High School Programs

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment offers qualified high school students the opportunity to receive college credit at a relatively low cost while they complete their secondary education.

It is designed to supplement and enrich students' high school experiences by providing access to collegiate education without interrupting their normal high school activities. Earned credits transfer to two-year and four-year accredited institutions from Walters State according to the discretion of the receiving institution.

The Dual Enrollment Program is a state-approved, cooperative community venture provided by Walters State Community College. The program has been successfully implemented in 24 school systems within the Walters State service area.

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Middle College

Walters State Community College and service area school systems have partnered to provide an opportunity for highly motivated students to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree and/or college credits simultaneously. The program provides a variety of learning options related to a range of careers for students who are ready to accept the challenge of college level classes. Many students will choose to simply take a few dual enrollment classes, while others will make the commitment to obtain an associate degree while in high school.

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Dual Credit / Credit by Assessment

Credit by assessment is often a departmental challenge assessment (cognate or performance) that allows high school students to demonstrate prior learning relevant to a particular body of knowledge. The demonstration of proficiency of knowledge of the learning outcomes for a particular college-level course is validated by the college faculty, and upon enrollment of the student into the particular college, the student is awarded “transfer” credit by the college faculty. All academic credit by examination requests must be made to the division dean and approved by the vice president for Academic Affairs. To be eligible for consideration for credit by examination, examination requirements must be completed as designated by the division.

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