Dual Enrollment

Accumulate credits prior to entering college

Welch College now offers the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to be dually enrolled in selected college courses prior to their high school graduation. These college credits can be simultaneously applied toward high school and college graduation.

Dual enrollment allows students to make the transition from high school to college easily without being overwhelmed by a new environment. Students get an idea of how high school courses compare to college courses and how high school teachers differ from college professors. These classes also provide an opportunity for students who are not able to take AP or IB classes to demonstrate a more rigorous course load on their transcripts. Finally, one of the biggest benefits is that it allows students to accumulate credits prior to entering college so they will be able to graduate from college early or on time.


In order to qualify to be dually enrolled, students must meet the following Welch College criteria:

  • be at least 15 years of age
  • submit at least one recommendation from a Christian leader
  • have a high-school g.p.a. of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • provide a statement of good standing, along with a transcript, with their current high school (or umbrella school)
  • provide an official ACT score
  • may not enroll in more than 9 total hours per semester
  • obtain approval of the Welch College Admissions Committee and the Provost

Students will be held to the same level of expectations as all college students taking the same course(s).

Financial Obligations

Welch College realizes the financial commitment parents have made to provide their children with a Christian education. To make dual enrollment affordable to parents, Welch College is providing this opportunity to students at a rate that includes a significant scholarshipped amount. The tuition cost per dual enrollment course will be $450 plus the cost of textbooks. This amount is a savings of 70% off the regular tuition rate achieved through a Welch student scholarship.

Qualifying Tennessee students are also eligible for the Dual Enrollment Grant, which is a part of the Tennessee Hope Scholarship. Qualifying students can receive $300 per course, for up to four (4) courses during their Junior and Senior years of high school. Courses taken above the four (4) courses will be deducted from their HOPE Scholarship allowance.

Some of the Hope Scholarship eligibility requirements include:

  • Be classified as an 11th or 12th grader by the student’s high school
  • Meet the admissions criteria for dual enrollment for the college to which the student will enroll as a dually enrolled student
  • Be a Tennessee resident one (1) year prior to enrollment

For a complete list of eligibility requirements, including homeschool requirements, visit the HOPE Scholarship website.

Courses Offered

Welch College dual enrollment courses will meet portions of general education requirements at a number of regionally accredited schools. Some courses that Welch College is offering are:

  • BIB1250 Evangelism & Discipleship (2 hours)
  • BIO1001 Systems in Biological Science (3 hours)
  • BIO1011 Systems in Biological Science Lab (1 hours)
  • ENG1011 Basic English Grammar, Usage & Intro to Composition I (3 hours)
  • HIS1011 History of Western Civilization (3 hours)
  • MAT1101 College Algebra (3 hours)
  • MAT2011 Concepts of Mathematics I (3 hours)
  • PSY2001 General Psychology (3 hours)
  • BIB1100 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3 hours)
  • SPE1000 Fundamentals of Speech (3 hours) **
  • ENG1022 Basic English Grammar, Usage & Composition II (3 hours)
  • HIS1022 History of Western Civilization (3 hours)
  • MAT2022 Concepts of Mathematics II (3 hours)
  • MUS1002 Introduction to Music and Appreciation (3 hours)

*Classes are subject to change

**Pre-requisitie: a score of 18 or above on the English section of the ACT Examination, or successful completion of ENG 1011, Basic English Grammar, Usage & Intro to Composition, with at least a grade of C, a TOEFL score as indicated in the current catalog or appropriate college transfer credit.

  • Personal Information

  • Educational Plans

    *Classes are subject to change*
  • *Pre-requisite: a score of 18 or above on the English section of the ACT Examination, or successful completion of ENG1011, Basic English Grammar, Usage & Intro to Composition, with at least a grade of C.
  • *Pre-requisite: a score of 18 or above on the English section of the ACT Examination, or successful completion of ENG1011, Basic English Grammar, Usage & Intro to Composition, with at least a grade of C.
  • Church Background

  • Reference

    Name of one Christian leader (may be a high school teacher, principal or church leader) who will provide a character reference.
  • Educational Background

  • Personal Testimony

  • Welch College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin, age, or disability in admitting students or in otherwise administering its educational policies and school-sponsored programs.

  • 1. I believe that there is only one God who is a spirit and that He is the creator of all things. This one God has forever existed as the three persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All three persons of this trinity are equal in power and glory.
  • 2. I believe that the second person of the trinity became the man Jesus who was fully God and fully human. He was born of the virgin Mary, lived a life without sin, suffered, died, and physically rose again. After the resurrection, Jesus returned to heaven. He is the only representative between God and humanity. This same Jesus will return to earth again to judge all humanity.
  • 3. I believe that when Jesus returns all the dead will be raised and that Jesus will judge all humanity. Those who have repented of their sins and placed their faith in Jesus will receive eternal life. Those who have not done so will receive eternal judgment.
  • 4. I believe that a person is saved when he repents of his sins and trusts in Jesus. A person is saved only by faith. There are no works that can merit God’s acceptance. Jesus’ death on the cross was the only way to provide salvation for all who will believe in him.
  • 5. I believe that the Bible is God’s own word revealed to humanity. The Bible is entirely true in all that it says and can not fail to communicate. Only the Bible has the right to tell us what to believe, how to live, and how to worship.

    I certify that the above statements are accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that withholding information requested in the application or giving false information may make me ineligible for admission to or continuation at Welch College. I understand that my two references listed previously will give confidential statements to the college. I waive my right to examine the reference forms submitted by these persons. I accept the college’s statement of educational philosophy, purpose, and objective, and will abide by the standards and regulations of Welch College.