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Dual Credit

Valley City State University has a dual credit program that allows students to get ahead while still enjoying their high school experience. Talk to your school counselor to see if your high school has a dual credit agreement with VCSU.

Dual Credit Details

In-Person Dual Credit

Courses taught by high school teachers that count for high school and college credit.

Contact Dr. Jim Boe with questions at

$89.43 per credit

Online Dual Credit

Courses taught online by VCSU professors that count for high school and college credit.

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$153.93 per credit

Early Entry

Take college courses without impacting your high school GPA. Early Entry allows a student to get a head start on his or her college career. These courses are offered in-person and online.

Perks of Dual Credit

  • Qualify for the Dual Credit Tuition Scholarship to offset the cost
  • Make your education work for you by saving money and time by earning college credit
  • Simplify the college transition easier by taking online dual credit courses in a familiar place

Dual Credit Scholarship Application

Kolstoe Hall common area

How to Apply

Guidelines for Admission

  • To be considered for admittance, students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • When applying, use ERE as the admit type and Non-Degree as your major. Do not use College Prep.
  • Valley City State University uses the ACT (preferred), SAT, or Accuplacer scores for student dual credit placement into English 110 and Math 103.
  • To see more details for admittance, grades, and scheduling, please review the NDUS official Dual Credit Policy.

Next, submit your application and supplemental materials to VCSU.

Application Materials

Your complete application for the Dual Credit program will contain:

  • Application for admission
  • A non-refundable fee of $35
  • Official High School transcript showing progress toward completion of VCSU admission guidelines.
  • Dual credit registration form

Contact our Faculty

James Boe

James Boe, Ph.D.

Dean of Graduate Studies & Extended Learning / Professor

Graduate Studies

Office Location
  • McFarland Hall 327B