Early College Programs

Contact Information

Director: Ryan Gill
E-mail: dualcredit@lcsc.edu
Office: SPH 207
Phone: 208-792-2280
FAX: 208-792-2052
Web: http://www.lcsc.edu/dual-credit

The Dual Credit Program is a cooperative effort between Lewis-Clark State College and area high schools to offer college-level courses to high school students. The program allows students the opportunity to earn college credit at their high school, online, or on-campus. The program adheres to Idaho State Board of Education Policy III.Y which follows the standards set by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).  


Courses Offered in the High School

  • Idaho students pay a per credit amount as authorized in Idaho State Board of Education policy V.R. 
  • Washington students (Asotin, Clarkston, Colfax, and Pomeroy) pay 25% of the part‐time per credit fee, plus applicable course or technology fees.

Courses Offered On-Campus or Online

  • All Idaho and Washington high school students (Asotin, Clarkston, Colfax and Pomeroy) pay 25% of the part‐time per credit fee, plus applicable course or technology fees.

Financial Aid

The Fast Forward Program (sponsored by the Idaho State Department of Education) is designed to help cover the costs associated with dual credit courses or college-bearing/professional-technical exams. The program provides every student attending an Idaho public school with adequate funds to use towards Advanced Opportunities in grades 7-12. To utilize program funds, students must register through the Advanced Opportunities Portal.

Transfer of Credits

Dual credit courses are accepted by all Idaho institutions of higher education and most accredited institutions outside the state. Idaho’s colleges/universities are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Specific programs also hold professional accreditation. Please refer to the current catalog for a list of the various commissions and associations.

The institution where students may attend makes the final decision on the acceptance of transfer courses. Acceptance of any or all courses can vary and may be dependent upon the grade earned and the policy of the institution. It is the students' responsibility to check with the receiving college/university to verify that the dual credit class(es) will transfer.