How do I Get Started?

The opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school is a tremendous asset as you prepare for a career. But, before enrolling in a Dual Credit college course, you should consider if you are ready for such work and possible concerns.

Benefits

  • Provides you the opportunity to experience the rigor and intellectual challenge of college classes while you earn transferable college credit.
  • You will meet and learn from LCSC faculty and gain a broader experience of what it means to be a college student.
  • A variety of resources will be made available to you including the LC Library, Math and Science Tutor Center, Writing Center, computer labs, and more.
  • You can access the Degree Audit feature of WarriorWeb to track your progress through both your General Education courses and the requirements for all potential majors.

Challenges

  • While academically qualified, you may not be ready socially or emotionally for college content.  College classes are designed for adult learners and contemporary issues of our society will be actively discussed in the classroom.
  • If you fail to earn credit for a course paid for by Advanced Opportunities, you must subsequently pay for a “like” course on your own before you are eligible for further Advanced Opportunities funding. Advanced Opportunities funds may not be used for repeated or remedial course work.
  • You will establish a permanent college transcript upon registering and it will stay with you through your entire college career. If you perform poorly, it may jeopardize future college plans and have financial aid repercussions.

Important Information for Students and Parents

  1. Create an account in the Advanced Opportunities portal (Idaho students only).
  2. Contact your high school counselor to discuss Dual Credit offerings.
  3. Complete the LCSC Dual Credit Registration Form and return it to your counselor.
  4. Send your Dual Credit Registration Form via fax to (208) 792-2052.
  5. Input your courses into the portal for state Advanced Opportunities funding (contact your counselor for assistance).
  6. Register - Early College Programs staff will register you for your courses.
  7. Set up your WarriorWeb and LCMail accounts.

  • Dropping a course – You must drop your course by the payment deadline in order to receive a full refund. You must complete the Dual Credit Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form (with teacher and counselor signature).
  • Withdrawing from a course in the high school or on-campus/online – This will result in a “W” on your official college transcript (without a refund). If you are using Advanced Opportunities funds for the course, you will be responsible for paying for a “like” course. You must complete the Dual Credit Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form (with teacher and counselor signature).
  • Dropping or withdrawing from ALL courses – Complete the same process as above. Once Early College Programs staff have received the Dual Credit Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form, you will be prompted to complete the “Total Withdrawal” process on WarriorWeb. Work with your counselor during this process.

If you do not formally withdraw from class(es), you may be subject to failing grades on your permanent transcript and you will not be entitled to ANY refund. Responsibility lies with you to initiate the drop/withdrawal process from a college course.

Comprehensive advising is the key to an effective plan for higher education and this plan begins in high school. A greater understanding of General Education coursework, transfer policies, available resources, etc. will help you find success as you transition from high school to college.

Early College Programs works with high school counselors, college advisors, parents, and other stakeholders to help you navigate your path to a degree/certificate.

Please contact Early College Programs to schedule an advising appointment.

Dual Credit courses offered through Early College Programs commonly fulfill General Education (Core) requirements. These courses provide universal skills and knowledge contributing to success in the instructional programs and in employment. They also provide means for discovery of new interests and perspectives. While the students’ majors provide in-depth understanding in one area, the General Education courses provide a broad understanding of the world in which students will live and work.

LCSC’s General Education courses conform to the Idaho State Board of Education’s credit and course requirements via eight competency areas. The first six are Idaho State Board of Education General Education Matriculation (GEM) requirements. The last two are specific to Lewis-Clark State College. The areas are:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Mathematical Ways of Knowing
  • Scientific Ways of Knowing
  • Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing
  • Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing
  • Diversity
  • Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values

For details, review the Lewis-Clark State College General Education Requirements.

Dual Credit students choosing to enroll in English or Math courses must place into the courses based on ACT, SAT, other applicable test scores, or acceptable prerequisites.

Students who have not completed the prerequisites for a course in which they are otherwise eligible may enroll in the course with the counselor's approval. Such approval is designated by the counselor's signature on the LCSC Dual Credit Registration Form.

