Dual Enrollment Option

Earn College Credits In High School!

Junior and senior high school students (and exceptional freshmen and sophomores)  taking designated Academy courses are eligible to earn Dual Enrollment college credits through Northern Virginia Community College, while still in high school.  In addition, the FCPS School Board approved an additional weight of 1.0 for all dual enrollment courses.  Dual enrolled courses and the process of acceptance are FREE to the student.   This is a student option and not a requirement. 

Students interested in Dual Enrollment (DE) must register with NOVA, using the links below no later than March 5, 2021:  the dual enrollment process must be completed by this date.  The DE process requires students to complete the NOVA application and the DE registration by the deadline of March 5, 2021.

Benefits of Dual Enrollment credits:

Dual enrollment can provide students an opportunity to enhance their education by enrolling early in college courses. This allows students to progress toward their next academic goal without having to wait until high school graduation.

  • Allows students to receive high school and college credit simultaneously.
  • Provides students a weighted grade of 1.0 for all  dual enrollment courses.
  • Can eliminate the duplication of courses taken in high school and in college.
  • Permits students to accumulate credits prior to entering college so are able to graduate from college early or on time.
  • Facilitates a seamless transition from high school to college. Students can experience how high school classes compare to college courses and how college professors differ from high school teachers.
  • Engages students by enhancing student learning throughout the senior year of high school.
  • Can lower the cost of a post-secondary education.

Dual Enrollment Qualifications:

To qualify to receive DE credits for these two Falls Church Academy classes, (Emergency Medical Technician and Exploring the Language of Medicine) students must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must have either a 3.0 GPA or meet the Math and English test score requirements below:

ENG Test Test Component(s) Score Requirement
PSAT 10 or NMSQT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 390 or higher
SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 480 or higher
ACT English AND Reading 18 or higher
AP English Literature OR Language & Composition 3 or higher
VPT English Virginia Placement Test qualifying score in NOVA's student information system - taken at a NOVA campus.
MTH Test Test Component(s) Score Requirement
PSAT 10 or NMSQT Math 500 or higher
SAT Math 530 or higher
ACT  Math 530 or higher
SOL Algebra I, II or Geometry 400 or higher
AP Math AP Calculus BC 3 or higher
IB Math 5 or higher

Academy courses eligible for Dual Enrollment credit are:

High School Course

NOVA Course

NOVA Course Title

Credits

EMT/Human Anatomy and Physiology

 

EMS 111

 

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

(full year DE course)

7

 

 

EMS 120

 

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Clinical

(hands-on ride along component)

1

 

Exploring the Language of Medicine

HLT 141

Medical Terminology

1