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Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment allows students to take 100- and 200-level courses, those commonly found in the first year of college, in a wide variety of subjects. Choose classes from majors you want to explore, complete general degree requirements, or both!

one two free - Access to Higher Education

Montana high school students can get a jump-start on their college education – for free – with the state’s new “One-Two-Free” dual enrollment program.

Montana University System Dual Enrollment

On Campus

The Montana University System has lots of campus options. Courses may be offered for college credit only or dual credit.


The Montana University System has many options for online dual enrollment. Courses may be offered for dual credit or college credit. Enrollment is handled directly through each college and courses are subject to availability.

At Your High School

This year more than 90 MT high schools offer dual enrollment classes on-site. Connect with your high school counselor or local two-year, community, or tribal college to learn more about dual enrollment in your high school. 

Important Information


  • Dual enrollment is open to Montana high school students, home school students, and high school-age students working towards equivalency via HiSET.
  • Students must be 16 years of age or a high school junior/senior to participate.**
  • Dual enrollment students are subject to the same campus procedures, deadlines, and processes unless otherwise stated by the enrolling college.
  • Dual enrollment students may take 100 & 200 level courses for the discounted tuition rate.
    • **Students who do not meet the age criteria may be allowed to take dual enrollment, contact the dual enrollment program for more information

Tips for Students & Parents: 

  • Plan early, keep a copy of your student ID#, respect deadlines, pay your tuition, check your email, and respond to emails promptly. Failure to do so may cost you a dual enrollment opportunity!
  • Ask questions and keep a file of all important contacts and correspondence.

Keep In Mind: 

  • Application and enrollment is handled by the college that offers the course.
  • College and high school semester start schedules differ.
  • Contact colleges for Fall & Summer courses in April, contact colleges about Spring courses in November.
  • Course enrollment is subject to availability.
  • Courses may be offered for college credit only or dual credit.
  • Check our FAQ page for more important information!

More to explore!

To find out more about dual enrollment options available to you, contact your local two-year college dual enrollment program or your high school counselor.

Salish Kootenai College

Start your college education while still in High School and get a jump on your future!

Dual enrollment (DE) at Salish Kootenai College, is an opportunity for high school students to continue participating in their high school curriculum while also attending some key, entry-level college classes. DE affords participating students a jump start on their college career, shortening the time it takes to complete their degree program and reducing the cost of their education.

Enrollment Deadline for Winter 2020: January 4, 2021

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Enrollment Deadline for Sping Semester: January 4, 2021

  • Spring Semester: January 11, 2021 - April 30, 2021 

Here is a video that will walk students through how to fill out the online application, simply click on the laptop:

How to Fill Out the Online Application

The 1-2-Free Program is still in place, so we will cover the tuition for two classes (up to 6 credits) during a students entire high school career. After that the course cost is $55/credit. Early College students will also be responsible for any books, supplies, or applicable course fees.

If a student or someone in their household participates in a government assistance program then the student can apply for a hardship scholarship to cover anything above and beyond their first 2 classes/6 credits. Here is a link to the scholarship: click here

Upcoming Zoom Information Sessions
These sessions are set up so that students and their parents can learn more about the dual enrollment program and ask questions. The sessions generally do not last more than 1/2 hour. To join the zoom sessions students and parents can follow this link: 

  • November 12, 2020 @ 5:00pm with Jordan Patterson and Jamie Standaert
  • November 16, 2020 @ 11:00am with Jordan Patterson and Jamie Standaert
  • November 19, 2020 @ 6:30pm with Jordan Patterson

Flathead Valley Community College logo  Running Start logo

The Running Start Program provides eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get an affordable start on their education by earning college credits while still in high school.

The first six credits are offered at no cost for Montana students, and subsequent courses are offered at a significantly reduced cost. Some courses offer dual credit opportunities which allow students to gain high school and college credit simultaneously.

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