Dual Enrollment Admissions Criteria

To be eligible for Dual Enrollment courses, students must show college readiness in English and Mathematics. Learn more about the NOVA Admission Criteria for Dual Enrollment Courses.

In order to be enrolled in a dual enrollment class, all students must demonstrate college readiness by meeting one of the following placement scores in both English and Math.

NOTE: PSAT 8 and 9 test scores are not accepted.

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing/ English and Reading

Students cannot use SOL or IB test scores to meet the English requirement.

  • PSAT 10 or NMSQT: 390
  • SAT: 480
  • ACT: 18
  • AP: 3


Students planning to enroll in AP Calculus BC DE cannot use Math placement scores. In order to place into the class students will need to have taken Precalculus with Trigonometry DE or take NOVA’s proctored placement test.

  • PSAT 10 or NMSQT: 500
  • SAT: 530
  • ACT: 22
  • SOL: 400 or higher on any HS Mathematics SOL taken in the past five years
  • AP: 3
  • IB: 5