The National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships defines dual-credit courses as “the opportunity for high school students to take college credit-bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers.”
It may seem obvious, but it is worth making clear what exactly dual credit means. Dual credits allow students to earn credit that goes toward both high school and university graduation requirements. Dual credits appear on both high school and university transcripts. Students will receive an official transcript from said university.