The Early College Program at Porterville College includes all opportunities for students
to earn college credit through PC while they are in high school: dual enrollment,
concurrent enrollment, and articulated credit.
Dual enrollment is when you take a college course at your high school (during your
high school day) with other high school students. Concurrent enrollment is when you
enroll in a PC course that is offered at PC (or online) that is available to non-high
school students. You can view more differences at our main Early College webpage.
Some high schools have CTE courses that grant articulated credit (college credit)
through an exam process that has been approved by that high school district and PC.
For more information about articulated credit available at your high school site please
contact your high school counselor. Please be aware that most high schools do not
have articulated courses approved that award college credit.
Students select dual and/or concurrent courses through a platform called DualEnroll.com. You can find out more information on this platform and the necessary steps to enrollment
on our Enroll page.
You can ask your high school counselor what dual classes are offered at your high
school. You can also check on DualEnroll.com to see available dual courses specific to your high school.
As a high school student, you are designated as a Special Part-Time Admit student.
You may enroll in a total of up to 11 units in the Fall and again in the Spring, and
then up to 7 units in the Summer, including both dual and concurrent enrollment classes.
It is suggested that high school students check with their high school counselor regarding
which concurrent enrollment courses they should take. You can also meet with a PC
Counselor or Ed. Advisor when they are at your high school. Our Counselors and Ed.
Advisors visit the different high schools in Porterville once a week. You can schedule
an appointment with them through your high school counselor.
Students will be evaluated based on their high school transcripts to determine eligibility
for a course with a prerequisite. If you are requesting a course with a prerequisite,
please submit a transcript with your form. You can view prerequisite details in our catalog.
To get more information on earning PC college credit for passing an AP exam, please
visit Advanced Placement Program in our most recent catalog.
Courses completed at PC will go on your PC college transcript. It is up to your high
school site whether they also add them to your high school transcript. If you have
questions on if a college course will be on your high school transcript please reach
out to your high school counselor.
College courses you take through DualEnroll.com are for college credit only. High School credit will only be given based on the approval
of your high school or district administrator. Taking a dual or concurrent enrollment
course at PC does not guarantee high school credit.
“W” stands for “withdrawal.” It means that you dropped the course after the census
date. A “W” will show on your transcript; a “W” is better than a D or an F, but you
still want to avoid it if you can. When you receive a “W” you want to make sure that
you retake that course as soon as you are ready to. Make sure you pay attention to
important dates, like drop dates, each term. See Important Dates.
It is recommended that students who are not doing well in dual or concurrent enrollment
courses drop the course before the census date or before the last date to receive
a W. If students do not drop, and then receive a D or F, they will have to retake
that class to improve their grade before being able to take another PC course. This
is a local PC policy for students in the Early College Program and is in place to
help high school students raise their GPA and poor academic standing on their college
transcript. Poor grades will have a negative impact on their college GPA and academic
standing. For more on academic standing, please read the Academic Standing section in our college catalog.
For dual enrollment, all fees are waived. For concurrent enrollment, tuition fees
are waived but students are responsible for all other fees and the cost of textbooks
and materials. To view and pay your fees, log in to MyBanWeb.
No. Financial Aid is not available to students who have not graduated from high school.
If you have fees and materials costs that you cannot cover, please talk with your
high school site. High Schools may have support services in place, but it is not required
that they cover the costs for concurrent enrollment.
For dual enrollment, your books will be provided by your high school. For concurrent
enrollment, you can search for and purchase required textbooks using the course CRN
at the PC Bookstore.
Early College students can register for classes once registration has opened for all
students. Students can request courses in DualEnroll.com before the open registration
date, but students will not be enrolled in courses until open registration begins.
Student course requests will not be submitted for enrollment if parent consent has
not been given, the student’s account is not complete, or there are issues with enrollment
(such as holds on the student’s account) which will need to be resolved by our Admissions
and Records Department prior to enrollment.