Shelton State Dual Enrollment FAQs

View FAQs for Enrolling in Shelton State's Dual Enrollment Program

  • 1.What GPA is required to participate in dual enrollment?
    2.5 high school GPA

    2.Is the Career-Technical Dual Enrollment Program completely free?
    a.Tuition and fees are paid for courses in the following programs:
    ABR – Auto Body Repair
    ACR – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    AUM – Automotive Technology
    DDT – Drafting Technology
    DEM – Diesel Mechanics
    HIT – Health Information Technology
    ILT – Industrial Electronics Technology
    ELT – Electrical Technology
    LGT – Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    OAD – Office Administration
    MTT – Machine Tool Technology
    NAS – Nursing Assistant
    WDT – Welding

    b.Books and tools for courses are paid for in select courses for the programs listed.

    3.Does dual enrollment courses help my high school GPA?
    This depends on your high school.  Please check with your counselor how dual enrollment classes impact your GPA.  Once you begin college classes, you will have a Shelton State college transcript and a college GPA.

    4.Do the classes transfer to other colleges?
    Every institution is different and transferability depends on the college or university you plan to attend. 

    5.If I attend Shelton, can I also attend other colleges?
    Yes, students can attend multiple colleges during their lifetime.  When attending future colleges, just be sure to list Shelton as a previous institution and have your transcript sent to the new college. 

    6.If I start a program, am I locked into the program?
    No, students are allowed to change programs at the end of a semester.  If you attend one semester but find the program isn’t the right fit, you can change your program before the start of a new semester. 

    7.What do I get if I take dual enrollment classes?
    Students in dual enrollment are able to earn college credit while still in high school.  If you stay enrolled and complete your program, you will earn a certificate or degree and be able to apply for jobs in your field. 

    8. Are the classes like my high school classes?
    Yes and no.  Technical classes such as the programs above are more hands-on and interactive.  The coursework is focused on the career goal and is taught at the college level.  Students should be prepared to study daily and manage time well.