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Dual Credit Application Process

Students wishing to take dual credit courses on-site, at their high school campus, or online with UC must meet the following admission criteria: A GPA of 2.0 or higher, a minimum ACT composite score of 18, must be in at least 10th grade, and be enrolled in participating schools. Students with a 3.0 GPA and high school counselor recommendation can apply with pending ACT scores.  Students are eligible to register for courses that do not require a discipline specific ACT score.

Participating high schools are as follows:  Williamsburg High School, Whitley County High School, Jellico High School, Clay County High School, McCreary Central High School, Barbourville High School, North Laurel High School, South Laurel High School, Logan County High School, Somerset Christian, Bell County High School, and Oneida Baptist Institute.  Home school students within state in the following counties, Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Pulaski, Clay, McCreary, Bell, as well as Jellico, TN area are also eligible to apply.  We are not accepting out of state students (or out of area home school) at this time.  Should this change in the future, updates will be made to the website.

I have applied for dual credit, now what do I do?    

Students wishing to take dual credit courses on-site, at their high school campus, or online with UC must meet the following admission criteria: A GPA of 2.0 or higher, a minimum ACT composite score of 18, and must be in at least 10th grade, and be enrolled in participating schools.   

Students with a 3.0 GPA and high school counselor recommendation can apply with pending ACT scores.  Students are eligible to register for courses that do not require a discipline specific ACT score.

Participating high schools are as follows:  Williamsburg High School, Whitley County High School, Jellico High School, Clay County High School, McCreary Central High School, Barbourville High School, North Laurel High School, South Laurel High School, Logan County High School, Somerset Christian, Bell County High School, Knox County High School, Lynn Camp High School, and Oneida Baptist Institute. 

Home school students within state in the following counties, Knox, Whitley, Laurel, Pulaski, Clay, McCreary, Bell, as well as Jellico, TN area are also eligible to apply.  We are not accepting out of state students or out of local area at this time.  Should this change in the future, updates will be made to our site.  

When you submit your application, (www.ucumberlands.edu/apply) it takes about 48-72 hours for your student ID to populate.  Upon application processing, you will receive an automated email that your transcript and/or ACT information has been received.  The next email will be sent in about 48 hours with your UC ID along with instructions on how to set up your email.  Once you receive this email, you are admitted into the dual credit program. After acceptance, it takes about 48 hours to be cleared to register for classes.   Notification of acceptance is not an indication you are registered for classes, only your information has been received and you are admitted.   

Setting up your UC email is very important, as you will receive all correspondence from UC to this email.  Your UC email and password is also what you will use to access iLearn, which is where all online course work is posted as well as the OREN 110 module all new students must complete.  You will also use your UC email and password to access UC One, where you can view your transcript, pay your bill, view grades, purchase parking pass, etc.  After completing the set-up, wait about 30 minutes before trying to log in.  Logging in too soon can result in your account being locked.  Once the account is locked from too many attempts to log in, it must be unlocked by the IT department.   

Open enrollment for each term, fall and spring, is the first day a student can register, not the last.  Spring 2021 enrollment begins on November 2,2020.  Due to COVID and limiting the number of students in classrooms should we be able to return to campus in August, dual credit students will not be permitted to register for in seat courses.  I will have a list of online classes for each term available on open registration day.  I encourage students to register for both terms to ensure you receive the class of your choice.  

Dual credit students can’t self-register. Upon admittance, holds are placed on student accounts to prevent this.  All registration goes through our office.   If you are wanting to take a class taught at your high school, (if available) contact your guidance counselor to be added to the roster.  If you wish to take an online course, you can email me at jada.walden@ucumberlands.edu for a list of available classes.  Once you choose your course, send me your request and upon registration, you will get an email from me with your schedule.     

Students are limited to 10 hours per semester. If you are enrolled in a course at your high school, this counts toward your total hours.  Below is the dual credit online calendar for spring 2021.

Dual Credit Calendar Spring 2021


First Bi-Term

  • January 4 - First day of term
  • January 12 - Last day to register
  • February 15 - Last day to drop a class
  • February 26 - Last day of term


Second Bi-Term

  • March 1 - First day of term
  • March 9 - Last day to register
  • April 12 - Last day to drop a class
  • April 23 - Last day of term


16 week - In seat at high school

  • January 4 - First day of classes
  • January 12 - Last day to register
  • April 12 - Last day to drop a class
  • April 23 - Last day of classes

 

Students who are enrolled in online courses will not immediately see the courses in iLearn.  The upcoming term can take several hours to integrate and appear in your schedule.  Bi-term II courses will not appear until 2 weeks before the start date.  (See Dual Credit Calendar for start and end dates) Trying to log in too soon can result in locking your account.  If this happens, IT will have to reset.  

All new students are required to complete the OREN 110 module.  You will be registered for this with your first class.  It is a “click to accept terms” and only takes a few minutes.  There is no charge or credit.  You must complete before you are eligible to register for any additional classes.  

As a junior or senior, Kentucky students have the opportunity to have two (2) classes covered over their high school career.   KHEAA award determinations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once registered, the high school will submit request for the student’s term preference, either fall or spring.  Seniors receive priority consideration in the award order.  

We encourage home school students to log into the KHEAA portal as soon as registered to determine the first day they may choose their award term.   Payments for non-covered KHEAA classes for fall will be due in mid-October, spring, mid-March.  Main campus as well as high school campus classes are $49.50 each, online, $145.50 each.   Paper bills are no longer mailed from the Office of Student Accounts.  Students can view and pay their balance on UC One.   

As a dual credit student, you are a UC student!  You are welcome to set up a campus tour through main campus admissions for a look at college life as an undergraduate student after high school.  https://www.ucumberlands.edu/admissions/undergraduate/schedule-visit