Dual Credit

Dual Credit Enrollment

Welcome to the Dual Credit Enrollment webpage. The information here will be helpful for:

  • High school students who are interested in enrolling in a dual credit (also known as dual status) class at Lake Area Technical College
  • Parents of students interested in enrolling in dual credit classes
  • High school counselors or administrators

If you’re a high school student who is interested in gaining knowledge in an area of study at Lake Area Technical College, then dual credit enrollment might be an option for you. Dual credit enrollment means high school juniors and seniors can enroll in one of many classes right here at Lake Area Technical College (on-campus and/or online) and potentially earn college credit toward your desired career area. Click on these links for more information:

2020 Fall Course Offerings 

2020 Spring Course Offerings (For planning purposes only – may change for the 2020-2021 school year)

2020 Summer Course Offerings

Dual Credit Application

Click here for Dual Credit Application: https://my.lakeareatech.edu/ICS/Admissions/Lake Area Technical College_Dual_Credit_Application

Information needed in addition to your online application.  Your application will not be processed until the following materials are submitted:

  • Click here for the Dual Credit approval form: https://www.lakeareatech.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20-21Dual-Enrollment-Approval-Form-fillable-1.pdf
  • This form must be signed by the student, a parent/guardian, and a school official. Please print and submit via email, mail or fax.
  • High School Transcript
  • Registration for any course marked with a T (ENGL101T, MATH114T, PSYC101T, SPCM101T, ECON201/202T, SOC100T, etc.) will need verification of qualification based on the SD Board of Regents GPA, class rank or ACT/Accuplacer/Smarter Balance testing requirements. MATH114T must have a 20 MATH ACT, 255 QAS Math Accuplacer or a 3 on the Smarter Balance math portion. ENGL101T must have an 18 English ACT, 263 Writing Accuplacer or 3 on the Smarter Balance English portion. Please provide either an ACT, Accuplacer or smarter balance score if it is not included on your transcript. This information can be emailed, mailed, or faxed to Lee Quale, contact information below. You will not be registered for courses until these materials are received. Once all information is submitted and your application is processed you will receive a emailed confirmation with your username and password to access your course schedule and additional portal and email information. We are excited to have you as a Lake Area Technical College student and hope you have a terrific experience!

Thank you!

Lee Quale
Retention and Dual Credit Coordinator
Lake Area Technical College
1201 Arrow Avenue
PO Box 730
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-5284 Ext. 220
(800) 657-4344

Frequently Asked Questions For Accepted Students

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As a parent of a potential dual credit student, you most likely have questions regarding your child becoming a dual credit student. Below you’ll find a link to some of the most common questions parents have about this process.

Frequently Asked Questions For Parents of Dual Credit Students


High School Counselors or Administrators
High school counselors or administrators play an important role in helping the high school student become a successful dual credit student. Below are some helpful links to information related to the process.

Career Interest Inventory

Successful Online Student Survey