Dual Credit FAQ
What is dual credit?
Dual Credit is when a high school student takes courses at SAGU that will credit toward a college degree AND a high school diploma.
What courses can a dual credit student take?
Dual credit students can take most basic courses, but it really depends upon which courses the high school will accept. When it becomes time to course select, a dual credit student will be working closely with SAGU and their high school to determine which courses will work.
Students not seeking dual credit may still take courses through the Dual Credit program as long as they are currently enrolled in high school. Many students take courses which serve as dual credit while taking additional courses which only meet college degree requirements.
When can a dual credit student start to take classes?
Students completing the equivalent of the Sophomore year of high school may begin taking dual credit courses with SAGU.
How many hours of credit can a dual credit student take?
Students may take up to 6 hours the summer following the Sophomore year and may continue taking 6 hours each semester through the summer immediately following the Senior year. This means a student could earn up to 42 hours of credit and be considered a college Sophomore prior to coming to SAGU on-campus.
What do I have to do to become a dual-credit student?
- Complete Step 1 of the application.
- Request that your high school send a copy of your high school transcript to SAGU’s Admissions Office.
- Obtain approval from your high school to accept the Dual Credit course as part of your high school degree requirements.
- Register for courses with a SAGU scheduler.
Will I need to come on-campus at SAGU to take courses?
No. Courses are offered online.
How does my high school know I completed the course when I’m finished?
Once your course is complete and grades are posted, you may request that a copy of your SAGU transcript be sent to your high school.
What financial aid is offered to dual credit students?
Dual credit students do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid, however SAGU offers dual credit at a 50% discount. In addition, a discount to dependents of nationally appointed Assemblies of God missionaries is also available. For information on this discount, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 888-YES-SAGU.
Will I need to reapply if I decide to come on-campus to SAGU after I graduate from high school?
You will only need to reapply if your initial application is over one year old. You will, however, need to complete the on-campus admissions process if you choose SAGU as your college.