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Dual Enrollment Overview

Students in high school can earn college credit at a lower cost than traditional tuition charges, and also potentially count the credit towards their graduation requirements in high school.

Credits are transferrable to many institutions which lowers the time to complete a degree*

US DOE evidence demonstrating the power of dual enrollment – The Power of Dual Enrollment: The Equitable Expansion of College Access and Success – Blog

Exclusive Partnership Options Available to High Schools

Becoming a Partner with GBC gives high schools the unique opportunity to provide their students with post-secondary education before graduation. We understand not all schools operate on the same schedule or have the same resources available for their students, so we’ve created various partnership options available to high schools. We want to meet your student’s needs. If you are still looking for an alternative that will work for your students or have questions about our choices, please contact Brittany Hobbs at [email protected]. All students enrolled in these courses are considered GBC students and can access our facilities. Students will have a GBC transcript after completing our dual enrollment courses.


AP Credit Guarantee

This is an excellent option for schools that already offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses but want to ensure college credit for students regardless of the score they earn on the AP exam.

How does this work?

High schools submit teacher credentials, AP course materials, outlines, and learning objectives to be reviewed and approved by GBC faculty. Once approved, college credit will be offered for students who pass the course by GBC, regardless of the student’s AP Exam score. At the conclusion of the course, AP Exam scores will be collected by GBC for assessment purposes.


Teacher Certification

Do you have qualified teachers on staff that can teach college courses? If so, this may be the option for you!

How does this work?

High Schools will submit teacher qualifications to GBC Dual Enrollment Coordinators. Once approved, your high school teacher will be given the GBC course materials and access to the course leader to ensure the course is taught as it was developed for GBC. With this option, your high school teachers may use GBC’s Learning Management System, or you can use your LMS.


GBC Faculty-Taught Courses on High School Campuses

We will come to you!

How does this work?

GBC will send a faculty member to your high school to teach a GBC course planned in conjunction with your schedule. Having a GBC instructor teach on your campus gives students the experience of taking a college course without having to leave their school.

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GBC Faculty-Taught Courses on GBC’s Campus

Do you have a group of students with access to transportation to get to and from campus? Do you have school-provided transportation that can bring students to campus?

GBC will create a dedicated section exclusive to your high school students taught at Goldey-Beacom College. This will allow students to experience college classes on campus but allow the high schools to determine the best days and times for their students.

Existing Partnerships

GBC is excited about the following exclusive partnerships that are increasing dual enrollment opportunities for local students!

Red Clay Consolidated School District

Beginning with the entering cohort of Fall 2024, Goldey-Beacom College and the Red Clay Consolidated School district will be offering the Early College Academy at Alexis I. du Pont High School and Thomas McKean High School.

St. Mark’s High School

Beginning in August 2023, Goldey-Beacom College and St. Mark’s High School are excited to offer a course in Sports Management on the St. Mark’s High School campus!

Oxford Area High School

Goldey-Beacom College has an agreement with Oxford Area High School that enables students to enroll in the GBC College Experience Trial Course Program and count those credits towards their high school diploma. For more information about the GBC College Experience Trial Course Program, click here

Accreditation and Transferability

Goldey-Beacom College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267)284-5000. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

To confirm MSCHE accreditation, view the institution directory at

If you plan to attend GBC after high school, your GBC dual enrollment courses will be accepted into your degree program as long as you earn a D or higher.

GBC can never guarantee transfer credits to another institution. All colleges/universities have different transfer credit policies and procedures. Students planning to attend another college or university should check with their college to determine transferability. All GBC dual enrollment courses are accredited, and course descriptions are available on the course finder.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Set them up for success by becoming a GBC Partner!

Contact a Coordinator today to get started.


Brittany Hobbs

Brittany Hobbs

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

[email protected] | 302-225-6243


Ryan Quann

Director of Institutional Effectiveness/Registrar

[email protected] | 302-225-6243

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