Dual Enrollment

High school students may enroll independently in college-level courses as a tuition-paying student. These courses are considered Dual Enrollment courses at Hawkeye.


Dual Enrollment courses are open to students 13 years of age or older who have met the requirements for any Hawkeye course requiring prerequisites and/or placement scores, as applicable.

Students who receive private instruction are eligible to take college courses.

Number of Classes

You may enroll in classes at Hawkeye and become a part-time student. This means you may take 11 credit hours or less (or up to three classes, pending credit per course). Courses must be taken for college credit and you must meet the course requirements.


You will earn college credit for the courses taken. After successful completion of a class, it will be recorded on your Hawkeye transcript. If you are attending a college other than Hawkeye after graduation, contact that college to be sure your Hawkeye courses will transfer.


You will be responsible for all costs. You are also responsible for providing transportation to and from Hawkeye.

How to Enroll in Dual Enrollment Courses

These steps must be completed by May 30 for the fall semester enrollment and/or November 30 for the spring semester enrollment. Registrations submitted after that date will be approved on an individual basis.

  1. Schedule required high school courses.

  2. Meet with your high school guidance counselor to select classes.

  3. Complete the Joint Enrollment Application for Admission if you have not taken courses for college credit at Hawkeye.

  4. Complete the Dual Enrollment Registration Form [pdf] and gather the following signatures:

    • Parent/guardian.
    • Your high school counselor if the Hawkeye course is during the high school day/year.
  5. Have your high school send your transcripts and your ACT scores. If you have not taken the ACT you may take the Accuplacer assessment at Hawkeye.

  6. You must meet Hawkeye's admission and course requirements, as applicable.

  7. Access your My Hawkeye account to view your course schedule and Hawkeye student email. You will receive an email confirming your course registration and other important information.

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