High School Counselors

Central Piedmont’s Dual Enrollment program is designed to help students earn college credit while completing their high school diploma. Some of the top benefits of Dual Enrollment include:

  • It is a cost-effective way for students to pursue higher education without taking on a high debt load.
  • It is flexible, allowing students to take classes at any one of Central Piedmont’s six campuses or online.
  • It provides choices for students who want to continue their education by transferring to a four-year school or take the fast track to the workforce.
  • It offers a supportive learning environment with classes that are smaller than many at a college or university along with access to tutoring, career development, counseling, and disability and access services.
  • It allows opportunities for students to make friends, network, and pursue their passions.

Students in ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade may participate in Dual Enrollment classes as long as they meet the eligibility requirements. To learn more, watch our recorded information session.

Additional Information

What college classes can count toward high school graduation credit?

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) determines which dual enrollment classes can count toward high school graduation requirements. Learn more about these allowances on the NCDPI website.

Which universities are part of the articulation agreement with Central Piedmont?

All schools within the UNC System accept transfer credit from Central Piedmont. 

Which independent colleges and universities accept credit from Central Piedmont?

Visit the NC Community Colleges website to learn more about institutions that will accept credit earned by dual enrollment students at Central Piedmont.

My school is not currently a partner school. How can we become one? 

We would be happy to walk you through the process of becoming a partner school. Email us to get started


Students: accommodation plans such as an IEP or 504 Plan do not automatically transfer to college. If you would like to request accommodations at Central Piedmont, contact Disability and Access Services

Parents/guardians: you can assist your student(s) with requesting accommodations. However, once they are enrolled at Central Piedmont, parents/guardians will not have access to students' educational records due to protection under FERPA.

Students: you may choose to grant access to your educational records to your parents/guardians. To do so, please complete this Student Information Release Authorization Form (PDF) and email it to Central Piedmont’s Records department.