Dual Credit Programs at Treasure Valley Community College

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Treasure Valley Community College provides numerous opportunities for area high school students  to earn college credits while still in high school. Please review the following programs to find out how you can get a jump start on your college career at reduced tuition costs.

In order for you to receive a TVCC student ID number and register for dual credit classes, please complete the free dual credit form below and get started earning credits!

Dual Credit Form



These honors classes are taught on the high school campus by qualified high school instructors. Students are given both High School and College credit. Cost through TVCC is $40 per credit in Oregon and $45 per credit in Idaho. The registration process is facilitated through the high school teacher. Students can sign up for as many Col-Cred classes as are offered at each individual high school.

Please see the following Col-Cred Student Handbook for more details


College Choice

Treasure Valley Community College offers local high school students the opportunity to enroll in one college course each quarter - without the expense of tuition! One week prior to the beginning of each term, students are able to sign up for any of TVCC's classes that still have seats available. Both online and live classes are eligible for College Choice. The costs and fees are only $22/credit plus the expense of books, if required.

Who Qualifies for the College Choice Program?

  • Must have at least Junior credit standing (starting summer of Sophomore year)
  • Must have High School cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

College Choice Checklist

  • Treasure Valley Community College Dual Credit Application for Admission at: www.tvcc.cc/dualcredit
  • COLLEGE CHOICE Concurrent Enrollment Approval Form - Submit each quarter student attends TVCC.
  • Transcripts. Submit official high school transcripts with Concurrent Enrollment Approval Form each quarter.
  • COMPASS Placement Test - www.tvcc.cc/current/testingcenter
  • Registration for class. Each quarter, students meet with an advisor for class selection and advisor signature on Concurrent Enrollment Form.
  • Submit all materials to the Student Services Center when meeting with TVCC advisor.

College Choice 2016/2017 Registration Dates:

           June 13-17

           Classes begin June 20
           September 19-23

           Classes begin September 26

January 2-6
           Classes begin January 9
    March 27-31
           Classes begin April 3


College Access:

Local High Schools are given a number of "slots" for select TVCC online classes: Ontario (11), Vale (5), Nyssa (6), Burns (5), Adrian (3), Jordan Valley (3), Harper (2), and Huntington (2). The registration process is facilitated through the high school counselor for one of the following classes: Psychology (8), Sociology (6), Art 101 (8), Music 101 (8), and Speech 111 (7). Cost through TVCC is $45 per credit. Text books are checked out through Malheur ESD. Only one class per student per TVCC quarter (fall, winter, spring). College Access requirements are that students must be a Junior or Senior and have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.

Registration for College Access is administered through Malheur County ESD. For more information about this dual credit opportunity, please contact Chris Paulsen at (541) 473-3138 ext. 4855 or Chris.Paulsen@malesd.k12.or.us.

2+2 Program:

The TVCC 2+2 Program is a CTE (Career and Technical Education) Program that offers high school students free college credit in CTE classes taught in the high schools by high school instructors. The college credit is free and the registration process is facilitated by the high school teacher. All high school students (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors) can take these classes. For more information on the 2+2 program, please go to: http://www.tvcc.cc/academics/cte/2plus2.cfm.

Eastern Promise:

Eastern Promise is a collaboration between Eastern Oregon University, Blue Mountain Community College, Treasure Valley Community College, InterMountain Education Service District, and school districts in Eastern Oregon. TVCC currently has course offerings in Chemistry, Math, and History of Western Civilizations. Cost for Eastern Promise classes is $40 per credit.

For more information on how to earn college credit with TVCC while still in high school, please contact Stephanie Oester at (541) 881-5806 or soester@tvcc.cc.