Admission Steps for
New Dual Credit Students
Dual Credit allows academically qualified students to receive both high school credit and college credit for completion of NIC courses. To qualify you must be at least 16 years of age and/or have completed one-half of your high school graduation requirements. A 3.0 GPA is recommended.
Dual Credit students pay a reduced tuition rate which can be viewed on the tuition rate page.
1. Meet with High School Counselor
Your high school counselor can help you determine if you are eligible for the Dual Credit program. You can also pick up your Dual Credit admissions application from your counselor. If you are home schooled contact the Admissions office.
2. Complete an Application for Admission
You can apply online or submit an Application for Admission at the NIC Admissions Office.
3. Complete Dual Credit Authorization Form
After meeting with your parents and high school counselor, submit your completed Dual Credit Authorization Form to the Admissions office.
4. Meet Assessment Requirement
This can be met by taking the COMPASS test, submitting ACT or SAT test scores. If the COMPASS test is required, please schedule an appointment at www.nic.edu/compass/. Tests may also be taken at the NIC Regional Centers.
5. Select Classes
Meet with your high school counselor and attend New Dual Credit Student Orientation to determine which courses will meet your high school graduation requirements. View the NIC Class Schedule to find which classes are available, and register online at MyNIC.
6. Apply for Scholarships
The earlier the better. See the "Scholarships" section of the Dual Credit home page.
7. Pay Tuition
Pay by cash, check, Visa MasterCard. Payment can be made through MyNIC with a Visa, MasterCard, or debit card. Dual credit students are subject to the fee payment policy. Tuition bills will not be mailed to you or your parents, but will be available in MyNIC.
8. Purchase Books
Books can be purchased at the Mica Peak Exchange in the Student Union Building or on-line at www.bookstore.nic.edu. (Some books may be provided through your high school if your class is at your high school. Check with your instructor before purchasing books.)