Reduced Tuition Dual Credit
About Reduced Tuition Dual Credit
the 2014 Legislative session, the Legislature supported Governor
Daugaard’s budget request to provide base funding to offer reduced
tuition dual credit courses in South Dakota through the High School
Dual Credit Program (HSDC). Students have the opportunity to enroll in
coursework at the rate of $48.33 per credit hour (or 1/3 of the total cost per credit hour) that meets the System
General Education requirements at all six Regental institutions. These
courses are offered face-to-face at the on-campus locations, via
distance, as well as at the three University Center locations. Starting
with the Fall 2014 semester, current high school juniors and seniors
enrolled at public, private and tribal high schools whose schools have
signed an MOU with South Dakota Department of Education (DOE), or home school students whose parents sign an MOU, are
eligible to enroll. More information from DOE regarding the Dual
Credit program can be found on SDMyLife.
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*NEW* Continuing Enrollment Requirements As of Fall 2020
During the 2020 Legislative Session, changes were made to SDCL § 13-28-37.1 with regard to continuing eligibility in the High School Dual Credit program. Starting with grades earned during the Fall 2020 Semester, any student who fails or withdraws from a HSDC course will no longer be eligible for the program in future semesters, absent a showing of good cause. Students who earn a F or W grade and who wish to continue in the program must meet one of the three options below:
Show good cause by having a BOR GPA of 2.5 or higher, showing a prior record of success in the HSDC program (for BOR institutions only).
Show good cause by documenting extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student which contributed to the F or W grade(s). Good cause may include, but is not limited to: illness, injury, an illness or death in the family, or unusual academic circumstances.
Regain eligibility in the program by 1.) successfully repeating the course(s) in which the F or W grade(s) were earned, and 2.) paying the full HSDC tuition rate of $145 for the repeated course(s). This includes the portion of tuition typically paid by the state.
Students showing good cause through GPA will be automatically granted an exemption to continue in the program moving forward. Students who experienced extenuating circumstances, or who wish to repeat the course(s) in which the F or W grade was earned at the full HSDC tuition rate to regain program eligibility must fill out an Eligibility Exemption form and submit it to the campus indicated on the form for the student's circumstances. A list of campus contacts for BOR institutions can be found here, & BOTE institution contacts are available on SDMyLife.
Dual Credit Guidelines
The Board of Regents Guidelines for Dual Credit can be found here. These include the eligibility requirements, as well as information on credit waivers and continuing eligibility.
Advising materials for HDSC students can be found here.
Forms, Course Lists, and Other Resources
SDBOR Add/Drop/Withdraw Form
HSDC Eligibility Exemption Form
HSDC Campus Contacts
DOE Dual Credit Course List Dashboard
SDBOR Tech Requirements for Online Courses
HSDC Advising & Course Planning Form (Template for High School Internal Use Only)