• DUAL CREDIT

    The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Dual Credit Program allows academically talented students of junior or senior high school classification who meet the following requirements to enroll in college courses. The requirements are as follows: successful completion of 14 core units and/or high school junior status, 3.0 or higher grade point average (unweighted), MGCCC admissions application, and completed verification form by the students’ counselor or principal.

    Students must meet these requirements for all dual credit courses plus any ACT prerequisite scores listed below. The Gulfport School District will pay the tuition for the following courses if the student has a 20 or higher on the ACT and if the student takes the course on the GHS campus.

    Additionally, students should also check with their future college to ensure that the course will transfer and count towards their degree. Dual credit will not impact your status as an entering freshman for our public in-state schools; however, students attending private and out of state schools should check with the admissions office at the school of their choice to ensure that credits earned through dual credit will not impact their status as an entering freshman. The offering of the courses listed below are contingent upon student demand.

    DUAL CREDIT ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

    1 credit High School/ 3 hours College - 5% weight

    Prerequisites: Must meet MGCCC enrollment qualifications and have 17 ACT subscore on both English and Reading Section Course length: 1-9 weeks Eligible juniors may take this course and receive credit for English III as well as college credit for English Composition I. Eligible seniors may take this course and receive credit for English IV as well as college credit for English Composition I. This is a college level course, so students should expect rigor in the course. Excellent attendance is necessary for success. English Composition I is designed to prepare the student for writings required in college and the workplace with an emphasis on effective paragraph and essay development.

    DUAL CREDIT COLLEGE ALGEBRA

    1 credit High School/ 3 hours College - 5% weight

    Prerequisites: Must meet MGCCC enrollment qualifications and have 19 ACT subscore on Math Section Course length: 1-9 weeks This course includes inequalities; functions; linear and quadratic equations, circles, and their graphs; rational, radical, and higher-order equations; applications; polynomial and rational functions; logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations.

    DUAL CREDIT WORLD CIVILIZATIONS

    1 credit High School/ 3 hours College - 5% weight

    Prerequisites: Must meet listed requirements for the college Course length: 1- 9 weeks A general survey of European history from ancient times to the mid-seventeenth century.

    DUAL CREDIT COLLEGE BIOLOGY

    1 credit High School/ 4 hours College - 5% weight

    Prerequisites: Must meet listed requirements for the college Course length: 1 term A lecture and lab course for science majors that includes study of the scientific method, chemistry relevant to biological systems, cell structure and physiology, cell processes including photosynthesis and cellular respiration, cell division, genetics, and molecular genetics.