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Dual Enrollment

One-Two-Free, the MUS Dual Enrollment program, offers free college classes for high school students. Choose from a wide range of first-year college level classes and earn credit towards your high school graduation requirements and your future college degree at the same time.

Get Ahead With Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment courses are an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself academically and prove your college readiness. Find out why Dual Enrollment is a popular choice for Montana high school students who are looking to save time and money towards a college degree.
115%
growth in dual enrollment since 2012
$2,000+
saved in tuition at a two-year school for six dual enrollment credits
27%
of enrolled high school students received college credit in the 2019-2020 school year

 

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What is Dual Enrollment?

The MUS Dual Enrollment program, named One-Two-Free, is the broad term for opportunities for high school students to take college courses while still in high school.

Students take Dual Enrollment courses for either Dual Credit or College Credit Only. Dual Credit courses award high school and college credit simultaneously for the same course. College Credit Only courses award college credit (and not high school credit) for a college course.

Montana University System colleges and universities offer Dual Enrollment courses via two delivery models: Early College and Concurrent Enrollment

  • Early College courses are standard college classes that are open to high school students and offered on a college campus or online for Dual Credit or College Credit Only.
  • Concurrent Enrollment Courses are college courses taught at a high school to a class of high school students by a qualified high school teacher for Dual Credit.

In total, the program offers two dual enrollment courses, or up to six credits, through the MUS to all eligible students for free.

Get Started with Dual Enrollment

Get a Head Start

 
Andy Hessen, Belgrade High School Counselor
When students select a [dual enrollment] class, we see a lot of success….The cost is really affordable. The opportunities are there in a lot of different areas….We can get them trained in something specific, making a good wage, making a good salary by the time they’re 20 years old.
Andy Hessen
Belgrade High School Counselor

Why Consider Dual Enrollment in High School?

 
Dual Enrollment Courses

Save Time

Start making progress towards your future college degree by taking first-year college level courses in a wide variety of subjects. Choose classes in subjects you want to explore, complete general degree requirements, or both!

Dual Enrollment course credits can help you fulfill your high school graduation requirements and college requirements for a one-, two-, or four-year degree at the same time. These credits transfer seamlessly throughout the Montana University System and many other accredited colleges and universities across the country.

Dual Enrollment Success

Save Money

Start early to save money. Your first two courses, or up to six credits, are on us. That's two college courses taken in high school for free! 

Want to take more than two courses? Take additional courses at the discounted Dual Enrollment rate of 50% two-year resident tuition. We will also waive your fees. Scholarships are also available to students that demonstrate financial need may apply for a scholarship to cover the cost of additional Dual Enrollment courses.
Dual Enrollment Matriculation

Ease Into College

Dual Enrollment courses are college courses. You will gain first-hand experience of the academic and time-management expectations for college success. Data shows that students who take Dual Enrollment courses achieve higher first-term GPAs and graduate at higher rates than other students. 

Get an introduction to college-level academics while you still have the comfort and support of being at home and in high school. Whether you start with just one course, or you decide to take several at the same time, Dual Enrollment can prove your readiness and prepare you for a full schedule in college.

Questions about Dual Enrollment? We’re here to help.