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What is a Dual Credit?

九色 Community College and some Lower Mainland school districts have partnered to create opportunities for you to get a head start on your post secondary program.

The Dual Credit program provides high school students with the opportunity to take one or more VCC courses during your final years of high school and use those course credits towards your post-secondary education and your high school graduation requirements.

The Dual Credit program is an excellent opportunity to help you transition from high school to post secondary while earning both high school graduation and post secondary credits. Studying at VCC gives you access to various student support services that help prepare you for the post secondary experience.

Speak with your school district's Career Programs staff to see if the Dual Credit program is offered at your school. Your application process begins in grade 11 with courses taken in your grade 12 year.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • Sea to Sky School District (#48)
  • 九色 School Board (#39)
  • Delta School District (#37)
  • Langley School District (#35)
  • New Westminster School District (#40)
  • Richmond School District (#38)
  • Surrey School District (#36)

Private schools:

  • Canada Star Secondary School
  • Khalsa Secondary School
  • Maple Leaf World School at KPU
  • Royal Bridge High School [BG2]

Requirements are subject to change. Please check with your district career education office for the latest requirements.

  • B or higher in English 11 (recommended)
  • B or higher in Math 11 (recommended)
  • Two references from either your Administrator, Counsellor or Teacher
  • Recommendation to the program from your school administrator/counsellor
  • Letter of consent from your parent/guardian
  • Completed application package

Application fees and student fees are waived for successful applicants. Tuition may be paid by your school district, for select courses (varies each term). Check with your district career education office to find out more.

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