Dual Credit Overview

  • General Dual Credit Information

    Dual credit is an opportunity for high school students who meet admissions standards to enroll in public postsecondary institutions in South Dakota and simultaneously earn credits for both their high school diploma and postsecondary degree or certificate.

    Dual credit courses are offered by the postsecondary institution’s faculty members, are governed by the postsecondary institution’s policies, and follow the postsecondary institution’s established processes for admissions, registration, billing and grade reporting. Courses include college-level content and subject matter; students choosing to participate will be held to the same expectations and standards as college students.

    Through a program approved by the South Dakota Legislature, dual credit coursework is available to high school students in grades 11-12 at the rate of $48.33 per credit. That compares to about $200 per credit at the state’s four technical institutes and $300 per credit at the state’s public universities. Students are responsible for the $48.33 per-credit cost and any required textbooks or related course materials.

    Students are able to choose from a number of on-campus and online classes, including general education and career and technical education courses.

    Brookings High School Dual Credit Procedures

    Dual Credit paperwork for the fall semester course are generally due in May of the previous year (ie. May 19th for the fall term of 2017-18).  Dual Credit paperwork for the spring semester course are generally due prior to Christmas Break (ie Dec 22nd for the spring term of 2018).  Paperwork is available at the main office.  All completed paperwork and fees must be submitted to SDSU before a student is considered fully enrolled in Dual Credit

    Dual Credit English (course # 1607) is offered at Brookings High School.  Mr. Steve Binkley is the instructor and students remain at Brooking High School for this course. This course must be approved yearly with the SDBOR.  Paperwork and fees for this course is also available at the main office.  All completed paperwork and fees must be submitted to SDSU before a student is considered fully enrolled in Dual Credit.