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
Office: Southern & Dobson Campus, GC-54B
Fall & Spring Semesters:
Mon-Thu: 9 am – 6 pm
Fri: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Sat and Sun
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun
Please Note on Thursdays our services are given remotely from off campus.
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.
Spring 2024 Registration Opens January 9th, 2024!
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.
Step 1 – New Students must get admitted to MCC
- First you will complete the High School Student Admissions Application HERE
- 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.
- *Returning Students will need their MEID/Password to begin the registration process and will not need to re-apply for admission.
- If you forgot your MEID/Password, please visit the Self Service Password Reset page. Once confirmed, proceed to Step 2.
Step 2 – Determine Placement & Course Requirements
- 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.
- 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.
Step 3 – Complete Dual Enrollment Student Online Registration Form
In this step, students will need to provide the information below in order to determine eligibility for registration into dual enrollment classes.
- 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)
Please allow 5-7 business days for your request to be processed. Communication will be sent to your Student MCC email address identifying the approved course (s). If your request cannot be approved, you will be notified of the reason and provided an opportunity to re-submit your request.
- New Dual Enrollment Student Online Registration Form
- Returning Dual Enrollment Student Online Registration Form
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 may result in your being withdrawn from dual enrollment courses. The final deadline to pay or submit a tuition payment plan is February 9th, 2024.
- Pay online at your Student Center, over the phone (480-461-7600), or submit a student tuition payment plan.
2023-2024 Maricopa Grant tuition assistance is available as a resource of the Maricopa Community College District for Dual Enrollment students attending Mesa Community College. Tuition assistance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis with a final deadline of February 2nd, 2024 for Spring 2024.
- Students must demonstrate financial need
- Students must demonstrate Arizona residency
- Open to grade levels 9-12
- Maximum 12 credits per academic year (Fall & Spring Only)
New! Arizona Dual Enrollment Tuition Assistance Program (AZDETAP)
In the spring of 2023, the Arizona State Legislature passed Senate Bill 1717. This bill provides tuition assistance to high school students who qualify for, or participate in, a Free and Reduced Lunch program or meet equivalent household income levels. The Arizona Dual Enrollment Tuition Assistance Program (AZDETAP) is open to high school students participating in a qualifying dual enrollment course(s), and meet all of following criteria:
- 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade high school student
- Enrolled in a Dual Enrollment Qualifying Course
- Overall, unweighted high school GPA of 2.5 or greater as demonstrated by a high school transcript
- Meets Financial Guidelines as demonstrated by one of the following: Qualifying Letter for Free and Reduced Lunch or 2022 Tax Return Transcript
- Funding amount varies by grade level ($300-$600 per academic year, Fall/Spring only)
For more information on this exciting new program, please visit: Tuition Assistance Programs
*Students who meet criteria for both programs are encouraged to complete the combined Maricopa Grant & AZDETAP Application
Spring 2024 Enrollment Deadlines
January 9, 2024 - Dual Enrollment registration opens. Maricopa Grant Application opens.
February 2, 2024 - Dual Enrollment registration and Maricopa Grant applications close.
February 9, 2024 - Classes begin and payment is due.
No registration will be accepted after February 2, 2024
- High School Student Admissions Application
- New Dual Enrollment Student Online Registration Form (requires MEID)
- Returning Dual Enrollment Student Online Registration Form (requires MEID)
- Maricopa Grant & AZDETAP Combined Application
- Maricopa Grant Application (English)
- Maricopa Grant Application (Spanish)
- FERPA Pin Instructions
Need to reset your password to access your student online accounts?
You can reset your password on your own through the Self Service Password Reset process.
Tuition Assistance Due Dates & Deadlines
Students will be notified of their Maricopa Grant award status no later than February 9th, 2024
January 9, 2024 - Maricopa Grant Application Opens
February 2, 2024 - Maricopa Grant Deadline