Frequently Asked Questions

Am I automatically enrolled for college credit if I'm in a high school Dual Enrollment class?

In order to be eligible to receive MCC credit for your high school class, you must officially register with MCC online during the open registration period. If the MCC course has a pre-requisite requirement, you must also show proof of meeting the pre-requisite.

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How many Dual Enrollment classes can I register for at one time?

Dual Enrollment students can register for a maximum of 11 credits per semester. This is about three classes. These classes must also be part of your high school schedule in order to receive the reduced tuition rate. Your counselor and teachers can consult with the Dual Enrollment Coordinator to help you pick the classes that fit best with your college and career plans.

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Can I register for other MCC classes as well as those offered in my high school?

Dual Enrollment students can register for a maximum of 11 credit hours per semester. That maximum includes all MCC courses including those taken at your high school, on an MCC campus or extension site, and online. However, only the classes at your high school are offered at the decreased tuition rate.

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How do I find out if a course is Dual Enrollment?

If a course is Dual Enrollment, the high school teacher will provide information to you.

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How and when do I register for a Dual Enrollment course?

Registration for MCC Dual Enrollment courses takes place online through The process is simple and easy to navigate. Choose your high school from the list. Then choose the class(es) you are taking at your high school for which you wish to earn both high school and college credit. You must be registered in the high school section in order to register for the Dual Enrollment option. Once the registration deadline has passed, MCC cannot accept any additional registrations.

Dual Enrollment students can register for a maximum of 11 credit hours per semester. However, that maximum includes all MCC courses, including those taken at an MCC campus, extension site, at your high school or online.

It is a good idea to talk with your parent/guardian, teacher or counselor to determine if taking a Dual Enrollment class is right for you. The grade you earn will become part of your official college transcript at MCC.

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What area school districts and BOCES participate in the MCC Dual Enrollment Program?

Listed below are MCC’s current Dual Enrollment partners. Please note that the school districts and BOCES select which courses to offer; therefore, not all courses are available in every school.

  • Aquinas Institute
  • Bishop Kearney High School
  • Brighton High School
  • Brockport High School
  • Churchville-Chili High School
  • East Rochester High School
  • Eastridge High School
  • Fairport High School
  • Fairport (Minerva DeLand)
  • Gates-Chili High School
  • Genesee Valley Educational Partnership BOCES
    (Batavia and Mt. Morris) *
  • Greece Central High Schools: Arcadia, Athena, Odyssey and Olympia
  • Hilton High School
  • Honeoye Falls-Lima High School
  • James A. Beneway High School *
  • Midlakes High School *
  • Monroe #1 BOCES (Fairport)
  • Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES (Spencerport)
  • Northstar Christian Academy
  • Orleans-Niagara BOCES *
  • Our Lady of Mercy High School
  • Palmyra-Macedon High School
  • Pembroke High School
  • Penfield High School
  • Pittsford Central High Schools: Mendon and Sutherland
  • Rochester Academy Charter School
  • Rochester City School District High Schools: East, Monroe, STEM High School, World of Inquiry School
  • Rochester Early College International High School
  • Rubin A. Cirillo High School
  • Rush-Henrietta High School
  • Spencerport High School
  • University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men
  • Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES (Flint and Williamson) *
  • Webster Central High Schools: Schroeder and Thomas
  • Webster Christian School
  • West Irondequoit High School
  • Wheatland-Chili High School

* Selected technical courses only.

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How and when do I pay for a Dual Enrollment course?

You will be informed of the amount of tuition due in the last step of online registration. An official tuition bill will be sent from the MCC Student Accounts Office in mid-October for fall courses and early-March for Spring courses. Tuition must be paid by the bill due date.

Beginning Fall 2014, the "amount due" will be $47 for each credit hour for which you register. (e.g., 1 credit = $47; 2 credits = $94; 3 credits = $141; 4 credits = $188, etc.) A mandatory records of $8.00 and technology fees based on the number of credits (1 - 4 credits = $30.00, etc.) will be included on the bill. If payment is not received by the date noted on your bill, you will be dropped or de-registered from the MCC course. You will still be enrolled in the course for high school credit, but will not receive college credit from MCC.

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What if I change my mind, can I get a refund?

There are no tuition refunds should you change your mind and decide not to take the course for MCC credit.

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If I take a Dual Enrollment course, will the MCC credits transfer to other colleges? How does that happen?

Most colleges accept MCC credit. You will need to request an official academic transcript from MCC and provide it for the other college. However, you must achieve a grade of C or better (some colleges may require a minimum grade of B) in the course. It is a good idea to check with the college you plan to attend as each institution sets its own policy regarding the acceptance of transfer credit. Your MCC college credit may be applied toward your chosen degree, as an elective, as a substitute for a required course, or make you eligible to take a higher level course.

For more information, contact the Dual Enrollment Office at MCC at 585.292.2135.

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What if I want to withdraw from a course?

If you think you’re likely to earn a final grade of D or F, you should strongly consider officially withdrawing from the course. This will result in a grade of "W" instead of having a failing grade on your MCC transcript. Simply tell your teacher that you want to withdraw. You may remain in the high school course even if you withdraw from MCC.

The Dual Enrollment Class withdrawal deadlines for 2014-2015 are as follows:

  • For courses that run Sept - Jan (Fall 2014) - January 9, 2014
  • For courses that run Sept - June (Full Year) - April 24, 2015
  • For courses that run Jan - June (Spring 2014) - May 28, 2015



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How will I be graded?

Your high school teacher determines your final grade, in cooperation with his or her MCC faculty liaison. College policies apply to Dual Enrollment courses, and some Dual Enrollment courses require an additional exam or project. For these reasons, your final high school grade might be different from your MCC grade. At the end of the course, you will receive a grade report from MCC.

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Who do I contact with other questions?

For answers to your specific questions, call the Dual Enrollment office at 585.292.2135. Your high school teacher or counselor may also be able to assist with helping to find answers to your questions.

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