DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota high school sophomores now
may take courses for college credit while they're still in high
North Dakota's Board of Higher Education has extended
``dual-credit'' courses to sophomores. Before, only juniors and
seniors could take dual credits.
Dickinson High School counselor Maxine Hauck says the credits
are usually good at any college in North Dakota's university
But Hauck says the classes may count only toward the total
number of hours a student needs to graduate. A dual credit may not
substitute for a specific college class.
As many as 60 Dickinson High School students are taking
dual-credit courses this year.
Dickinson State University charges $199 per credit hour for
dual-credit classes. Most courses are for three credits each.