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Dual Credit

Dual Credit courses are college courses offered through a regional college (BCTC) taught by a qualified Lexington Catholic teacher on LC’s campus. Students must meet minimum GPA and ACT requirements. The college’s curriculum, due dates, and grading scale are used. Upon successfully completing the course, students receive simultaneous college and high school credit, and the course/grade appears on the student’s college transcript. Many colleges and universities accept dual credit courses, but course equivalencies and acceptances are determined individually by the institution.  

Do I qualify for dual credit?  

In order to be admitted into a Dual Credit course at Lexington Catholic, a student must meet the following criteria: 

  • Specific ACT requirements based on course prerequisites
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • A grade of 80% or higher in the previous honors course or 90% or higher in a regular course in similar content. 

What dual credit classes are offered? 


ENG 101 (Fall: 3 credit hours)   

Writing I   

Focuses on academic writing. Provides instruction in drafting and revising essays that express ideas in Standard English, including reading critically, thinking logically, responding to texts, addressing specific audiences, researching and documenting sources. Includes review of grammar, mechanics and usage, Notes: (a) credit not available by special examination; (b) English 101 and 102 may not be taken concurrently; Lecture: 3 credits  

Pre-requisite: ACT English score of 18. 

ENG 102 (Spring: 3 credit hours) 

Writing II

Emphasizes argumentative writing. Provides further instruction in drafting and systematically revising essays that express ideas in Standard English. Includes continued instruction and practice in reading critically, thinking logically, responding to texts, addressing specific audiences, and researching and documenting credible academic sources. NOTE: Credit is not available by special examination. Lecture: 3 credits. 

Pre-requisite: ENG 101. 


PHY 171  (Year-long: 4 credit hours)   

Applied Physics   

Surveys mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics as applied to practical systems. Lecture: 3 credits and Lab: 1 credits  


Pre-requisite: ACT Math score of 19. 

BCTC Application 

After you have requested the class at Lexington Catholic, Mrs. Mullins will submit your transcripts through BCTC’s secure online portalStudents will then need to complete the Dual Credit Enrollment Agreement found at as well as a BCTC Online Application for each student completed online at Mullins and BCTC will help you through this process. 

How do I transfer my dual credit to my college? 

Colleges do not accept dual credit from your high school transcript. You will need to send your official BCTC transcript to the college you plan to attend once your final grades are posted.  

Please follow the directions outlined on BCTC’s website: 

How much does dual credit cost? 

Each credit hour costs $75. The English classes are each 3 credit hours; the Physics class is 4 credit hours. 

However, KHEAA provides the opportunity for students to request the Dual Credit Scholarship to pay for two dual credit classes during one academic year. 

How to request the KHEAA Dual Credit Scholarship:  


The scholarship application opens around September 1st and is due on October 1st.  

  1. Go to Click on the ’Sign In’ link to go to your MyKHEAA account. If you are a first-time user, you will need to click on ‘Sign In’, then ‘Register’ to set up your MyKHEAA  account. *If you are unable to register for the account it may be because there is missing information. Please contact LC’s registrar, Mrs. Mathilda Carter at [email protected]. 
  1. Click on the ‘MyKHEAA’ link to access your account. 
  1. Click on the ’Set preferences’ link for each scholarship program that appears on your Current Account Information screen.  
  1. Follow the instructions to complete your Dual Credit Scholarship Application. Click the ‘Submit Scholarship Request’ button when you are finished.  
  1. On the next screen, review your information to make sure it is correct. If everything is correct, click on the ‘Confirm Preferences’ button to complete your submission. If you need to make changes, click the ‘Edit Preferences’ button to go back to the previous page.  
  1. You will receive a confirmation page when the process is complete. KHEAA will notify you when scholarship award decisions are finalized. 

*If you have any questions about the application or are encountering technical difficulties, contact KHEAA customer service at (800) 928-8926. 

BCTC 2023-2024 Academic Dates: 

October 9th: Midterms- High School Instructors will receive notice to submit midterm grades in Peoplesoft. 

December 1st: Last day for students to withdraw from a course and receive a W. 

December 4th-10th: Final Exams 

December 10th: End of Semester- Instructors will receive notice to submit final grades in Peoplesoft. BCTC Final grades will be sent to high schools 

Spring 2024 

January 12th: Last Day to drop to any BCTC Online/On-Campus/ High School Based course. Dropping a course after this date will result in a W on the transcript and may result in a tuition fee not covered by scholarships. 

March 4th: Midterms- High School Instructors will receive notice to submit midterm grades in Peoplesoft. BCTC Midterm Grades will be sent to High Schools 

April 26th: Last day for students to withdraw from a class and receive a W. 

April 29th-May 5th: Final Exams 

May 5th: End of the Semester