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High School Administrators

The purpose of dual enrollment is to expose high school students to academically-challenging and rigorous college-level coursework while meeting their high school graduation requirements.

To offer dual enrollment courses at your school, you must submit your courses to be approved by Pima and complete an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA).

Course Request and Approval

Request a Course

Submit a course request by sending the course request form to the dual enrollment office by the following deadlines:

  • Fall semester: February 19
  • Spring semester: September 15

All dual enrollment classes are held at your high school location during the school day. Courses can be face-to-face, virtual, hybrid, or online.

Any course offered as a dual enrollment class requires the instructor to be certified prior to the start of the course.

Course Approval Process

Once the course request form is received, the dual enrollment office will take the following actions:

  1. Review course requests
  2. Send all courses by content area to their respective division for review and approval by appropriate faculty and the Academic Dean
  3. If the course is not board-approved for your site, submit the course to the school district and PCC board for approval
  4. Send a complete list of dual enrollment faculty to the Faculty Certification Office to verify appropriate credentialing
  5. Once provisionally approved to offer requested courses, notify respective high schools that the courses have been approved and/or denied

Final approval and delivery of dual enrollment course offerings are based on appropriate faculty credentialing, review and approval of facilities, purchase of required textbook and instructional materials, and submission and approval of course syllabi.

Divisions and/or faculty have the right to deny the dual enrollment offering if any and/or all requirements are not met.

Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGA)

What is an IGA

An Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) identifies the terms and conditions of the contract between Pima Community College and your school district.

An IGA between Pima Community College and the public, private or charter school districts is required by Arizona State Statute (A.R.S. 15-1821.01) to enroll students from the high schools to the College for college credit.  

IGA Approval Process

Contact the dual enrollment office at 520.206.6076 or pcc-dualenrollment@pima.edu to initiate the process for an IGA. Please view a sample IGA for more information about this agreement.

The PCC Board of Governors must approve each IGA before any dual enrollment courses can be offered at your high school.

Allow adequate preparation time to meet the deadlines for submitting to the PCC Board of Governors and your school district board, which may take from 1-3 months depending on the time of year.

Expenses

Tuition and Fees

Pima does not charge students for the cost of tuition and fees to take dual enrollment classes.

Books and Instructional Materials

You will provide all instructional materials, including a textbook (if required), for dual enrollment classes. You may charge a nominal fee to cover the cost of a textbook.

Financial Aid

High school students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

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