Dual Credit Courses

Double up on the results of your efforts and get a head start on college with 100% online dual credit classes from Dordt University!

Not only will you save tuition on courses, but you’ll also get a head start on your college career, which could help you get your degree sooner.

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A Top Midwest Regional University

Dordt University is ranked number eight on the “Regional Universities (Midwest)” ranking released by the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges and is the top-ranked school in Iowa in the category.

Why Dual Credit at Dordt?


Tuition is just $585 for a 3-credit course ($195 per credit*). That’s more than 85% off the standard tuition cost!

Students are responsible for purchasing any required textbooks.


  • High school junior or senior status
  • 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

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Top Five Benefits of Dual Credit

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  1. Taking college credits earlier allows more freedom and flexibility during college and may even help students graduate early, saving thousands of dollars.
  2. Many dual credit courses are not available directly from high schools.
  3. College credits can also count as high school credits.
  4. Students can find out what college-level coursework is like, if it is a good fit for them, and make a smooth transition if it is.
  5. Dual credit courses offer students in-depth studies into areas of particular interest.

Example Course: Intro to Nursing

Courses like Introduction to Nursing give high school students a way to explore a subject to see if it is a good fit for them before committing to a major.

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Upcoming Courses

  • CORE 110: Communication Foundations (3 credits)
  • CORE 120: English Composition (3 credits)
  • CORE 130: Health, Sport, and the Body (1.5 credits)
  • CORE 140: Roots of Western Culture and Worldviews (3 credits)
  • CORE 160: Introduction to the Arts (3 credits)
  • EDUC 101: Introduction to Education (2 credits)
  • BUAD 101: Introduction to Business (2 credits)
  • MATH 152: Calculus I (4 credits)
  • NURS 180: Introduction to Nursing Practice (1 credit)
  • PSYC 201: Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

  • CORE 110: Communication Foundations (3 credits)
  • CORE 120: English Composition (3 credits)
  • CORE 130: Health, Sport, and the Body (1.5 credits)
  • CORE 180: Responding to Literature (3 credits)
  • CORE 211: Creation Care and the Environment (4 credits)
  • MATH 153: Calculus II (4 credits)
  • STAT 131: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)
  • BUAD 100: Computer Literacy for Business/Accounting Majors (3 credits)
  • CORE 251/PSYC 204: Lifespan Development (3 credits)
  • SOWK 200: Introduction to Social Work (3 credits)

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