Dual Enrollment and Early College
For Southwest Montana High School Students
Our Dual Enrollment courses offer Southwest Montana resident high school students an opportunity to earn high school and college credit at the same time. We invite anyone seeking an authentic college experience in a supportive setting to participate in our program, and we offer options for both Career and Technical Education (CTE) and general education. Dual Enrollment courses typically take placeat local high schools. Students may also take Early College courses on our campus or online, however availiability is limited and only college credit is earned.
Dual Enrollment: Both college credit and high school credit are earned through an approved DE class in an accredited high school
Students enrolled at qualifying, accreditated high schools are eligible to enroll in courses pre-designated as Dual Enrollment. The course list and availability differs from school to school, with a focus on Career and Technical Education (CTE) and some general education. These courses are set up for students to earn high school and colelge credit at the same time. Students must be 16 years of age when they enroll. Please check with your school counselor for available courses.
Early College: High school student enrolls in a Gallatin College course
High school students interested in enrolling in a Gallatin College course may select the "Early College" option in the DE Gateway (see application below) to view the courses available for high school students to enroll in each semester. In most cases, students will only earn college credit. Students must be 16 years of age when they enroll.
Fall 2022 online course offerings:
- NUTR 221CS (section 897) - Basic Human Nutrition
- WRIT 101 (068 or 087) – College Writing
- MUSI 203IA (098) –American Popular Music
- PHL 101IH (898) - Into to Philosophy: Reason and Reality
- HDFS 101IS (898) - Individual and Family Development: Lifespan
Please Note: Courses are available on a first-come first-served basis. If you do not see a course of interest, we encourage you to consider MSU Early Admissions (link below).
Early Admissions: High school student enrolls in a MSU course
High school students interested in enrolling in an MSU course will need to apply separately through MSU admissions and follow the "Early Admissions" requirements.
Dual Enrollment and Early College Benefits:
- It doesn't get any cheaper than this:
Through the One-Two-FREE initiative, the Montana University System covers students' tuition for two dual enrollment or early college (on campus) courses.
After that, students still pay only half-price tuition - just under $56 per credit
- with no university fees.
Important: Once your dual enrollment course(s) registration is processed, in approximately 10 days you will receive an email notice on any applicable pending tuition balance charges you are officially responsible for (i.e., credits not covered under the One-Two-Free program.) For assistance with dual enrollment/early college course billing or payment, please contact MSU Student Accounts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (406)994-1991.
- Hit the ground running:
Dual enrollment and early college credits transfer throughout the Montana University System and to accredited institutions nationwide, so students save time and money toward completing a degree.
- Give college a try:
Dual enrollment students challenge themselves by taking college-level classes, but they receive plenty of help and encouragement from their teachers and peers. This positive environment empowers all participants to learn, grow, and discover their passion.
Frequently Asked Questions
Begin the Application Process
Step 1a - Dual Enrollment:
Inquire about High-School Courses
Step 1b - Early College:
Inquire about Online or College Campus Courses
Review the online or Gallatin College campus options listed above. If you need additional information please compete an inquiry form.
Step 2: Submit an Application
NOTE: If you experience any issues with the new DE Gateway application below, please view
the student or instructor guides or send an email to Dual Enrollment & Career Pathways and our DE Gateway IT team will assist you.
College and Career Pathway Information
We encourage you to check out Montana Career Pathways to learn about in-demand jobs right here in Montana as well as the relevant coursework and professional preparation that will lead you to these fulfilling well-paying careers! Gallatin College is invested in positive student outcomes and strengthening Montana's economy.