Admissions and Course Prerequisites

  • Obtain appropriate scores on the SAT, ACT, PSAT or SOL test.

and/or 

  • Provide a copy of your high school transcript for review. A GPA of 3.0 is required for all transfer courses. Students may obtain a copy of their unofficial high school transcript from the career coach, guidance director/lead, or registrar at the high school. Home school parents will need to provide a copy of the studentā€™s high school transcript.
  • In some situations where a student does not have the appropriate GPA for the course(s) for which they wish to register, a student may need to take a Virginia Placement Test. This test can be given by the career coach at the high school.

Dual Enrollment Eligibility Chart

Biology

English Math
HS GPA 3.0 or > 
ACT:18/18ACT: 22
PSAT: 390PSAT: Math 101-133, 154, 155ERW score of 390 or higher and math score of 500 or higher. NA for higher levels of math.
SAT: 480SAT: 530
VPT: ENG 111/ENF 3Passing Algebra I score (see career coach for waiver) or VPT: MTE 1-3

Chemistry

(The information below is for CHM 111. Higher-level chemistry courses will have higher prerequisites.)

EnglishMath
HS GPA 3.0 or > 
ACT:18/18ACT: 22
PSAT: 390PSAT: Cannot be used
SAT: 480SAT: 530
VPT: ENG 111/ENF 3Passing Algebra I score (see career coach for waiver) or VPT: MTE 1-3

Physics

(The information below is for Physics 201. Math requirements are higher for Physics 241.)

EnglishMath
HS GPA 3.0 or > 
ACT:18/18ACT: 22
PSAT: 390PSAT: Cannot be used
SAT: 480SAT: 530
VPT: ENG 111/ENF 3Completion of MTH 161
Or be concurrently enrolled in Math 161 or math analysis at your high school

English

EnglishMath
ACT:18/18ACT: 22
PSAT: ERW score of 390 or higher PSAT: 500
SAT: 480SAT: 530
VPT: ENG 111Passing Algebra I score (see career coach for waiver) or VPT: MTE 1-3

Pre-Calculus

EnglishMath
ACT:18/18ACT: 22
PSAT: 390PSAT: Cannot be used
SAT: 480SAT: 530
VPT: ENG 111/ENF3VPT: MTE 1-9

Calculus

EnglishMath
ACT:18/18ACT: 24
PSAT: 390PSAT: Cannot be used
SAT: 480SAT: 550
VPT: ENG 111/ENF3VPT: MTH 263
Or– Student must complete MTH 161 & MTH 162 or MTH 167 with a ā€œCā€ or higher

All other Transfer Courses

EnglishMath
ACT:18/18ACT: 22
PSAT: 390PSAT: 500
SAT: 480SAT: 530
VPT: ENG 111/ENF3Passing Algebra I score (see career coach for waiver) or VPT: MTE 1-3

CTE/Technical Education Courses

EnglishMath
ACT:18/18ACT: 22
PSAT: 390PSAT: 500
SAT: 480SAT: 530
VPT: ENF 1 or higherPassing Algebra I score (see career coach for waiver) or VPT: MTE 1 or higher on VPT