College Courses and Dual Credit Students earn college credit either by passing an Advanced Placement (AP) exam or through the dual enrollment program with Scottsdale Community College (SCC) or University of Arizona (U of A).
College credit earned through the Advanced Placement program is dependent upon the score accepted by the university or college.
Dual Credit Courses Offered at NDP Dual Enrollment (DE) courses are college level courses offered on campus at NDP. You can begin taking DE courses freshman year. For an additional fee, you can receive college credit for these courses and begin your college GPA while in high school. This saves time and money by getting those college credits completed early.
Not every college will accept Dual Enrollment transfer credits. All Arizona state universities do, and a good resource is www.aztransfer.com. For out of state universities/colleges, check their individual transfer credit policies to know if the DE credit will transfer.
Here is a list of Dual Enrollment classes NDP is currently offering through Scottsdale Community College unless otherwise specified:
- Pre-Calculus Honors**
- Calculus Honors**
- U.S. History Honors**
- English 3 Honors**
- English 4 Honors**
- French 3 Honors**
- French 4 Honors**
- Guitar Orchestra
- Engineering and Design (University of Arizona) NDP Program of Studies 2022-2023 43
- Ethics, Economy, and Entrepreneurship (University of Arizona)
- Guitar 1
- Guitar 2
- Rock Music and Culture
- Music Theory
**All DE courses are considered regular level classes and do not add weight to your GPA except the honors classes listed above.
Note: Students who are taking Dual Enrollment classes through the University of Arizona will be registered through their Introduction to Engineering and Design or Economics teacher.
To register for Dual Enrollment classes through Scottsdale Community College, please be aware of the registration steps:
- TYPICAL FALL SEMESTER DEADLINES: Online Registration due by September of that semester. Tuition and Fees due by October.
- TYPICAL SPRING SEMESTER DEADLINES: Online Registration due by February of that semester. Tuition and Fees due by March.
STEP 1 – Enrollment at NDP and admission at SCC https://admissions.maricopa.edu/ Please Note: If you have previously enrolled in SCC Dual Enrollment Classes, you may skip Step 1. First Time Early College Click “Apply Now”
- Create a student account
- Select Scottsdale Community College
- Submit proof of identification
- When you finish your application, you will receive: MEID (User ID), Student ID Number, Maricopa email
STEP 2 - College Readiness and Course Placement SCC utilizes multiple options to determine course placement for students Grades 11 or 12: Unofficial high school transcripts can be provided. The unweighted GPA must be 2.6 or higher. Grade 10: AzMERIT ELA score of Proficient or higher, or PSAT, SAT score of 720 or higher, or a Composite ACT score of 12 or EdReady reading assessment test**.
Grade 9: Students must take appropriate EdReady assessment tests to prove college readiness. For courses with prerequisites, the appropriate English or Math assessment tests are required. For courses with no prerequisites, the reading assessment test is required to prove college readiness**.
**The EdReady Placement Test measures college readiness. This non-proctored, online testing option can be accessed through the Maricopa Community College website. Depending on which class you are taking will determine which subject test to take, and the score needed. Please check the SCC Dual Enrollment website for the prerequisites.
STEP 3 - Submit Online Registration Visit bit.ly/sccdual and click on the “Get Started Today” button NDP Program of Studies 2022-2023 44 • Have all applicable test scores, ID authentication documents and a parent/guardian with you when you complete the registration request. • Please review the course offerings in which you plan to enroll under High School Partners and Classes. Once your request is processed, you will be sent confirmation to your SCC student email address. Please Note: Your enrollment submission may be delayed/returned if information or documentation is incomplete.
STEP 4 - Tuition and Fees The cost is $85 per credit (in-state) plus a $15 registration fee per semester. Please Note: Tuition will be posted 7 to 10 working days after your enrollment has been submitted. For more information about Dual-Enrollment, please contact Deanna Duermit in the Counseling Office.