Opportunities for College Credit in High School


  • Dual Enrollment provides opportunities for high school students to take college courses while still in high school.
  • Students take Dual Enrollment courses for either Dual Credit or College Credit Only.
  • Dual Credit courses award high school and college credit simultaneously for the same course. College Credit Only courses award college credit (and not high school credit) for a college course.
  • Montana University System colleges and universities offer Dual Enrollment courses via two delivery models: Early College and Concurrent Enrollment.


  • One-Two-Free offers two dual enrollment courses, or up to six credits, through the MUS to all eligible students for FREE.
  • One-Two-Free launched in August 2018 as a pilot program funded by the MUS to increase access to higher education for high school students, reduce education costs for Montana families, and enhance student success.
  • One-Two-Free also allows students who demonstrate hardship to apply for a scholarship to cover tuition for additional Dual Enrollment courses.

By the Numbers

  • 32% of eligible enrolled high school students received college credit in the 2021-2023 school year
  • $2,000+ can be saved in tuition at a two-year school for 6 dual enrollment credits
  • 6,578 students enrolled in Dual Enrollment in the 2021-2022 school year 

Dual Enrollment Data

MUS Strategic Plan
+ Success Agenda Goal No. 2 (Dual Enrollment -- Increase awareness, capacity, and opportunities for dual enrollment in Montana)