Dual Credit

Dual Credit
Dual credit lets MHS students enroll in college courses prior to high school graduation.  College credits earned through dual credit can be applied toward both high school and college graduation and can be transferred to other colleges or universities.  Dual credit eases the transition to college by giving students firsthand exposure to college-level work while earning high school and college credit simultaneously.  Classes may be taught at the MHS campus, the university campus, or online.  

Dual Credit courses on the UI campus must be approved by the UI instructor.  Students should work with their MHS counselor to discuss how these courses will count for high school credit.  Students can also contact UI's Academic Advising at advising@uidaho.edu to find out if they have met the prerequisite requirements to take a particular course.  See the Fall 2021 schedule for course times and information.  Dual Credit registration takes place through the paper form, not through VandalWeb.

Whether taken on the MHS campus or on the UI campus, students can access their Advanced Opportunities funding to pay up to $75 per credit, which covers the Dual Credit discount rate of $75 per credit during fall and spring terms.  Keep in mind that any college class taken with funding from Advanced Opportunities must post to your high school transcript.

Dual credit courses on the MHS campus are offered in partnership with the University of Idaho. 
MHS students can also take dual credit courses online through Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho State University, Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene, the College of Western Idaho, and the College of Southern Idaho.

MHS courses that may be offered as Dual Credit include:

MHS Course College Course College Credits
Art 111 A or B [McMurtry] UI: ART 111 Drawing I 2
Honors Chemistry [Pollard]
UI: CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry 3
Honors Chemistry [Pollard]
UI: CHEM 101L Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1
Computational Thinking & Prob Solving A&B [Blount] UI: CS 112 Computational Thinking 3
AP English 12 B [M. Hightower]
UI: ENGL 175 Intro to Literary Genres
AP French A&B [Eareckson] UI: FREN 301 Advanced French Grammar
Literature of Western Civilization A [M. Hightower]
UI: ENGL 257 Literature of Western Civilization
Literature of Western Civilization B [M. Hightower] UI: ENGL 258 Survey of Western World Lit II 3
Advanced Environmental Science A or B [Quinn] UI: ENVS 101 Intro to Environmental Science 3
Advanced Environmental Science A or B [Quinn]
UI: ENVS 102 Field Activities in Env. Sci. 1
French II A&B [Eareckson]
UI: FREN 102 Elementary French II 4
French III A&B [Eareckson] UI: FREN 201 Intermediate French I 4
US History A [Tanner] UI: HIST 111 Intro to US History 3
US History B [Tanner]
UI: HIST 112 United States History II
Intro to Career Pathways A or B [Stafford] UI: INTR 101 Discover U 2
Pre-Calculus A [Walker] [Gravel] UI: MATH 143 College Algebra 3
Pre-Calculus B [Walker] [Gravel]
UI: MATH 144 Analytic Trigonometry
AP Calculus A&B [Walker] [Gravel] UI: MATH 170 Analytic Geometry & Calculus 4
US Government A [Dalebout] UI: POLS 101 Intro to Political Science 3
Sociology / Psychology A or B [Stafford] UI: PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology 3
Spanish II A&B [Garcia] [Espy] UI: SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish I 4
Spanish III A&B [Garcia] [Espy] UI: SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 4
AP Spanish Language A&B [Garcia] UI: SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 4
Statistics A&B [Hannon] UI: STATS 251 Statistical Methods 3
Advanced Speech A or B [Kirkland] repeatable NNU: COMM 1210 Intro to Public Speaking 3 / 1

There are also dozens of Dual Credit courses available through IDLA and ~100 courses available through Independent Study in Idaho.

Step 1: Admissions (Begin here if you have never been enrolled in a dual credit course.)
This can be done at home.
Apply for Admissions.  All new dual credit students need to apply for admissions for the specific term in which they are taking the dual credit course (e.g. Fall 2021 or Spring 2022).
-Use your legal birth name
-Use a personal email address (not your school email address) that you check frequently.
-In the field "CEEB," use 130415
-In the field "Degree or Program" select "High School Dual Credit."
-In the field "Dates Attended" indicate the August of your 9th grade year and June of your 12th grade year.
-In the field "Credit Hours," mark "48."

After you apply:
-Confirm that you applied for the correct term.
-Confirm that the status says "Submitted."
-Check your email for an auto-generated "Thank You For Applying" message and follow the instructions.
-Wait 3-5 business days for another email stating that your application is complete.  This email will also contain your Vandal ID number (V#).  You will need to write your V# on your course registration form.  If you need help obtaining your V#, call (208) 885-6326 for help.
-At this point, you will also be able to set up your UI account called the NetID.  This is the account that you will use for VandalWeb, Vandal E-Mail, Microsoft Office 360, and to access UI computers.
-After 3-5 business days, you will receive a message from admissions@uidaho.edu

Step 2: Funding (Begin here if you have already been enrolled in a dual credit course before.)
Advanced Opportunities gives MHS students an allotment of $4,125 to use toward the cost of overload courses, dual credits, and exams.  Advanced Opportunities credits must be school approved in the portal before the Dual Credit Office can enroll students.  Students (not parents) need to create their own accounts.  Once you create your account you will then need to wait to get it approved; all requests will be checked and approved daily by MHS Registrar.  After your account has been approved, you will need to then log into your account and apply for funding for EACH course.  This video shows step-by-step directions on how to create an account and apply for funding.

Also, make sure to turn in a new Fast Forward Participation Form every year.

Step 3: Course Registration
After you have applied for admissions and funding, turn in your entire completed packet to Kayce Gregory in the Counseling office.  Your MHS Dual Credit teacher will have this packet for you.  
-Complete your form legibly with black or blue ink.
-Make sure your Vandal ID number (V#) is listed on the registration form.
-All signatures (student, parent, teacher, counselor) should be present.
-Also include the extra pink form if you are 16 or under, or if you are a freshman or sophomore, or if you are taking Dual Credit for foreign language or history.


Add/Drop Dates

MHS deadline to submit for Dual Credit Thursday, February 11, 2021
U of I deadline to drop Dual Credit course (and receive refund) Friday, March 5, 2021
U of I deadline to withdraw from a course (and receive no refund) Friday, April 30, 2021