Sophomore Participation Policy

Dual Enrollment coursework is restricted to high school juniors and seniors. Because admitting sophomores is considered exceptional, the college-ready status of each prospective sophomore student will be treated on a case-by-case basis. An exceptional sophomore would be a student who is in an honors or gifted program at the time they request permission to take dual enrollment courses. Permission to participate in Elite Learning courses will require approval from the community college. Requests by the secondary school for exceptions must be forwarded to the Dual Enrollment Coordinator, along with relevant academic information regarding the student. The request must demonstrate that the student has met established placement criteria and is ready both academically and emotionally for college-level coursework. Each community college may require different paperwork. Contact the following Dual Enrollment Coordinators for more information:

  •  VHCC:  Pat Farmer at
  •  WCC:   Josh Floyd at
  •  SVCC: Christina Rimmer at
  •  MECC: Melissa McKinney at

The Southwest Virginia Education and Training Network does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.