Delgado Concurrent and Dual Enrollment Programs for High School Students
The Dual Enrollment Program prepares students to become tomorrow’s leaders through a rigorous and relevant curriculum that stresses high academic achievement. This unique opportunity to begin your college education while still in high school facilitates the transition from high school to post-secondary education and consequently, earlier graduation from college.
Delgado Dual Enrollment allows you to earn college credits in your Career Pathway, which develop the qualifications necessary to obtain employment in occupations that are in demand in the current labor market.
Students who are at least 15 years of age and in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade with at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible to participate in dual enrollment courses. Freshmen may be considered for dual enrollment in special circumstances. Dual enrollment students are limited to seven (7) credit hours during their fall and spring semesters and may take up to six (6) credit hours each summer semester, if eligible. Students can earn college credit from Delgado Community College, and may earn Carnegie Units in certain courses from their high schools. Delgado Community College dual enrollment courses are offered at participating high schools on their campus, and are taught by instructors certified to award college credit. Students may be eligible to take dual enrollment courses at a Delgado location if approved by their high school, and space in those classes are available.
High school students are currently defined as students on track for completing TOPS University Diploma requirements, or earning a Jump Start TOPS Tech Diploma. Students may be eligible for tuition assistance through Tops Tech Early Start for Career Technical Education. Tops Tech Early Start provides up to $600 per academic year for any eligible 11th or 12th grade student attending a Louisiana public high school wishing to concurrently enroll for up to six credit hours per semester at a public college in specific programs. Additional fees may be required depending on the course. For more information regarding TOPS Tech Early Start please visit http://www.osfa.la.gov/TTES.htm. Contact the Delgado Dual Enrollment staff with any questions regarding tuition.
Students wishing to take courses that transfer to other colleges (Courses listed on the Articulation Matrix) must meet the Board of Regents Academic Affairs Policy 2.22 and meet the course(s) of interest’s prerequisite and/or corequisite requirements for entry into those courses. Applications must be delivered to Delgado. Books, fees, and transportation are the responsibility of the student. Students wishing to take Technical/Work Skills courses (Courses NOT on the Articulation Matrix) must have at minimum a 2.0 Grade Point Average and meet the course(s) of interest’s prerequisite and/or corequisite requirements for entry into those courses. Applications must be delivered to Delgado. Books, fees, and transportation are the responsibility of the student.
Interested students should contact their high school counselor or dual enrollment office for an application, deadlines, and specific information on eligibility to TOPS Tech Early Start funding.
The following documents are required:
- Delgado Community College/TOPS Tech Early Start Application and the online dual enrollment application (both can be found at the Dual Enrollment webpage).
- ACT scores (if taken)
- Copy of transcript if not available through the Student Transcript System
- If applicable, copy of Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Approved Home Study Program Approval letter
Concurrent Enrollment students are limited to four credit hours during their first semester and may take up to seven (7) credit hours each subsequent semester, if eligible. High school students interested in learning more about Concurrent Enrollment opportunities should contact the Dual Enrollment Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Home School and Private School Students
College classes are available to home school and private school students. Concurrent Enrollment students are limited to seven (7) credit hours during each fall and spring semester and may take up to six (6) credit hours each summer semester, if eligible. High school students interested in learning more about Concurrent Enrollment opportunities should contact the Dual Enrollment Office at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.
Brittney Y. Williams • (504) 671-5035 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Arthur Williamson • (504) 671-5037 • email@example.com
Visit the Dual Enrollment webpage.