Legislation enacted in 1995 created Wyoming’s Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Program. This program is a great opportunity for students to earn college credits while still enrolled in high school and at no charge for the student. Carbon County School District #2 currently has agreements with Western Wyoming Community College and Sheridan College to offer college credits to high school students.
Dual Enrollment Offerings
Concurrent Enrollment Offerings
Dual Credit: A course that is taught by Western Wyoming Community College faculty or Sheridan College, usually delivered online, for which the student receives BOTH high school credit and college credit. The granting of high school credit for a college course is entirely up to the high school and may be awarded as either elective or subject-specific credit (i.e. Math or English).
Concurrent Enrollment: A course which is taught by college-approved high school instructors, and taken for BOTH college and high school credit. The granting of high school credit for college coursework may be awarded as either elective or subject-specific credit (i.e. Math or English).
Students may take dual enrollment courses beginning at the age of 16, students who have completed their sophomore year of high school, may be eligible for dual and concurrent coursework with an age waiver.
The student must fulfill the college prerequisites for the course, such as minimum scores on placement exams like COMPASS or ACT.
Note: Students and parents should be aware that they are enrolling in college-level courses taught by college faculty, these classes may be more rigorous than traditional high school classes, and the grades earned in these classes will stay on a student’s transcript indefinitely.
What Parents Need to Know
Tuition and textbook fees for students will be paid for by Carbon County School District #2 BOCES (up to 4 courses).
Maximum Credit Hours- Students may enroll in no more than four (4) classes per high school career unless the CCSD#2 BOCES Director, school principal, and counselor have approved a special written request from the student (up to 2 additional courses). Concurrent classes taught by high school instructors within the schools are not included.
Summer dual enrollment classes will not be allowed.
Grades - WWCC does not mail grades. Grades are available through Canvas.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)– this law, prohibits colleges from providing information (other than directory information) to anyone other than the student. What this means to parents is that the college cannot give you information about your student’s grades or attendance. The college also is prohibited from allowing you to enroll your students in classes or discuss their financial accounts without a note authorizing such from that student. WWCC sees each student who enrolls as an adult and does not differentiate between dual or concurrently enrolled high school students and other students.
Hathaway - certain classes will fulfill Hathaway requirements, such as ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 taken as a dual or concurrent class will meet a one-year English requirement under Hathaway guidelines. For more information on specific courses talk with your high school counselor.
*If you are interested in enrolling or want more information, please contact your HIGH SCHOOL Counselor or the BOCES Director.*