It's time to Step It Up!
You can get a head start on your future by taking classes for high school and college credit (dual credit) at the same time! You will save time and money, plus get to explore career options before you graduate from high school.
IVCCD provides dual credit opportunities through each of its three campuses: Marshalltown Community College, Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, and Iowa Valley Grinnell.
Why should you enroll?
IT'S FREE ... your high school pays the tuition and fees (there may be some additional cost for materials depending on the specific program and high school in which you're enrolled)
Dual credit can ease the transition to college
You'll enjoy the challenge of college-level coursework
It's a great way to learn more about potential careers
With dual credit, you'll graduate from college sooner
High school freshmen & sophomores
Are dual credits part of your four-year plan? Students who start planning early in high school will have more options during their junior and senior years. Start talking with your high school counselor now!
High school juniors & seniors
The high school must approve your enrollment in dual credit classes. Contact your high school guidance counselor to complete the registration process.
A student may also opt to self-pay for courses during interims or for other reasons. Submit the High School Student Application/Registration Form, indicating "self-pay" as the class type.
One-Year AA Degree
Some dual credit high school students are able to complete a two-year Associate in Arts degree in just one year after high school! Careful planning early in your high school years is the key. Again, contact your high school guidance counselor.
For Ellsworth/Iowa Falls