In 2012, Virginia House Bill 1184 passed mandating that “each institution within the Virginia Community College System shall develop agreements for postsecondary degree attainment with the public high schools in the school divisions that they serve.” Virginia Western provides a pathway for students to complete the AS General Studies and the Uniform Certificate of General Studies concurrently with a high school diploma.
This rigorous pathway can be accomplished using a combination of dual enrollment classes offered at the high schools, AP/IB exam credit and classes offered on the VWCC campus. Students interested in participating in this pathway must complete the Dual Enrollment HB1184 Declaration of Intent form (PDF). Contact the high school guidance department or the VWCC Dual Enrollment Office to learn more about this program.
The General Studies, AS degree and the Uniform Certificate of General Studies best align with the high school curriculum and dual enrollment courses taught at the high school. However, students who seek to major in a more specialized area may find that the courses offered in the Regional Academy for high school students a better option. Additionally, high school aged students may seek to work on courses that are part of VWCC’s other program of study pathways. Please refer to the programs listed in our online catalog to explore the many ways that VWCC can help students meet their career goals.
Governor’s Scholar Plans (HB1184)
Students who seek to earn a degree while in high school must submit the HB1184 Intent Form (PDF). The form must be signed by the student, parent, school counselor and the VWCC Dual Enrollment Coordinator.
The pathways noted below are SAMPLES that show possible dual enrollment classes offered by area school divisions. That may change based on high school faculty availability. The VWCC online catalog has the official degree/certificate graduation requirements. Please refer to that when making course selections.
All documents are in PDF format unless otherwise indicated.
A.S. General Studies Plans
- Botetourt County Public Schools
- Craig County Public Schools
- Franklin County Public Schools
- Roanoke City Public Schools
- Roanoke County Public Schools
- Salem City Public Schools
Uniform Certificate of General Studies
- Dual Enrollment Home
- Register for Dual Enrollment
- Campus Online Orientation
- Governor’s Scholar Program (HB1184)
- Blue Ridge Partnership Funding
- Regional Academy
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Dual Enrollment Forms
- Enrollment Admission Criteria
- Tutoring & Student Services
- Disability Services
- Grades, Transcripts, Drops, Withdrawals & Records
- Information for High Schools
Dr. Kathryn H. Beard
Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Fishburn Hall F125C
3093 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
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