Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment courses are taught at the high school by an FCPS teacher and offer college credit through agreements with a college or university.

Dual Enrollment courses allow high school students to earn credit toward their high school diploma and college credit at the same time. The number of credits that a student may earn in a high school course varies from course to course.

Where can students take these courses?

FCPS Locations

  • FCPS high schools
  • FCPS academies
  • FCPS online campus- classes are offered during the regular school day

These courses are taught by FCPS high school instructors who are NOVA adjunct professors and meet NOVA’s credentialing requirements.

Individual high schools, High school academy sites and the FCPS online campus, determine if they will offer dual enrollment courses based on:

  • Teacher endorsement requirements.
  • Existing course offerings.
  • Student interest.

NOVA Campuses

Students can take regularly scheduled college courses directly through NOVA and be part of the general student population at NOVA.

Who can take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • High school juniors and seniors, who meet the established criteria, are eligible to participate in dual enrollment classes.
  • Freshmen and sophomores can be granted exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

Cost

NOVA

  • Courses taken at an FCPS high school are provided at no cost to the student.
  • Concurrent courses (Independent Dual Enrollment) taken at a NOVA campus or through NOVA online require in-state tuition per NOVA’s Tuition & Fees.

Other Colleges

Other colleges may charge tuition. The tuition is significantly discounted because FCPS provides the instructor as well as the facility. The FCPS teacher will communicate tuition and other requirements to students at the beginning of the school year.

Dual Enrollment Benefits

  • Exposure to college level coursework.
  • NOVA credit if a student passes the class with a C or higher.
  • Potential to
    • Earn college credits.
    • Eliminate taking the same course in high school and college.
    • Decrease the time required to finish a college degree, certificate, or industry credential.
    • Lower postsecondary education costs.

Admission Criteria

Students who wish to take a dual enrollment course must meet the criteria set by the college or university for admission into the course. Students work with their high school to register for the course.

Dual Enrollment Policies

In cases where FCPS grading policies conflict with the college or university grading policies, the high school and college grades may differ. These policy differences may include assignment/assessment retakes, extended assignment due dates, and/or the lowest possible score on the grading scale. For course specific policies, students should refer to the college syllabus provided by their Dual Enrollment instructor.

Do you want to take college classes online instead?

Dual Enrollment Courses in FCPS

Career and Technical Education

Business and Information Technology

FCPS Course College Courses College
Advanced Programming DE (6641DE)
1 credit
ITP 150
4 credits
NOVA
Cyber: CISCO 1A & 1B DE (8542DU) & (8543DU)
1 credit
ITN 154
4 credits
NOVA
Cyber: CISCO 2A DE (8544DU)
1 credit
ITN 155
4 credits
NOVA
Cyber: CISCO 2B DE (8545DU)
1 credit
ITN 156
4 credits
NOVA
Cyber: Cloud Computing DE (6651DU)
1 credit
ITN 257
3 credits
NOVA
Cyber: Computer Systems Technology 2, A+ DE (8629DE)
2 credits
ITN 106
ITN 107
6 credits
NOVA
Cyber: Network Administration 1 DE (6304DE)
1 credit
ITN 101
3 credits
NOVA
Cyber: Oracle 1 DE (6660DU)
1 credit
ITD 132
3 credits
NOVA
Cyber: Oracle 2 DE (6662DU)
1 credit
ITD 134
3 credits
NOVA

Family and Consumer Sciences

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Early Childhood Careers 1 DE (8285DE)
2 credits
CHD 120
CHD 145
6 credits
NOVA
Early Childhood Careers 2 DE (8286DE)
2 credits
CHD 165
3 credits
NOVA

Health and Medical Sciences

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Emergency Medical Technical 1 & 2 DE (8333DE) & (8334DE)
2 credits
EMS 111
EMS 120
8 credits
NOVA
Exploring the Language of Medicine DE (8383DE)
1 credit
HLT 141
1 credit
NOVA
Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy 1 DE (8365DE)
2 credits
HIM 111
3 credits
NOVA

Marketing

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Entrepreneurship 1 DE (9093DE)
1 credit
BUS 116
3 credits
NOVA
Entrepreneurship 2 DE (9072DE)
1 credit
BUS 165
3 credits
NOVA

