Dual Credit Courses

Get a jump start on your college education by enrolling in online, dual credit classes at Dordt College. Dual credit courses allow you to complete college courses while you are in high school in a way that works with your schedule.  

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If you have any questions, please contact Joe Bakker, Director of Online Education (712-722-6379). 



Not only does dual credit help you get ahead, but it also saves you money. Tuition is just $495 for a 3-credit course ($165 per credit). That’s 80% less than the standard tuition cost! Students are responsible for purchasing any required textbooks.  


  • Be a junior or senior in high school
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • ACT composite score of 19 (minimum of 18 in English and 18 in Math required) or SAT scores of 480 in Reading/Writing and 480 in Math


CORE 120: English Composition (3 credits)
Students will write a number of essays and a research paper. As they work on these, they will become aware of writing as a process and develop skills in generating ideas, revising, and editing. They will also review traditional grammar and principles of usage and style.

CORE 110: Communication Foundations (3 credits)
Examines the ways in which communication is used in the public sphere to create, maintain, and change the culture. Students apply understandings of the concepts of culture and communication to a range of contemporary social issues, cultural texts, and communication practices. Emphasis is given to public speaking, to listening skills, and to rhetorical methods for analyzing and constructing oral and written arguments.

STAT 131: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)
An introductory course in statistical techniques and methods and their application to a variety of fields. Topics include data analysis, the design of experiments, and statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Exposure to statistical software and a substantive student project are also part of this course. 

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If you have any questions, please contact Joe Bakker, Director of Online Education (712-722-6379).