Statewide policy in place

Dual / Concurrent Enrollment:

Statewide policy in place

This database indicates whether a state has a common statewide dual enrollment policy (or state policies governing more than one type of dual enrollment program), or if dual enrollment policies are left to the discretion of local districts and postsecondary institutions/systems.

Why does it matter?
  • Policy helps institutionalize practice.
  • Differing dual enrollment programs may lead to confusion at the local level as to student eligibility requirements, funding mechanisms, and other components that may ultimately discourage student or school participation.
Methodology: This information was collected from statutes, regulations and other state policy documents and guidelines as of April 2019. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.

Last updated: April 2019

Statewide policy in place Citations
Alabama Yes
Alaska Yes. 
  • The University of Alaska Board of Regents adopted a statewide dual enrollment policy in 2018.
  • The Alaska Technical Vocational Education Program includes dual enrollment requirements in statute. 
  • Alaska's tribal and private institutions have local institutionally-specific dual enrollment programs. 
  • University of Alaska Board of Regents (BOR) P10.05.015
  • Alaska Technical Vocational Education Program AS 23.15.820
Arizona Yes
Arkansas Yes
California Yes
Colorado Yes
Connecticut Yes
Delaware Yes
District of Columbia Yes
Florida Yes
Georgia Yes
Hawaii Yes Haw. Rev. Stat. § 302A-401, 304A-803
Idaho Yes
Illinois Yes
Indiana Yes
Iowa Yes
Kansas Yes
Kentucky Yes
Louisiana Yes
Maine Yes
Maryland Yes
Massachusetts Yes
Michigan Yes
Minnesota Yes
Mississippi Yes
Missouri Yes Mo. Ann. Stat. § 167.223
Montana Yes
Nebraska Yes
Nevada Yes
New Hampshire Yes N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §188-E:26
New Jersey Yes
New Mexico Yes
New York No
North Carolina Yes
North Dakota Yes
Ohio Yes
Oklahoma Yes
Oregon Yes
Pennsylvania Yes. However, program currently inactive due to inadequate state funds.
Rhode Island Yes R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 16-100
South Carolina Yes
South Dakota Yes
Tennessee Yes
Texas Yes
Utah Yes
Vermont Yes 16 V.S.A. § 944 
Virginia Yes
Washington Yes
West Virginia Yes
Wisconsin Yes
Wyoming Yes

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