Dual Credit

Contact Information

Director: Ryan Gill
E-mail: dualcredit@lcsc.edu
Office: SAC 222
Phone: 208-792-2280
FAX: 208-792-2052
Web: http://www.lcsc.edu/dual-credit

The Dual Credit Program offers area high school students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit while experiencing the rigor and intellectual challenge of college classes.  Approved high school teachers with advanced credentials partner with college academic divisions to teach courses where the curriculum matches courses offered at the college. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in courses on the LCSC campus or online.  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).  


In-High School Courses

  • 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 current part‐time per credit fee, plus applicable special course or technology fees.

On-Campus/Online Courses

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

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.  The program was expanded by the Legislature in 2016 through the passing of House Bill 458.  To utilize program funds, students must register through the Application 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 about acceptance of 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 classes will transfer.