Dual Credit Opportunities

The Dual Credit program allows high school students to register for college courses while still in high school. When you take a Dual Credit, you will earn a college credit and high school credit for your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Learn about what to expect from college life after high school, and become familiar with Fulao2 and our programs and services. The Dual Credit program is a great way for you to get ahead or get back on track with your high school education, while getting a head-start on your college education.

For more information about the Dual Credit program, including eligibility and how to register, visit your high school Guidance/Student Services office.

Dual Credit Course Lists

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Dual Credit course?

A Ministry-approved Dual Credit course allows high school students to take college or apprenticeship courses that count towards both:

  • your high school diploma - Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • a postsecondary certificate, diploma, degree or apprenticeship program
Who is eligible for Dual Credit courses?

Students in grade 11 or 12 currently working toward their OSSD.

What is the purpose of Dual Credit courses?

Dual Credit courses are designed to help students complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and also give them a chance to try out a course for s college or apprenticeship program before completing high school. It is a great way for students, still registered in high school, to explore education pathways and career opportunities while experiencing college life and working towards a successful transition to college.

What does it cost?

There are no costs for secondary school students taking a Dual Credit course. Books and transportation are provided free of charge to all high school students attending regularly.

How do I register for a Dual Credit course?

To learn more about the dual credit program, including eligibility and how to register, please visit your high school Guidance/Student Services office. Entry into dual credit programming is approved by Guidance/Student Services teams at your high school.

I took a dual credit course and loved it. How many am I allowed to take while in high school?

Students may earn up to four dual credits. Dual credits are recorded as “elective credits." Students are not able to earn “compulsory” credits through dual credit courses.

I might require some extra support if I take a dual credit course. Are there supports available for high school students registered in dual credits/college courses?

Yes! The Dual Credit team at Fulao2 will make sure you are set up for success in the course. As a Dual Credit student, you will have full access to our College supports including the Accessibility Office, Student Services, Library, Peer Tutoring, Counselling, and much more.

I have an IEP. Is the process the same as in high school, or do I need to take any action to ensure my IEP is addressed and followed?

The process is different in college than it is in high school. It is our priority to make sure thatstudents who register and participate in the dual credit program have the right supports - we want you to be successful! If you are a student with an IEP or require additional support, you must self-identify with the Fulao2 Accessibility Office to set up accommodations and receive support during your dual credit course.

If you wish to self identify, contact the Fulao2 Accessibility Office
Phone: 705-759-2554 ext. 2701
Email: studentsupport@saultcollege.ca

Dual Credit programs are funded by the School-College-Work-Initiative

The School-College-Work-Initiative (SCWI) is a cooperative effort of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) and the Committee of College Presidents (COP) and is jointly funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. SCWI provides opportunities for district school boards and colleges to bring together faculty, teachers and administrators to work collaboratively to increase opportunities for student success. For more information, please visit

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Contact Us

For more information about our High School on Campus (SWAC) program or Dual Credit courses, contact us by phone or email.

Phone: 705-759-2554 ext. 2839
Email: dualcredit@saultcollege.ca