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CTE Dual Credit

CTE Dual Credit is one of the Washington State Dual Credit programs that allows high school students to receive both high school and college credit at the same time. As with other programs, each eligible high school course may be used to claim college credit one time.

College credit through this program is possible through partnerships between school districts and two- or four-year colleges in which teachers and college faulty collaborate to ensure the learning outcomes for the student are the same in the high school course as those in the aligned college course. These agreements (articulations) connect specific high school courses to specific college courses at specified colleges. 

Students must meet the minimum grade requirement in all courses that make up an articulation to be eligible to claim the college credit. Eligible students may choose whether or not to claim the college credit through the college's transcription request process.

College Min Grade   SERS Reg  
Bellevue College B (3.0) YES
Everett College B (3.0) YES
Green River College C (2.0) no
Highline College C (2.0) no
North Seattle College B (3.0) YES
Renton Technical College   C (2.0) no


College credit earned through this program are applied to professional technical certificates, degrees and/or transfer degrees. Credits are transferrable to any Washington State public two- or four- year college, they may be less transferrable to universities. These classes are often designed to be stackable or built upon. Many of the college courses awarded may be applied to a certificate as well as count towards an Applied Associate, Bachelor, or transfer degree.

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