College Credit in High School

High school students have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Students who meet the requirements can take certain courses for both high school and college credit through Dakota College at Bottineau. We offer a variety of options for you to take college credits in high school; our courses are offered over Interactive Video Network (IVN or ITV) and online. In some schools, you can take courses at your own high school from one of your own teachers.

LEAP and LEAP Beyond Programs

Designed for high schools, LEAP allows high school students to earn a college certificate alongside their high school diploma. Students can also earn an associate degree alongside their high school diploma through LEAP Beyond. Check out the fact sheets below for more details!


Dropping a Class

Any student wishing to drop a course must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the College Credit in High School Drop Form. Students must have their signature, a parent or guardian signature, and a high school administrator signature.
  2. Return the form to the Distance Education Office by email, fax, or mail. Email or fax is preferred.

College Credit in High School Benefits

  • Cost Savings - Discount rate on college coursework
    • 2023-2024 College Credit in High School Tuition Rates
      • Unsubsidized Rate -  $153.96 per credit (Qualified instructor paid in full by DCB)
      • Subsidized Rate -  $89.43 per credit (Qualified instructor is paid by the high school)
  • Time Savings - Complete college courses BEFORE attending college
  • Ease of Transfer - General education courses transfer to any college or university in the North Dakota University System
  • Flexible Delivery - Students can take courses over ITV or online
  • Scholarship Opportunities:
    • Bank of ND Scholarship - Eligible students can receive up to two free classes per academic year.  Students must qualify for free or reduced meals at their high school.
    • ND Dual Credit Tuition Scholarship - Available after high school graduation and students must complete at least one semester at a North Dakota institution. Additional information can be found here:

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Stacy Allard
Distance Education Specialist


Abby Bristol
Administrative Assistant