What is Dual Credit?
***Dual Credit courses continue even though on-campus classes have been cancelled. Instructors will be providing instruction through alternate delivery methods. Please pay very close attention to any communication you receive from them and from your post-secondary institution. Check your email and post-secondary accounts regularly for updates and instructions. ***
Dual-credit programs provide high school students with the opportunity to explore post-secondary education and career pathways while earning credits at both the high school and post-secondary institution. Post-secondary tuition fees are paid by Palliser. Dual-credit studies are available to full-time Palliser students, and are designed primarily for grade 11 and 12 students.
Dual credit helps students to:
- get a jump start on their post-secondary education while still in high school
- complete high school while engaging in meaningful curriculum
- transition to post-secondary studies or move into the world of work
- potentially complete post-secondary with less debt
Students must be able to accommodate dual-credit courses into their current school and extra-curricular schedules, and be ready to commit to the program for its entire duration, which can range from one to three semesters.
View this slide presentation for a brief Introduction to Dual Credit Programs.
More information for students and parents is on the Alberta Education website.
Check out our current list of Dual Credit programs.