• Dual Enrollment - MiraCosta & Palomar CC

    Contact: Your Counselors

    As a high school student you have the ability to take MiraCosta College courses. Your high school may even give you credit towards your high school graduation requirements!

    These courses are taught by MiraCosta & Palomar Community College faculty and are open to all high school students attending El Camino High School, Oceanside High School, and Surfside. Students do not pay for the courses, books, or materials. 

    OUSD students can earn credits towards certificates, degrees, and earn university transferable credit (4-year & 2-year), and UC and/or CSU a-g credit as well. 

    Below, is a sample of typical courses offered, (these are subject to change, check with your Counselor on what is available):

    Please feel free to reach out to your School Counselor to answer any specific questions pertaining to your student/their schedule.


    Sign-up Process: Course Registration Steps

    Refer to the student checklist for tips and tools when completing these steps:

    1. Submit Dual Enrollment Intent to Enroll form (by January 15th)

    2. Apply to MiraCosta College for the term you will be enrolled in a MiraCosta course (even if you have applied in the past.) This is a 2-part process: (1) Create CCC Apply account (2) Submit MiraCosta Application. (by January 15th). Use the application checklist to see what information you will need in order to complete the application.

    3. Obtain SURF ID: At MiraCosta College we call our Student ID a ‘SURF ID’. This will be emailed to the student after submitting the admissions application. This is not the CCCID number students see after creating a CCC Apply account.

    4. Submit a Request for a Concurrent/Dual Registration Permit to receive your customized Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Permit after obtaining the SURF ID from MiraCosta.

    5. Submit required Concurrent/Dual Registration Permit emailed to you by Admissions & Records.   MiraCosta College Admissions and Records will email this form to all parties (student, parent, principal) required to sign electronically. No printing required.

    • Dual Enrollment (High School + College Credit)

      OHS Fall Dual Enrollment courses are now available...Fall/Spring 2022-23 Dual Enrollment - Intent to Enroll

      What Is Dual Enrollment?

      Dual enrollment is an arrangement that allows high school students to take college classes at their high schools before, during, or after the school day. Students get credit for both a high school course and the college course—that’s why it’s called dual enrollment.

      As a high school student, you can take college courses with your high school peers, explore different areas of study, start building your college transcript, and save money (tuition is FREE for dual enrollment students). Unlike AP courses, no exams outside of class are needed to receive college credit, just earn a passing grade in the course.   

      Dual enrollment is for everyone, not just AP-track students! You can learn more by watching this short video.

      Currently, MiraCosta offers dual enrollment at Oceanside Unified School District, Carlsbad Unified School District, and San Dieguito Union High School District. View the current Dual Enrollment Class Schedule.

      OUSD students are earning College Credit in the following classes:

      • Career and Life Planning
      • Child Development and Teach2Learn
      • Computer Science
      • Intro to Design
      • Hospitality Management
      • Math 
      • World Music

      Click HERE for more information! 

      Click HERE to learn more or to enroll in dual enrollment today !