Dual-credit courses offered in high schools through Kent State University must duplicate the identical course offerings delivered on the campuses of Kent State to matriculated students. Courses must be approved for dual-credit status, and credit awarded must be deemed acceptable in transfer by faculty of the appropriate academic department/school of the university. Kent State is responsible for maintaining a dual-credit student’s college transcript. All courses will be identified on the college transcript as the regular college-level course. The high school is responsible for maintaining the student’s high school transcript. The evaluation of courses when transferring to post-secondary institutions other than Kent State is the purview of the receiving institution.
Program requirements and expectations:
- Students enrolled in dual-credit classes must adhere to the dates comparable to those specified on the college campus for registration, drop, withdrawal or refund.
- A dual-credit course taught in a high school must be composed only of students who have been admitted to Kent State University and who are registered for the course.
- Grading criteria for a dual-credit course must allow faculty the opportunity to award high school only or high school and college credit depending on student performance.
- Kent State will provide dual-credit students full access to Kent State libraries and electronic databases, as appropriate, and general academic support services, including academic advising, regardless of whether the course is taken at the high school or the university.
- For acceptance in the program, students must provide the following application materials as well as listed admissions criteria:
- Completed written college application
- High school transcript(s)
- Recommendation from high school faculty and guidance counselor
- Preferred 3.000 cumulative high school GPA on a 4.000 scale
- Preferred minimum 23 ACT composite score or minimum 1070 SAT combined score (reading and mathematics)