Dual Credit

Dual Credit Request Process:

LEAs and Charter Schools must submit the following materials in ADA compliant format: 

  • Letter of intent (to include the name(s) of the higher education institutions)
  • A copy of the cooperative agreement or Memo of Understanding (MOU) between the local district(s) and/or charter school and higher education institutions
  • List of proposed in alpha numerical order (to include correct course titles) and the name of the institution providing the course(s)
  • Supporting documentation for proposed course list: course descriptions, syllabus, etc.

All documents must be submitted electronically and as ADA compliant. Otherwise, documents will be returned to the requestor for revision.

*Note that the following course types will not be approved, and any submission including these course types in the application packet will cause a delay in the review process.   

  • Remedial and developmental courses (i.e., no course(s) with a code under 100).
  • Course(s) that are deemed inappropriate for high school students due to the content being of a mature nature.
  • Courses such as internships and special topics are not allowable due to a lack of connection to the Nevada Academic Content Standards.
  • Physical Education (PE) activity classes such as yoga, basketball, and weightlifting.
  • Any course that does not lead to the completion of a credential, certificate, and/or degree.

All documents should be submitted to Mary Holsclaw at mholsclaw@doe.nv.gov. 

Nevada Revised Statue:

NRS 389.160 Credit toward graduation from high school for courses taken at community college, state college or university.

  1. A pupil enrolled in high school, including, without limitation, a pupil enrolled in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 in a charter school or a pupil enrolled in a program designed to meet the requirements of an adult standard diploma, who successfully completes a course of education offered by a community college, state college or university in this State which has been approved pursuant to subsection 2, must be allowed to apply the credit received for the course so completed to the total number of credits required for graduation from the high school or the charter school in which the pupil is enrolled or the credits required for receipt of an adult standard diploma, as applicable.
  2. With the approval of the State Board, the board of trustees of each county school district and the governing body of each charter school shall prescribe the courses for which credits may be received pursuant to subsection 1, including occupational courses for academic credit, and the amount of credit allowed for the completion of those courses.
  3. The State Board must not unreasonably limit the number of dual credit courses in which a pupil may enroll or for which a pupil may receive credit.


Mary Holsclaw


    Senate Bill 160 provides allowance for districts and charter schools to request dual credit course approval for courses offered by an out-of-state institution of higher education, provided the course is not being offered by a Nevada State Higher Education Institution.