Dual credit is the term given to courses in which high school students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. Dual credit courses are taught by high school faculty, adjunct college faculty or college faculty either at the high school, at the college or university, or sometimes through online courses or distance education. Dual credit is offered by both state and independent (private, regionally accredited) colleges and universities.

Shawe Memorial Jr/Sr High School has a dual credit partnership with Ivy Tech Community College. All dual credit courses are taught by Shawe faculty on our campus. Shawe faculty must meet Ivy Tech credentialing requirements and the course syllabus must be aligned with the corresponding course at Ivy Tech. Students who meet prerequisites (PSAT, SAT, ACT, or Knowledge Assessment scores) and who earn at least a C average in the course will earn Ivy Tech college credit in addition to Shawe high school credit.

Students have the opportunity to earn dual credit for the following courses. Refer to the Shawe Grading System for details about how dual credit courses are weighted in regards to GPA.

Shawe Course Ivy Tech Community College Course
AP Language & Composition ENGL 111: English Composition
Creative Writing ENGL 202: Creative Writing
AP Literature & Composition ENGL 206: Introduction to Literature
Pre-Calculus (Adv. Math College Credit) MATH 136: College Algebra
Trigonometry MATH 137: Trigonometry w/Analytical Geometry
AP Calculus AB MATH 211: Calculus I
Introduction to Engineering PLTW DESN 102: Technical Graphics
Principles of Engineering PLTW DESN 104: Mechanical Graphics
Digital Electronics PLTW EECT 112: Digital Fundamentals

Students may request their dual credit Ivy Tech transcript be creating a new account at www.parchment.com

The Indiana Core Transfer Library (CTL) Indiana has developed the Core Transfer Library (CTL) – a list of courses that will transfer among all Indiana public college and university campuses, assuming adequate grades. Click Here


High schools offering the Indiana College Core must copy and paste the information in this section (including links) to their website by September 1, 2023.

Indiana College Core
Do you want to get a head start on college? The Indiana College Core allows high school students to earn 30 general education credits that can be transferred as a block to any public college or university in Indiana, as well as some private institutions. In other words, students who earn the College Core in high school may already be finished with their first year of college at a fraction of the cost. To learn more about the Indiana College Core and put together your plan, use My College Core (mycollegecore.org) and work closely with your school counselor.

What is FAFSA?

The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the most important document for determining if you’re eligible for financial aid — money to help you pay for education and training beyond high school. The easiest way to file the FAFSA is online at FAFSA.gov.

After you file your FAFSA, your college will be able to tell you which scholarships and grants you could receive as well as how much money you can borrow in federal loans. To find out more about the FAFSA, including what kinds of state financial aid is available, check out Learn More Indiana’s FAFSA guide for Hoosiers.

Contact Learn More Indiana and get connected with specialists who can answer your questions.