Trade and Industrial

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Automotive Technology 1 DE (8506DU)
1 credit
AUT 100
2 credits
NOVA
Automotive Technology 2 DE (8507DE)
2 credits
AUT 265
4 credits
NOVA
Automotive Technology 3 DE (8508DE)
2 credits
AUT 266
4 credits
NOVA
Heating, Ventilation, AC, & Refrigeration 1 DE (8503DE)
1 credit
AIR 111
3 credits
NOVA
Heating, Ventilation, AC, & Refrigeration 2 DE (8504DE)
2 credits
AIR 121
4 credits
NOVA

Fine and Performing Arts

Theatre Arts

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Theatre 3 DE (1430DE)
1 credit
CST 130
3 credits
NOVA

General Education

English

FCPS Courses College Courses College
English 11 DE (1150DE)*
1 credit
*available thru FCPS online campus 
ENG 111
ENG 112
6 credits
NOVA
English 12 DE (1160DE)*
1 credit
*available thru FCPS online campus
ENG 111
ENG 112
6 credits
NOVA
English 12 DE (1160DW)*
(ENG 112 DE Pre-requisite)
1 credit
*available thru FCPS online campus

ENG 255
3 credits
NOVA

General Education

FCPS Courses College Courses College
CS Programming DE (6640DE)
1 credit
ITP 100
3 credits
NOVA
College Success Skills DE (01111DE)
0.50 credit
SDV 100
1 Credit
NOVA
Teachers for Tomorrow 1 DE (9062DE)
1 credit
EDU 200
3 credits
NOVA
Teachers for Tomorrow 2 DE (9072DE)
1 credit
EDU 280
NOVA
3 credits
NOVA

Mathematics

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Calculus DE (3177DE)
1 credit
MTH 263
MTH 264
8 credits
NOVA
Complex Analysis TJ Course (3178DS) TJ Course
0.5 credit
MATH 411
3 credits
GMU
Differential Equations (3178DU) TJ Course
0.5 credit
MATH 214
3 credits
GMU
Discrete Structures, Data Structures and Algorithms DE (3200DE)
1 credit
CSC 208
CSC 223
7 credits
NOVA
Linear Algebra DE (3198DE) MATH 203
3 credits
GMU
Multivariable Calculus DE (3178DE)
0.5 credit
MATH 213
3 credits
GMU
Matrix Algebra DE (3198DE)
0.5 credit
MATH 203
3 credits
GMU
Precalculus with Trigonometry DE (3160DE)
1 credit
Available thru FCPS Online Campus
MTH 161
MTH 162
6 credits
NOVA

Science

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Biology 2 DE (4370DE)
1 credit
Bio 101 including Lab
4 credits
NOVA
Chemistry 2 DE (4421DE)
1 credit
CHM 111 including Lab
4 credits
NOVA
Environmental Science DE (4270DE)
1 credit
ENV 121 including Lab
4 credits
NOVA
Environmental Science DE (4270DE)
1 credit
ENV 121 and ENV 122 including Lab
8 credits
NOVA
Human Anatomy and Physiology DE (4330DE)
1 credit
BIO 141 including Lab
4 credits
NOVA
GeoSpatial Analysis (4220D1)
1 credit
TBA JMU
Physics 1 DE (4510DE)
1 credit
PHY 201 NOVA

Social Studies

FCPS Courses College Courses College
US VA Government DE (2440DE)
1 credit
*available thru FCPS online campus
PLS 135
3 credits
NOVA
US VA History DE (2360DE)
1 credit
HIS 121
HIS 122
6 credits
NOVA
World History and Geography 1 DE (2219DE)
1 credit
HIS 101
HIS 111
6 credits
NOVA
World History and Geography 2 DE (2221DE)
1 credit
HIS 102
HIS 112
6 credits
NOVA
African American History DE (2371DE)
1 Credit
HIS 141
HIS 142
6 Credits
NOVA

World Languages

Additional testing may be required in order to take a specific World Language course at NOVA. Completion of FCPS courses may not guarantee placement into a specific NOVA World Language course. Dual Enrollment World Language courses may not exactly match Concurrent Enrollment World Language courses as the concurrent enrollment assumes all courses are taken through NOVA or a placement test has been given to ensure appropriate placement.

FCPS Courses College Courses College
French 4 DE (5140DE)
1 credit
FRE 201
FRE 202
6 credits
NOVA
Latin 4 DE (5340DE)
1 credit
LAT 201
LAT 202
6 credits
NOVA
Spanish 4 DE (5540DE)
1 Credit
SPA 201
SPA 202
6 Credits
NOVA

NOVA - Northern Virginia Community College
GMU - George Mason University
JMU - James Madison University