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Dual Enrollment at Whitworth

The dual enrollment program at Whitworth University provides an opportunity for high-achieving high school students in the Spokane area to take two college courses per semester (fall and spring semesters only) during their junior and senior years of high school. Whitworth's dual enrollment program is similar to Running Start, but students only attend Whitworth part time and pay for credits at a reduced rate. 

Students who are at least 16 years of age and have a 3.75 cumulative high school GPA are encouraged to participate in the program.

Interested students must submit the following items to be considered for admission to Whitworth's dual enrollment program:

  • Dual Enrollment Program Application Form;
  • Official high school transcript;
  • Letter of recommendation from a school counselor or teacher recommending participation in Whitworth's dual enrollment program.

The Whitworth Office of Admissions will notify dual enrollment applicants about their admission to the program within three weeks of the application being complete.

Course enrollment is contingent upon available classroom space. Dual enrollment students can register beginning in August for fall semester and beginning in December for spring semester. Dual enrollment is not available for Jan Term or summer. Dual enrollment students should consult Whitworth's online catalog to identify courses available during their desired term of enrollment. Please keep in mind students must complete all prerequisites, or demonstrate equivalent proficiency, to register for courses with prerequisites. Dual enrollment students cannot petition to enroll in classes that are full or closed.

Dual enrollment courses are available at a significantly reduced rate of $170 per credit, plus applicable course fees. Financial aid, tuition remission and payment plans are not available for dual enrollment students. Payment in full must be made before the first day of class. Payment can be made to the student financial services office in McEachran Hall between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

If you have questions, please contact Hannah Mumm by emailing or calling 509.777.4870.