - OAD  

 

MAT 111 – College Algebra 

  • Section - DC1
  • Mon/Wed/Fri 11a-11:50a (50 min) In person 

 

ENG 101 – English Composition I   

  • Section - DC1
  • Mon/Wed/Fri 10a-10:50a (50 min) In person 
  • Section - OAD  

 

ENG 102 – English Composition II (Prerequisite: ENG 101)

In person and Online 

  • Section - DC1 - Tue/Thu 1:00p-1:50p (50 min)

In person 

  • Section - OAD  

 

PHI 200 – Critical Thinking and Moral Decisions  

  • Section - DC1 - Mon/Wed/Fri 11a-11:50a (50 min) In person 
  • Section - OAD    

 

POL 101 – American Government & Politics  

  • Section - OAD 

 

SCI 101 – Life Science   

  • Section - OAD    

 

SOC 101 – Foundations of Sociology  

  • Section - DC1 - Tue/Thu 1:00p-2:15p (75 min) In person 
  • Section - OAD    

 

BUS 101 – Foundation of Business and Society  

  • Section - DC1 - Mon/Wed/Fri 11:00a-11:50a (50 min) In person 

 

ART 102 – Introduction to Theatre  

  • Section - OAD   

 

CIS 100 – Introduction to Computers  

  • Section - DC1 - Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00a-10:50a (50 min) In person 
  • Section - DC2 - Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00p-1:50p (50 min) In person 

 

 

COM 100 – Public Speaking  

  • Section - DC1 - Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00p-1:50p (50 min) In person 
  • Section - OSD – Synchronous Mon/Wed/Fri 11:00a-11:50p (50 min) 
  • Section - OAD   

 

 

COM 101 – Foundations of Communication  

  • Section - OAD    

 

 

COM 201 – Communication and Culture (Prerequisite: COM 101) 

  • Section DC1 - Mon/Wed/Fri 11:00a-11:50a (50 min) In person 

 

 

ECE 101 – Introduction to Early Childhood Education  

  • Section DC1 - Mon/Wed/Fri 11a-11:50a (50 min) In person 

 

 

ENG 203– African American Literature  

  • Section - OAD  

 

 

HIS 207 – African American History  

  • Section - OAD  

 

 

HIS 208 African American Experience  

  • Section - OAD  

  

 

 

WGS 101 – Introduction to Women and Gender Studies  

  • Section - OAD  

 

 

 

CTE/Work Ready (Early as Freshmen and Sophomore Year) 

  

 BFI 101 – Introduction to Black Film and Media Studies  

  • Section - DC1 - In person (Time: TBA)
  • Section - OAD  

 

BFI 201 Advanced Black Film and Media Studies (Prerequisite: BFI 101 offered in the Spring 2025) 

  • Section DC1 – In person (Time: TBA)

 

 

BFI 203 Introduction to Audio Production for Film (Prerequisite: BFI 101 offered in the Spring 2025) 

  • Section DC1 – In person (Time: TBA)

 

 

BFI 204 Applied Audio Production for Film  

  • Section DC1 – In person (Time: TBA)


Dual Credit Interest Form

Parent Name(Required)
Parent Email(Required)
Student Name(Required)

Application for the Fall 2024 · Coming Soon!


For more information, please contact Dr. Tytianna Ringstaff

Director of the Digital Teaching and Learning (DTAL) Center

tringstaff@simmonscollegeky.edu

Click here to view the Dual Credit Parent Agreement

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