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High School Dual Credit Student

Somerset Community College's Dual Credit program will benefit students by providing a seamless pathway to postsecondary education while reducing student expense and time to credential attainment: with the ultimate purpose, completion of a postsecondary credential.

Somerset Community College offers dual credit in area high schools as well as in area technology centers. Students may also earn dual credit for taking an online course or by attending classes at one of SCC's locations. The high schools offer general education courses that are a pathway to an
Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science. Courses offered within the high school are based on the availability of instructors. The area technology centers offer a variety of courses in the technical areas.

Program History 

Somerset Community College (SCC) has worked with local schools in our service area for over 15 years. During the 2017-2018 academic year, SCC partnered with 18 local high schools and 9 Area Technology Centers. In the summer, 2016, Governor Bevin's Executive Order established the Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship with a $15 million appropriate over the biennium. High school juniors and seniors, who are eligible, may be awarded funds for up to two (2) classes over the course of their high school career. This scholarship covers the cost of tuition. Students are responsible for textbook or course charge costs. If a student chooses to enroll in additional courses, the dual credit tuition rate ceiling is one third the cost of current tuition. Students may choose to take additional courses and receive the same cost break. To be eligible for a dual credit scholarship, a student must be:

  • a Kentucky resident,
  • be enrolled in a Kentucky public high school with a minimum 2.0 GPA,
  • be enrolled in an eligible dual credit course at a participating postsecondary institution, and
  • complete a 30-minute college success counseling session each year of scholarship eligibility.

For additional information, students should contact their respective high school counselor(s) or contact Judy Tallent, Dual Credit Coordinator (606)451-6709 or Cindy Abbott, Department Assistant (606) 451-6664.