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Dual Credit

Dual Credit courses are college courses offered through a regional college (EKU) and 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?
CHE 111/L - General Chemistry and Lab. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Chemistry or College-Prep Chemistry. ACT math score of 22 or higher; or SAT math score of 530; or department approval. Principles of atomic and molecular structure and reactivity, stoichiometry, states of matter. Prepares students for further studies in chemistry. One year of high school chemistry is recommended. The laboratory component consists of basic laboratory techniques, methods of separation, types of chemical reactions, solution preparation and standardization, titrations, molecular modeling, qualitative analysis, gases, vital labs on computer. CHE 111/L is offered in the fall semester. 

CHE 112/L - General Chemistry II and Lab. Prerequisite: CHE 111/L with a grade of “C” or better. Class covers kinetics and equilibrium, solution chemistry, energy changes in chemical reactions, descriptive inorganic chemistry. Prepares students for further studies in chemistry. Laboratory component consists of kinetics, equilibrium, UV-VIS spectroscopy, introductory qualitative and quantitative analysis, electrochemistry, and virtual labs on computer. CHE 112/L is offered in the spring semester. 
ENG 101 – Reading, Writing and Rhetoric. Prerequisite: English subscore of 18 or higher and a minimum of 20 on the ACT Reading subscore. A writing course developing critical reading skills while integrating and responding to varied sources; composing texts including summaries, analyses, evaluations, responses, and arguments emphasizing style, organization, coherence, purpose, and persuasion for different audiences. ENG 101 is offered in the fall semester. 

ENG 102 – Research, Writing and Rhetoric. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a minimum grade of “C” (or equivalent). A writing course refining components of ENG 101 studying information sources and research methods; accessing, critically reading, evaluating, integrating, and documenting primary and secondary sources; utilizing information technology for inquiry, analysis, and argumentation. ENG 102 is offered in the spring semester.

MAT 110 - Introduction to Algebraic Functions. Prerequisite: Algebra II and teacher recommendation. Algebraic modeling with linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, equations, and inequalities will be covered in the class. MAT 110 is offered in the fall semester.

MAT 114 – College Algebra. Prerequisite: MAT 110 with a grade of “C” or better. This class is offered in the spring. Real and complex numbers, integer and rational exponents, polynomial and rational equations and inequalities, graphs of functions and relations, exponential and logarithmic functions. Use of graphing calculators will be covered in the class. MAT 114 is offered in the spring semester.

PHY 101 - Conceptual Physics. Prerequisite: Science department approval and the minimum ACT subscores: English 18, Math 19, and Reading 20. Conceptual approach to topics such as kinematics, Newtonian mechanics, electricity, magnetism, and optics. PHY 101 is a full-year course.

EKU Application

Go to and click on ‘Apply to EKU Dual Credit’ on the left side of the webpage to begin the application. 
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 EKU transcript to the college you plan to attend once your final grades are posted. 

Please follow the directions outlined on EKU’s website -

How much does dual credit cost?

Each credit hour costs $75. Most classes are three 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]
  2. Click on the ‘MyKHEAA’ link to access your account.
  3. Click on the ’Set preferences’ link for each scholarship program that appears on your Current Account Information screen. 
  4. Follow the instructions to complete your Dual Credit Scholarship Application. Click the ‘Submit Scholarship Request’ button when you are finished. 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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