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Dual Credit

Dual Credit Programs

Qualified high school students can earn high school and college credit concurrently.

Oakland City University partners with qualified Indiana high schools to approve high school instructors as adjuncts who offer college courses, following OCU course syllabi, in their high school’s academic program. This program allows students to take challenging, college-level courses in high school, strengthen the transition from high school to college, and earn college credits that can then be transferred to many colleges and universities.

It is a major challenge but a rewarding opportunity for a student to enroll in college courses and begin to matriculate college credits toward a college degree. The sections on this page are designed to help students, parents, teachers, counselors, and school administrators learn about OCU's dual credit program.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Oakland City’s Dual Credit Coordinator at

Dual Credit Registration Information

Student Eligibility

  • High School Junior or Senior
  • GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), and
  • Have earned at least a score of 940 on the PSAT, or a score of 960 on the SAT, or a score of 18 on the ACT
  • On a Core 40 diploma, a 3.0 GPA.  Test Scores are not needed
  • Must meet such course prerequisites established by OCU academic departments.

Application /Registration and Deadline

  • Complete the Dual Credit Student Application/Registration form 
  • Print, obtain signatures, and attach payment.  Give to Dual Credit Liaison.
  • New students must provide their High School Transcript and test scores.  Students who are Core 40, need to provide proof if it is not stated on the transcript.
  • For the 2020-21 school year, student Dual Credit Student Application/Registration forms, payment, along with transcripts for new students, must be received no later than:
    • Fall and Year-Long Courses:  Friday, August 28, 2020
    • Spring Courses: Friday, February 5, 2021

Students must register for year-long courses in the FALL.  Spring registration for year-long classes will be accepted only under extenuating circumstances.

Course Cost and Payment

  • $25 per credit hour.  Courses are 3 or 4 credits each
  • Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch – tuition is waived with proof
  • Payment accepted by check or money order made out to OCU.
  • Payment is due with the registration.
  • Registration and payment are given to the Dual Credit Counselor