Dual Enrollment

Get a Jump-Start on College

Dual Enrollment is a cost-effective way for high school students to get a head start on college. It allows high school students to enroll in college courses offered at their high school as well as save money and time. Courses vary by high school and can be paired with Concurrent Enrollment to help students achieve their post-secondary certificate and degree goals.

Contact Dual Enrollment

Program Analyst


Phone: 480-461-6360

Office: Southern & Dobson Campus, GC-54B


Fall & Spring Semesters:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Fri: 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun

Read the FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Dual Enrollment.


  • Accelerate time to degree completion -- A bachelor's degree typically takes four years to complete. By taking courses while in high school, you can complete your degree sooner.
  • Save money -- Save 75 percent* on college tuition compared to most Arizona four-year universities
  • Easy transferring -- Most academic credits easily transfer to public universities in Arizona. They may also be accepted at private or out-of-state institutions. Always check with the receiving institution to verify transferability and applicability to your major and degree.
  • Build confidence -- Going to college is stressful under the best circumstances. Participating in our dual credit program offers you a way to ease the transition from high school to college by supporting you with a strong system of services geared toward making you a successful student.

**Important Information - FERPA Pin Required for Student Account Disclosure**

FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and is a Federal law that protects the privacy of your education records. The FERPA PIN (Personal Identification Number) has been an option available to you as a student to use to verify your identity when calling in, chatting, texting, etc. Due to the Federal Trade Commission Safeguards Rule which is a part of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, we are instituting the use of a FERPA PIN as the main method of verifying your identity.

Starting on December 9, 2022, you will need to provide your FERPA PIN when seeking service or information from your student account by a staff member. You can update/change your FERPA PIN at any time and as often as you deem necessary.

As part of the FERPA PIN, you can now authorize third-parties (such as parents, guardians, spouses, employers, or others) to have access to specific information on your student account by submitting and adding the 3rd party to your list of authorized persons and/or organizations. Staff are not able to assign/change your FERPA PIN. When in-person, you may be required to verify your identification with a photo ID.

Please review the document below in Online Forms to complete the process of setting up your FERPA Pin Number.

Spring 2023 Registration opens January 13, 2023

For information about dual enrollment, please contact matthew.wintz@mesacc.edu or visit with your MCC/MPS Academic Advisor.

Read the FAQs

Get quick answers to your questions about Dual Enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Guide

Access a useful PDF on how to register for Dual Enrollment courses.

Dual Enrollment Registration Guide (PDF)

Dual Enrollment Steps to Enroll

As a Dual Enrollment student, you will follow the steps below to complete your registration to Mesa Community College. During the process, you’ll set up a student account, apply for admission, and complete the enrollment steps in one seamless application.

  • Have all test scores, high school transcripts, and ID authentication documents ready for use.
    • Plan to complete any required placement exams prior to starting the DE Steps to Enroll for quicker processing.
  • If you are under 18 years of age, you and a parent/guardian must complete and sign the Parent/ Guardian Responsibility And Consent for students under the age of 18.

  1. Step 1 – Get admitted to MCC by completing the High School Student Admissions Application

    • Complete the admissions application in a few simple steps. Upon submission, you will be prompted to proceed to Next Steps-Dual Enrollment.
    • You will be required to submit ID Authentication as part of this process. ID Authentication must be on file before you can enroll.
    • Upon completion of Step 1, you will have successfully applied for admissions, have an MCC ID number, an MEID, and password.
  2. Step 2 – Determine Placement & Course Requirements

    Before you proceed to Step 3, you will need to identify the course (s) you wish to enroll in. Follow the steps below to search for your available courses by high school.
    • Click on your high school and then select "see available classes."
    • Identify the course in which you plan to enroll and ensure you meet the admissions requirements listed for the course. Take note of the following: MCCCD Course Number, MCCCD Course Title, Credits, and 5 digit class number, & Instructor Name. You will need this information to proceed with Step 3.
    • If you do not meet the course prerequisite (admission requirements), you may need to complete an EdReady Placement Exam online.
    • If a placement test is required, test scores will be uploaded 24-48 hours after completion of your test.
  3. Step 3 – Complete Dual Enrollment Student Online Registration Form (see forms below). In this step, students will provide information that will determine their eligibility for enrollment into dual enrollment classes. Information will include:

      • student/parent contact information
      • submit ID Authentication
      • submit test scores or transcripts
      • completion of Parent/ Guardian Responsibility And Consent for students under the age of 18
      • List of the desired dual enrollment course (s) for enrollment. (Course details will be needed from Step 2)
      • It may take staff 5-7 business days to review your registration request. Communication will be sent to your Student MCC email address identifying the approved course (s) and steps to self-enroll. If your request cannot be approved, you will be notified of the reason and provided an opportunity to re-submit your request.
        • Deadline to enroll in Dual Enrollment classes is February 10, 2023.
  4. Step 4 – Pay tuition and fees

    • Once you have successfully enrolled into dual enrollment courses, you will need to make your tuition payment. Failure to make tuition payment in full will result in your being withdrawn from dual enrollment courses. The final deadline to pay or submit a tuition payment plan is February 10, 2023.
    • Pay online at your Student Center, over the phone (480-461-7600), or submit a student tuition payment plan.
    • Fall 2022 Tuition Assistance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis with a priority deadline of January 27, 2023. Students are encouraged to complete a Dual Enrollment Maricopa Grant Application and provide required documentation ahead of the priority deadline. Notifications regarding Tuition Assistance Application Status will be emailed to students by February 10, 2023.

Spring 2023 Due Dates & Deadlines

January 13, 2023 - Dual Enrollment registration opens

January 27, 2023 - Tuition assistance priority deadline

February 3, 2023 - Tuition assistance FINAL deadline

February 10, 2023 - Spring Dual Enrollment registration AND payment deadline. Students will be dropped for non-payment as of this date.

February 13, 2023 - Spring Dual Enrollment Classes Begin

No registration will be accepted after February 10, 2023

Tuition Assistance Due Dates & Deadlines

January 13, 2023 - Maricopa Grant Application Opens

January 27, 2023 - Priority Deadline

February 3, 2023 - Final Deadline

*Students will be notified of their award status by February 10, 2023.