Dual Credit students who have not completed prerequisites may also request an authorization from the college as necessary. This authorization is approved/denied by the Chair of the associated LCSC Instructional Division.

Review the LCSC Course Placement Score Chart to determine the courses that various test scores place you into.

Transfer and Articulation - This page provides a variety of helpful resources and information on credit transfer including a list of transfer guides for schools across the country.

CourseTransfer.Idaho.gov - Developed by Idaho colleges and universities, this site helps students navigate transfer of credit across Idaho institutions.

Dual Credit courses are accepted by all Idaho institutions of higher education and most accredited institutions outside the state. The institution where you plan to attend makes the final decision on the acceptance of transfer courses. Acceptance of any or all courses can vary and may be dependent upon the grade earned and the policy of the institution. Therefore, it is the students' responsibility to check with the receiving college/university to identify how Dual Credit class(es) will transfer.

Ordering Transcripts - If you are applying to a college other than LCSC, you will need to send an official college transcript. You can obtain your unofficial transcript from WarriorWeb.

Students who register for Dual Credit courses receive high school and college credit for each course and instructors submit grades for both the high school and college transcripts. Lewis-Clark State College uses a typical letter-grading system to indicate the instructor’s evaluations of a student’s performance.


Students can review final college grades in WarriorWeb. Posting of final grades may take approximately 1-2 weeks after the course has ended. Students should check with their instructors regarding final grades. For additional information on grading, visit the Registrar's Office.

Credit Hours

Colleges and universities measure academic work with the credit hour. Credits are sometimes referred to as credit hours or semester hours. Credits for college courses typically range from one to five hours. Your college education will include a certain number of general education credits, a sufficient number of required courses, and electives for the major you choose. At LCSC, bachelor’s degrees consist of a minimum of 120 credit hours.

The college functions to promote the development of all students. Therefore, all work submitted by a student must represent his/her own ideas, concepts, and current understanding. Academic dishonesty in any form is unacceptable. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating and plagiarism.


From the Lewis-Clark State College Student Code of Conduct:


Cheating – intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. The term “academic exercise” includes all forms of work submitted for credit hours.


Fabrication – intentional and/or unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or the source of any information in an academic exercise.


Collusion facilitating academic dishonesty – intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to commit an act of academic dishonesty.


Plagiarism – the deliberate adoption or reproduction of ideas or words or statement of another person as one’s own without acknowledgment.


Acts of academic dishonesty are subject to appropriate discipline through the student’s high school, with the exception of those students taking Dual Credit courses on-campus or online.

Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), applies to all LCSC students and Dual Credit students, wherever they are taking classes. In Title IX-related cases, college officials will coordinate investigative and adjudication processes with high school officials.

Early College Programs students have access to a variety of learning resources and support services for academic assistance (online and on-campus).

WarriorWeb is your source for online student records and course information. Access WarriorWeb to check your course schedule and your online statement.

  • User ID - Access WarriorWeb and click on "What's my User ID?" at the bottom. User IDs are typically your first initial, middle initial and entire last name. For example, John David Smith would be: jdsmith.
  • Password - This number is your date of birth entered without dashes or spaces. For example, 01/01/1998 would be entered 01011998. If the eight digits does not work, please try the six as your account may have been created prior to the switchover to eight-digit passwords.
  • Help - If you are unable to login to WarriorWeb, call (208) 792-2231 or email: [email protected]

LCMail is the college’s official student email system. Check this email for important information regarding payments and class schedules. On-campus students will need to use their LCMail account to communicate directly with professors.

