Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to take dual credit courses, students must be academically prepared for the demands of college-level coursework.

  1. Requirements for students enrolled in dual credit courses taught at the high school are defined as a “student’s ability to benefit” from a Dual Credit program such as having junior standing or other criteria established by the school district, the institution, and State Board of Education Governing Policies and Procedures.
    • Students who do not have junior standing may register for the course with the approval of the instructor and counselor as noted by their signature on the registration form.
    • Students who have not completed the prerequisites to a course for which they are otherwise eligible may register for the course with the instructor’s approval (General Catalog B-5).
  2. Students who would like to take courses taught at the University of Idaho campus must be 16 years or older at the start of the semester or course and be prepared for the demands of college-level coursework.
    • Students under the age of 16 who are enrolled in a secondary school may seek admission to enroll in courses provided on the postsecondary campus by submitting a petition to the high school principal’s office and to the admissions office of the postsecondary institution.

Complete information about How to Enroll is outlined under the Students link on this site.

Note: High school counselor signatures are required on the registration form.

Fees & Payment

All fees are approved annually by the State Board and are subject to change.  Different fees apply depending on where and how a course is offered. Complete information is outlined under the Fees & Payment link.

  • All registration forms must have proof of payment in the form of a check, money order, credit card payment form, or have an approved account in the Advanced Opportunities Portal in order to be processed.
  • Account balances from previous semesters need to be cleared so registrations for the upcoming semester may be processed.
  • Students who choose to pay their portion of fees by credit card may use the Credit Card Payment Form on the Dual Credit home page.  Simply print it out, fill it out, and attach it to the registration form.

Fee payment questions should be directed to Katherine Clancy in Student Accounts/Cashiers at (208) 885-2132.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, governs the confidentiality of student records. FERPA applies to all admitted students at the University of Idaho. Therefore, parents do not have access to their dual credit student’s educational records without the student’s written consent. Written consent may be obtained by filling out a Consent to Release Student Information form and returning it to the Office of the Registrar.

Summer Opportunities

Summer is an excellent time to earn dual credit. The University of Idaho encourages high school juniors and seniors to consider taking a course or building an individual program.

If students prefer a more individualized approach, the university offers a variety of courses on campus that fulfill many high school requirements and apply to many college majors. Choices from various sessions throughout the summer and different times of day still leave plenty of time for a summer job or family vacation. Take a look at the Summer Session Calendar for session dates.