Online Courses

Get a jump start on our college education by enrolling in online classes at Dordt. These online courses, led by Dordt faculty, are held online (based on availability) for incoming freshman and transfer students. High school juniors and seniors are also eligible to attend the online courses marked with the * symbol.

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Dual Credit

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.  


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.  

Admission Requirements 

  • 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

Dual Credit Courses 

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 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. 


Courses require a significant amount of work and dedication from students. Three credit Session I and II courses require approximately 22.5 hours of work each week and 1.5 credit courses will require about half that much time. STAT 131 is a full summer course that requires about 15 hours of work each week.

Students can drop the course and receive a full refund and without an academic record if they drop the course by the dates listed below:

Session I:

  • Classes May 22-July 3
  • Drop/Add is May 27

Session II:

  • Classes July 10-August 20
  • Drop/Add is July 15

Full Summer Course:

  • Classes May 22-August 20
  • Drop/Add is May 27

In the case of a withdrawal, the class will be listed as a "W" on the student's Dordt College transcript.

Summer Courses (session info tbd)

  • AGOP 252: Commodity Marketing and Agriculture Sales
  • BUAD 201: Principles of Accounting
  • BUAD 206: Principles of Marketing
  • CORE 110: Communication Foundations
  • CORE 120: English Composition
  • CORE 130: Health, Sport, and the Body
  • CORE 150: Biblical Foundations
  • CORE 160: Introduction to the Arts
  • CORE 180: Responding to Literature
  • CORE 258: Leading and Serving Others
  • CORE 399: Calling, Task, and Culture
  • EDUC 300/CORE 310: History and Philosophy of Education
  • MFG 251: Production Management and Lean Systems
  • PSYC 204/CORE 251: Lifespan Development
  • SOC 201/CORE 261: Sociology and Social Justice
  • SOC 216/CORE 276: Diversity and Inequality
  • STAT 131: Introductory Statistics