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Dual Enrollment


Dual Enrollment


Opportunities for qualified high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit!

Are you ready?

Dual Enrollment programs are increasingly being offered across the country to help qualified high school students earn college credits. Dual Enrollment credits give students a head start and better preparation for academic success.  Participating students save valuable time and money on their college educations.

UHC welcomes students from all high schools, including public, private, parochial, home schooled and charter schools throughout the region.  Public high school students attend tuition-free through funding from the Louisiana Course Choice/Supplemental  Program.  Private high school students receive deep discounts from the University of Holy Cross.  Up to eleven credit hours may be taken per semester. Courses may be delivered face-to-face, on high school campuses by credentialed UHC instructors or online.

Dual enrollment students are usually high school juniors and seniors participating in academic courses. However, interested student may enroll when the student, the high school, and UHC all agree that the student is ready and eligible to enroll.  All enrollees must have approval from their high school guidance counselors and a cumulative minimum high school GPA of 2.5.  Public high schoolers must be college ready.  Students attending private high schools in need of developmental support may enroll in ENG100, REA100, MAT99, MAT100A, or MAT100B. 

In the 2022-2023 Academic Year, UHC shall abide by Louisiana State Board of Regents Academic Affairs Policy 2.22, which offers alternatives to the traditional requirement of providing an ACT score, as indicated below.

Dual Enrollment Chart

In lieu of test scores, students are also permitted to enroll in dual enrollment courses based on high school counselor recommendations determined by overall student performance and grade trends in the subject. 

What are other benefits?

Participating students can save valuable time and money on their college education. You can also experience what it is like to take college courses in a nurturing environment such as UHC. If you're ready for Dual Enrollment courses, UHC is ready to welcome you.

You'll Always Find Support At UHC

UHC’s students are nurtured and guided every step of the way, and Dual Enrollment students are no exception! As a small university with a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, UHC is an ideal place for high school students to ease into college courses. Students never get lost in the crowd and have a personalized experience with caring faculty. Dual Enrollment students also have access to UHC’s extensive library and free tutoring services. As a student enrolled in college-level academics, you will have the support you need.

What classes will you choose?

UHC offers more than 65 academic programs and concentrations, including Biology, Food Science, Business, Education, Social Sciences, Counseling, English, Nursing, and Theology. General education and elective courses are offered in this wide range of disciplines. Our faculty are experienced, accomplished, and caring. As a fully-accredited liberal arts university, UHC credits are transferable to other accredited academic institutions.

Learn more about UHC accreditation or view our Course Catalog.

Join Our Accomplished Community

UHC graduates distinguish themselves in fields such as Education, Nursing, Business, and Health Sciences. Our graduates move on to graduate programs in fields such as Counseling and professional programs in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, and law. As a university that serves primarily local students, the majority of our alumni live, work, and thrive in the New Orleans area.

Interested?  Let's Get Started

Applying for Dual Enrollment is easy. Just follow the instructions below:

UHC offers dual enrollment students a discounted tuition of $150 per course up to 11 credits a semester.

For international students attending high school outside of the United States, the tuition rate is $850 per course plus $50 per each one credit lab.

For Public School Students:

1. Notify your school counselor that you are interested in Dual Enrollment with Louisiana’s Course Choice/Supplemental Course Academy;
2. Start your dual enrollment application to UHC and elect “Dual Enrollment Student” as your enrollment status.
3. For intended major, choose “High School/ Non-Degree/ Dual Enrollment,” and then complete the application.
4. Submit the application.
5. Ask your high school counselor to contact Ms. Kelly Fabre ( to send your ACT/SAT and transcripts and arrange registration. (Note: Students who have not yet taken the ACT/SAT will be required to take a placement test offered free-of-charge at UHC. For more information about placement testing, contact
6. Check your email for acceptance information from UHC admissions.

For Private School Students:

1. Check with your high school counselor for approval to participate in dual enrollment;
2. Start your dual enrollment application to UHC and elect “Dual Enrollment Student” as your enrollment status.
3. For intended major, choose “High School/ Non-Degree/ Dual Enrollment,” and then complete the application.
4. Check your email for acceptance information from UHC admissions.
3. Contact Ms. Kelly Fabre ( to register and pick up your Welcome Packet;
4. See the Bursar’s Office for payment information.


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Talk to an Admissions Counselor—We're Here To Help

At UHC, our Office of Admissions Team members are happy to answer questions from parents or high school students about Dual Enrollment. We can give you more information about how Dual Enrollment can help you meet your educational goals. Contact Admissions at (504) 398-2175 or