Dual Credit in the Time of COVID-19

Students enrolled in dual credit courses are relying upon multiple stakeholders to execute the transition from the classroom to virtual learning. Questions of where to find resources to continue their education at home, if they can obtain a refund due to individual circumstances that no longer allow them to remain enrolled, and program quality should be top-of-mind for governors and state policymakers. Answers to these critical questions can largely depend on the individual governance structures in place that grant different levels of authority to the state, school districts, and institutions. The purpose of this memorandum is to provide governors and state policymakers with resources that can help inform decision-making on issues of governance, unique circumstances and program quality, and financing. It also provides early examples of state and institutional action on this front.

All NGA COVID-19 memos can be found here, or visit COVID-19: What You Need To Know for current information on actions States/Territories are taking to address the COVID-19 pandemic; as well as advocacy, policy, and guidance documents for protecting public health and the economy.