OHS Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit Program
This is an opportunity for your student to take classes offered by Oxford High School and local colleges and universities that count towards BOTH a student’s high school diploma and his or her college credit. Basically, your student is taking two classes in one. For example, your student could take English Composition I and receive three hours of college credit and high school credit for English IV. Several courses are available and some courses are even offered online. Online courses can be taken at your student’s own pace with flexible starting dates.
What is dual enrollment vs. dual credit course?
Dual enrollment means a student is enrolled in two separate, academically related institutions.
Dual credit course means a post-secondary level course offered by a state institution of higher learning or community/junior college, which, upon successful completion, qualifies for academic credit in both the post-secondary institution and public high school. Dual credit courses are reflected in a high school student’s GPA.
Who should be interested?
- STUDENTS who want to earn college credit while in high school.
- PARENTS interested in saving hundreds or maybe thousands of dollars towards college tuition.
Who is eligible?
A student wishing to enroll in dual credit for a high school course and a course at Northwest Community College or at the University of Mississippi must have an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and successful completion of 14 core high school units and/or junior status and written recommendation from school principal or guidance counselor. Specific courses also require an ACT sub-score.
Dual Credit Courses
About Dual-credit Courses
American History I
American History II
English Composition I
English Composition II
Principles of Biology I and Lab
Principles of Biology II and Lab
C SPIRE Software Development (CTE)
Dual Credit Fees
Oxford High School Dual Credit Billing and Invoicing Procedures
We are implementing a flat-rate tuition and billing procedure for regular Dual Credit courses at Oxford High School through Northwest Community College. Students will be charged on their PowerSchool account based on the following information.
Tuition and Fees
- Registration Fee: $50 per semester
- Tuition: $50 per course
- E-books: $80 per course
- Administrative Fee: $10 per semester
Additional courses beyond 4 would be $130 per course extra above the $580 for 4 courses:
Per-Semester Charges for Dual Credit: Number of Courses Cost 1 Course $190 2 Courses $320 3 Courses $450 4 Courses $580
The Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Scholarship program was created by the 2023 Mississippi Legislature to provide funds for Mississippi students to earn college credit while still in high school.
Public and charter school juniors and seniors may apply for the scholarship to cover tuition for up to six credit hours (lifetime eligibility) of Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit courses offered by a participating institution in Mississippi (at this time, all public and private colleges and universities are planning to participate in the program).
Transferring College Credit
All state schools in Mississippi will accept courses from Northwest MS, and many private Mississippi schools as well as out of state schools will accept the NW courses and apply them toward a students Bachelor's degree. When looking to see what requirement a NW course satisfies at a 4-year institution, it is important to understand it varies from college to college, and further research must be done at each individual school.
Most 4-year institutions have an online transfer equivalency tool students can use to see which credits transfer to the school. A simple Google search of the school name and transfer credit equivalency will usually generate the needed tool. Listed below are three examples of the transfer equivalency pages for Mississippi College, Auburn University, and The University of Memphis: