Options for High Schoolers

Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollment Program is offered to high school juniors and seniors enrolled in one of the local participating schools. This program allows students to take college-level courses that fulfill both high school and college graduation requirements.

As part of the Governing Principles for Dual Enrollment , the Dual Enrollment Program at Reynolds Community College provides an opportunity for high school students to get a head start on college graduation.  To apply, speak with a counselor at your high school and follow the ‘Steps for Admission’ directions for high school students

 2017 Dual Enrollment Summit Presentation

 Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enroll?
Enrollment in this program is offered to high school juniors and seniors enrolled in a participating area high school. Currently, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College has agreements to offer the Dual Enrollment program with the following schools or school systems: CATEC, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Powhatan County, Richmond City, Bridging Communities Center for Career & Technical Education, and Salem Christian School.

How do I enroll?
The first step is to meet with your school counselor to discuss your dual enrollment options. Students must complete the Reynolds Community College online application.They must then submit two additional forms, the Dual Enrollment Course Request form and a Residency form. These forms can be found here:

Forms and Documents You may Need:
Residency form for Dual Enrollment
Dual Enrollment Course Request Form
Dual Enrollment Handbook
Reynolds Transcript Request Form 

What happens next?
Once the application has been processed, students will receive a Student ID number that will allow them to take the placement tests. All students must take a placement test and demonstrate college readiness in order to take any dual enrollment course. The Virginia Placement Test (VPT) may be taken at any of the Reynolds Testing Centers on a walk in basis. See more information about the Testing Center under Student Services. Higher placement scores are expected for students who wish to place into English, Math, Science and Social Studies courses. Placement testing may be waived based upon previously taken tests (i.e. SATs, PSATs, and ACTs). Additionally, students need to review the current course catalog to verify that they meet the prerequisites for the desired course. Upon fulfilling the testing and prerequisites, students will be enrolled in selected classes by submitting their course request forms to their high school by the appropriate deadline. Learn more about Placement Testing.

How much does it cost?
Students and parents should speak with their high school counselor for approximate costs. There is no fee to take placement tests at Reynolds. 

Where can I get more information?
Talk with the school counselor! He/she will have a listing of the courses that are available through the Dual Enrollment program as well as more information regarding the process in general.

For more information on the enrollment process or the placement testing requirements, please contact the Office of Dual Enrollment.