Education Commission of the States researched dual/concurrent enrollment policies in all states to provide this comprehensive resource. This resource includes policy found in statutes, regulations and other state policy documents and guidelines, as of April 2019. It does not reflect local implementation or practice. This resource also does not include state policies governing Tech Prep, early/middle college high schools, credit articulation or apprenticeship/pre-apprenticeship programs.

Click on the questions below for 50-State Comparisons showing how all states approach specific dual/concurrent enrollment policies, or choose to view a specific state’s approach by going to the individual state profiles page.

50-State Comparisons

Program basics

  1. Statewide policy in place
  2. Definition or title of program
  3. Where courses provided
  4. Postsecondary and/or secondary credit earned
  5. Students may take developmental/remedial coursework for dual credit
  6. CTE component
  7. Unique characteristics


  1. Offering mandatory or voluntary
  2. College partners can be 2-year/4-year/both
  3. Student eligibility requirements
  4. Cap on number of credits students may earn
  5. Students/parents must be notified of dual enrollment opportunities
  6. Counseling/advising is made available to students


  1. Who is primarily responsible for paying tuition
  2. How state funds participating high schools
  3. How state funds participating postsecondary institutions

Program quality

  1. Instructor quality component
  2. Course quality component
  3. Program reporting requirement
  4. Program evaluation component


  1. Public postsecondary institutions required to accept credits

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 PUBLISHED: August 6, 2019




 STATE(S): Nationwide

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