Dual Enrollment for Summer/Fall 2020 (no ACT/SAT)

Dual Enrollment for Summer/Fall 2020 (no ACT/SAT)

Contact: Early.Postsecondary@tn.gov


The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) has issued guidance on entrance requirements for students wishing to take a dual enrollment (DE) course at one of their 44 colleges, but do not have an ACT or SAT score.  

Students enrolling in an English or in a college-level mathematics course must have appropriate placement levels as determined by the TBR college. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the inclusion of high school GPA as a multiple measure for learning support placement, students may enroll in English or college-level math DE course with a  3.60 GPA or higher. This is in addition to existing measures for admittance into DE courses like ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, and SAILS.  

Students with a high school GPA of 3.00-3.59 and no ACT or SAT scores can enroll in English or college-level math DE courses with approval from the high school principal or their designee and the local TBR college vice president for academic affairs. 

Additionally, conditional enrollment into English or college-level math DE courses may be granted with plans to successfully pass the Accuplacer exam or equivalent exam determined by the local TBR college during the summer months once colleges can re-open.  

TBR is piloting a lower threshold for admittance into DE courses at two institutions. DE courses taken at Chattanooga State Community College and Southwest Tennessee Community College require a minimum of a 2.80 high school GPA. The high school should work with the Dual Enrollment and Financial Aid Offices to ensure alignment with aid (e.g., the Dual Enrollment Grant) prior to enrolling students with a GPA of 2.80-3.59.

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