• Dual Credit FAQ's

    We have extended the deadline to apply and assess to January 22nd, 2021 
    Heartland applications & placement testing must be completed by January 22, 2021 to be eligible for ANY dual credit class for the 2021-22 school year.  

    NO exceptions!

    Click here for the Dual Credit Information Handout (November 2020)which lists and describes all courses offered for the 2021-22 school year.  ***Course offerings are based on student requests/enrollment.   All courses represent potential courses for the 2021-22 school year.  Courses that do not have sufficient enrollment will not be offered.

    Please watch both:
    NCHS Dual Credit Virtual Meeting Video
    Heartland's Dual Credit College Now Video


    Interested students must complete the College N.O.W. Student Admission Process:

    1. Complete the HCC Application online by January 22, 2021 by going to www.heartland.edu/application 

    2. Complete the Heartland basic skills assessment, called ACCUPLACER.  Students will register for the assessment(s) through their myHeartland account...usually takes about 2 weeks to be able to do so after applying.  Due to COVID-19, HCC will provide REMOTE placement tests for all students. Please follow this link to request a remote appointment/code: 
    Guide to Accuplacer Placement Test Results
    Waiving the Placement Test - What Scores Do I Need?

    Friendly Reminders:   
    If a student is currently enrolled in a dual credit course for the 2020-21 school year, they do not need to reapply or reassess.  They are still active at Heartland and still qualify for the 2021-22 school year.
    If a student applied, assessed, and placed into dual credit courses for the 2020-21 school year, but chose not to take a dual credit course this year, they do not have to do anything else. They are still eligible to request a course. 

    **If a student cannot remember if they qualified on the placement test, please have them see their counselor.  
    College NOW dual credit students enjoy the following benefits:   
    • Earning college credit & high school credit at the same time 
    • More personalized attention 
    • Decreased college-related debt 
    • Reduced time to degree completion
    • Early college-level exposure & exploration 
    • Increased confidence & competence

    Students that enroll in a dual credit course will earn high school credit (count toward graduation credits and grade point average) and college credit for colleges that accept the credit. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to check with colleges of interest to verify the conditions under which they will accept dual credit coursework from Heartland Community College.

    Dual credit courses are taught at NCHS and NCWHS during the regular school day by Unit 5 faculty members. Heartland will waive tuition for those courses -- meaning there is no tuition charged to Unit 5 students who choose to enroll in those courses. However, students/parents are responsible for purchasing any required textbooks for dual credit courses as they are not provided by our school district. (Textbooks range in price from $0.00 per course to $200.00 per course.)