  • User ID - LCMail email addresses are formatted as [email protected] The user ID for LCMail is the same as WarriorWeb. For your user ID, access WarriorWeb and click on "What's my User ID?". User IDs are typically your first initial, middle initial and entire last name. For example, John David Smith would be: jdsmith.
  • Password - This number is your date of birth entered without dashes or spaces. For example, 01/01/1998 would be entered 01011998. If the eight digits does not work, please try the six as your account may have been created prior to the switchover to eight-digit passwords.
  • Help - For assistance, call (208) 792-2231 or email: [email protected]

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of education records and is enforced by the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education (FPCO). Essentially, the act states that 1) "students" must be permitted to inspect their own "education records" and 2) "school officials" may not disclose personally identifiable information about a student without written permission from the student.

FERPA rights transfer from the parents to the student once the student begins attending a postsecondary institution - regardless of age. However, when a student is enrolled in both a high school and a postsecondary institution, the two schools may exchange information on that student. If the student is under 18, the parents still retain the rights under FERPA at the high school and may inspect and review any records sent by the postsecondary institution to the high school.

The Dual Credit Registration Form includes an information release statement. Therefore, by signing the form, students authorize school (college) officials to disclose "academic and financial records" to the parents/guardians noted on the application.

Additional FERPA Information

Students can utilize a portion of their Advanced Opportunities funding toward Workforce Training courses.  This funding may not exceed $500 per course and $1,000 per year.  Workforce Training courses are short-term, non-credit courses that lead to in-demand occupations in areas such as electrical, plumbing, customer service, bookkeeping, and more.

LC Workforce Training AO Courses
LC Workforce Training Registration Form

Fees and Payment

The Idaho State Department of Education's Advanced Opportunities Program is designed to help cover the costs associated with Dual Credit courses or college-bearing/professional-technical exams. The program provides every student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125 to use towards Advanced Opportunities in grades 7-12. To utilize program funds, students must register through the Advanced Opportunities Application Portal.

If a student fails to earn credit for a course paid for by Advanced Opportunities, the student must subsequently pay for a “like” course on their own before he/she is eligible for further Advanced Opportunities funding. Advanced Opportunities funds may not be used for repeated or remedial course work.

For more information, see the Idaho State Department of Education's Advanced Opportunities.

Dual Credit students do not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for federal grants and loans, the federal government requires students to have received a high school diploma or its equivalent.

In addition, federal law requires that students must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward a degree to be eligible to receive federal financial aid funds. These standards apply to all periods of attendance, even periods when a student did not receive financial aid.

Therefore, because they are recorded on the college transcript, grades earned for college courses taken while in high school can impact a student's future financial aid.

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (208) 792-2224 or [email protected].

Courses Offered in the High School

  • Idaho students - pay a per credit amount as authorized in Idaho State Board of Education policy V.R.
    • $75 per credit
  • Washington students - (Asotin, Clarkston, Colfax, Pomeroy) pay 25% of the part‐time per credit fee.
    • $89 per credit

Courses Offered On-Campus or Online

  • Idaho students - pay a per credit amount as authorized in Idaho State Board of Education policy V.R.
    • $75 per credit (plus applicable course or technology fees)
  • Washington students - (Asotin, Clarkston, Colfax, Pomeroy) pay 25% of the part‐time per credit fee.
    • $89 per credit (plus applicable course or technology fees)

Follow the payment deadlines for Dual Credit courses taken at all participating high schools.

  • Fall semester courses - October 30, 2020
  • Year-long courses - November 30, 2020
  • Spring semester courses - March 31, 2021

If fees are not paid in full by the payment deadline, the student will be dropped from all classes. In order to be reinstated, students will need to petition and pay a $100 late registration fee plus any other applicable fees.

Pay with a Check

Make checks payable to LCSC.

LCSC Student Accounts
Administration Building
500 8th Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501

Pay with a Credit Card

  • Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover
  • A 2.5% service fee is added to credit card transactions.
  • Call (208) 792-2790

Pay via WarriorWeb

Select “Make A Payment” under Student Accounts on the Student Menu and follow the steps to pay with an e-check or credit card.

For more information about the Idaho Dual Credit Program and the institutions involved, please review the Idaho Dual Credit Brochure.

For more information about Idaho's Advanced Opportunities Program, visit the State Department of Education's Advanced Opportunities site.