HS4CC Cheapest Dual Enrollment List

$250 per course or less

The following states offer FREE dual enrollment college classes to homeschoolers who are residents of that state:

  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Colleges listed below allow homeschooled students from any state to participate in college classes via distance learning.

Please reach out to each college directly for the latest course lists, eligibility, deadlines, prices, etc. Prices shown “per course” are based on a typical course. Some courses may have more or less credits, lab fees, etc.

EVERY college on this list is Regionally Accredited (the gold standard)
Blue Ridge Community & Technical College (West Virginia)
Public 2-year college
Program Name: Dual Enrollment
Cost $75 per COURSE, $25 per credit, books extra. English/Math/Chemistry require placement testing, 2.0 GPA otherwise. Homeschool students must retrieve a letter from the County School Board Office verifying their enrollment. If not applicable, you may need to provide different documentation that you are homeschooling lawfully in your state.
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Campbellsville University (Kentucky)
Private 4-year *religious university
Program Name: Dual Credit
Cost $216 per COURSE, $72 per credit, 10-12th grades, books extra, classes are 8-weeks long, unrestricted course list for 100 and 200 level courses as long as prerequisites have been met.
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Columbia College (Missouri)
Private 4-year *religious university
Program Name: Dual enrollment
Cost $225 per COURSE, $75 per credit, classes offered 6 times per year lasting 8 weeks, 9th grade with test scores, 10th-12th grades with GPA, books included in the price. On-campus options for local students.
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Concordia University (Wisconsin)
Private 4-year *religious university
Program Name: PreCollege
Cost $225 per COURSE, $75 per credit for first 36 credits, must be in high school, 9th graders take placement tests, minimum 3.0 homeschool GPA. Restricted list of classes to choose from. All Concordia PreCollege programs are administered through the Wisconsin campus. Book costs unknown.
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Crown College (Minnesota)
Private 4-year *religious university
Program Name: Dual Enrollment
Cost $249 per COURSE, $83 per credit, grade 11-12, no placement testing, 15-week classes.  Classes free for MN residents. Book costs unknown.
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Evangel University (Missouri)
Private 4-year *religious university
Program Name: Dual Enrollment
Cost $195 per COURSE, $65 per credit, must be age 16+, 11th or 12th grade, 2 course max per semester, at the time of this writing they offer only 12 online courses to choose from, but 7 of those are available as self-paced. Dual enrolled students have access to the bookstore, library, and Student Success Center support. Book costs unknown.
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Grand Canyon University (Arizona)
Private 4-year *religious university
Program Name: Dual Enrollment
Cost $210 per COURSE, $52.50 per credit (4 credits per course) start dates every 2 weeks (rolling start dates), 60 credit max, attend on-campus or online, 10th grade or higher, a restricted list of classes to choose from, students have access to academic advising and degree planning support. Families or homeschool coops with 10 or more students can request to have a private cohort (only your students). Book costs unknown.
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Houghton College (New York)
Private 4-year *religious university
Program Name: online high school courses
Cost $180 per COURSE, $60 per credit, 8 week classes, short list of classes available each term, simple online application, no placement test. Book costs unknown.
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Husson University (Maine)
Private 4-year university
Program Name: Early College Access Program (ECAP)
Cost $0 for two courses per semester for a maximum of 21 credits over two years, 11th and 12th grades only. Full course catalog available assuming the student meets prerequisites and there is space. ECAP students get last priority. Book costs unknown.
**NOTE** Only homeschoolers in the following states are eligible: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, and New Jersey.
“In light of the annual filing requirements established by Maine law, our guidelines for participating in the ECAP program anticipate that you have contact with the school officials of the administrative unit in which you reside. “
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Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana)
Private 4-year university
Program Name: Early Start
Cost $225 per COURSE, $75 per credit, books are included, free tutoring, testing required for admission, eligible grades 10-12, on-campus and distance learning, students who enroll after high school receive a $500 scholarship for each course they completed through Early Start (max 3), restricted lists of courses available for on-campus and distance learning. Math and English require placement testing.
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Missouri Southern State University (Missouri)
Public 4-year university
Program Name: Dual Enrollment
Special note: They also offer a public school program called Dual Credit, and the website does not do a good job at differentiation despite them having different guidelines. Contact the university for help.
Cost: $150 per COURSE, $50 per credit, 9th-12th grade, restricted list of classes to choose from. Book costs unknown.
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New Mexico Junior College (New Mexico)
Public 2 year college
Program Name: Concurrent Enrollment
Cost: $225 per COURSE, $75 per credit, 11th and 12th grade who are at least 16 years old. Book costs unknown.
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Oral Roberts University (Oklahoma)
Private 4-year *religious university
Program Name: ORU Advantage (parent feedback)
Cost $180 per course, $60 per credit, no age requirement, no placement testing, 15-week courses, a restricted list of classes to choose from. Book costs unknown.
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Pierpont Community & Technical College (West Virginia)
Public 2-year college
Program Name: Dual enrollment
Cost $75 per COURSE, $25 per credit, book costs unknown.
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Regent University (Virginia)
Private 4-year *religious university
Program Name: Early College
Cost $225 per COURSE, $75/credit, no placement testing, 8 week sessions online, up to 30 credits max, age 16 or higher and completed 10th grade, money paid applies to future degree program, upper level available. This university accepts up to 90 credits in transfer. Partnership with Studycom. Book costs unknown.
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Trine University (Indiana)
Private 4-year university
Program Name: Dual Enrollment
Cost: $150 per COURSE, $50 per credit, 3.0 GPA required, high school transcript required, for 11th and 12th grades only. Indiana articulation agreement guarantees “core” courses to transfer to other Indiana colleges. Book costs unknown.
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University of Holy Cross (Louisiana)
Private 4-year *religious university
Program Name: Dual Enrollment
Cost $150 per course, 11 credits per term max, placement test required for public school but not required for homeschool- confirm this with the college, 11th and 12th grade or earlier with approval, access to tutors and developmental courses if needed, limited course catalog for dual enrollment students, some classes meet live on Zoom.
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West Texas A&M University (Texas)
Public 4-year university
Program Name: Pre-University Program PUP
Cost $150 per COURSE (flat rate), textbooks extra, high school students, placement test required, students who complete 2 courses receive guaranteed university admission. No credit limit.
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West Virginia University  (West Virginia)
Public 4-year university
Program Name: Access Early College
Cost $75 per COURSE, $25 per credit, for high school grades 10-12 with 3.0 GPA, placement test may be required for some courses, 100 and 200 level courses only, 16-week semesters, on-campus course options for local students. Book costs unknown.
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