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Dual Enrollment in Theology for High School Students

UHC Mission Statement

The University of Holy Cross (UHC) is a unique Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Marianites of Holy Cross. Rooted in a belief in human dignity, the University of Holy Cross educates the minds and hearts of its students. The University is centered on effective and innovative teaching, intelligence exercised across disciplines, practical reasoning, and communication with others. All members of the University strive for excellence and contribute their knowledge and experience in their chosen work, community, and ultimately the world in need.


UHC will keep the records of all students who register for academic credit through the collaborating institution, including grades, and will supply transcripts of courses taken when required.

Program Descriptors

Students of an authorized secondary/high school within the Archdiocese of New Orleans who are junior or seniors in good standing are eligible to participate in Dual Enrollment classes at the UHC. The UHC dual enrollment courses available each semester are listed in the UHC course catalog and course sections are listed in UHC’s Self Service online registration program. Questions regarding UHC courses may be directed to the Office of Admissions, (504) 398‐2175 or


A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for participation in dual enrollment courses. Additionally, students must meet UHC dual enrollment admission requirements outlined in the UHC dual enrollment webpage.

Faculty Qualifications and Teaching Methodologies

The signature below certifies that the instructors of record in the program offered by UHC are qualified, as per SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines, and that qualified and competent faculty members agree on content and the teaching methodologies of the courses. Three different methods of dual enrollment instructional delivery will be available to students: 1) the teaching of class by a UHC instructor; 2) the certifying of a high school instructor at the high school where dual enrollment occurs; and 3) a collaborative model that combines instruction by an on-site instructor (who is to be qualified as an adjunct UHC Lecturer) in union with a UHC faculty member.

Admission Process

Students are required to be admitted to UHC prior to course registration. The DE admission process is outlined on the UHC website. Specifically,

  1. The student must have the endorsement of their high school (counselor or department chair);
  2. Students apply to UHC online;
  3. The high school counselors send transcripts and test scores to UHC Admissions at;
  4. In the letter of acceptance from UHC, students receive UHCNO email address, instructions for enrollment and course tuition payment; and
  5. For whole classes, if desired, the UHC admissions process can be facilitated via a group video conference by a UHC admissions counselor (request should be made by the high school to

Registration Process

Admitted students register for their desired dual enrollment course(s) using the UHC online Self Service system. After logging into the Self Service system with their UHC email and password, the students will find the courses are divided by major within the system.  Further information about the appropriate class can be obtained by contacting Kelly Fabre, who serves as the UHC advisor for all dual enrollment students, at For whole classes, if desired, the UHC class registration process can be facilitated via a group video conference by a UHC Registrar associate.

Fee Structure

UHC dual enrollment courses cost $150/UHC course regardless of number taken up to 11 credit hours for high schools within the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Additional lab fees may also be required for specific courses. This additional fees are noted per course on the dual enrollment webpage and within the students’ admissions letter.

Submission of course tuition should be made to the UHC Bursar at UHC by check or credit card. For multiple students from a high school, the high school can collect and submit the tuitions in a single payment to the UHC Bursar with an accompanying cover letter detailing their specific student information (student names and course titles).


Calendars for UHC and due dates of grade submissions should be reconciled at the beginning of dual enrollment courses by the high school counselor(s) with the notification of both UHC’s Registrar and the high school’s grade recording official.

Depending on the method of instruction/delivery, final grades for DE courses are sent to the high school administration at the end of the course, or are sent by the high school instructor to the UHC Registrar for recording.

Dropping Courses

The ability to drop a UHC dual enrollment course follows the UHC published schedule. No refunds will be issued by UHC for dropped courses after the beginning of a course.


The main form of communication with enrolled students is through their UHC email address. Instruction is provided through a number of online methods, such as the Canvas platform and utilizing Zoom. Students and high school instructors will have sufficient access to each depending on course requirements. Technology requirements and expectations will be explained at the time of enrollment.

Discipline and Expectations

The guidelines put forth in the UHC Student Handbook, UHC policy, directives issued by the President, and  those controlling guidance from the students’ high school will be enforced.

Program Evaluation

UHC and Archdiocesan representatives will evaluate on a regular basis the performance of dual enrollment high school students in lower division courses and compare their performance to that of UHC students. If the performance of students is significantly lower than that of UHC students or they have a quality point ratio of less than 2.5 in all work attempted at UHC, faculty representatives from UHC and the Archdiocese will meet to re‐design or amend the agreement.

Program Renewal

This memorandum of understanding shall be renewed every three years from the date of signing (below) and will be continued, modified, or terminated upon mutual agreement of the undersigned parties. In the event that either party wishes to modify or terminate the agreement, notification must be given no less than 60 days prior to the end of the semester in which the agreement is in effect.


Specific dual enrollment considerations, consistent with the above, can be approved in an addendum particular to a collaborating high school.

We are happy to personally answer your questions!

Assoc. Professor Todd Amick, PhD, JD, MAL
Sue Ellen Canizaro Endowed Chair of Catholic Theology
Coordinator for the Eradication of Systemic Poverty, Heart and Mind Community
Coordinator for Undergraduate Theology Program
Call: (504) 398-2170