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ETSU Dual Enrollment | Buc Start


The Office of Admissions

P.O. Box 70731
Johnson City, TN 37614
1-423-439-4213 or 1-800-462-3878
Fax: 1-423-439-4630

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual enrollment allows you to take college courses while in high school, and earn credit for high school and college concurrently. Completed dual enrollment courses will appear on both your high school and college transcripts.

Why do Dual Enrollment at ETSU?

  • Dual enrollment at ETSU is cost-effective. Scholarships are available to make ETSU the lowest-cost dual enrollment institution in the region for qualifying students.
  • There are a wide variety of classes to choose from, and you can benefit from ETSU’s exclusive Buc Start program—an optional way to get ahead in an academic focus area.
  • ETSU dual enrollment students get a student ID that gives access to state-of-the-art university facilities including the Sherrod Library, the Basler Center for Physical Activity, and the Culp student center (currently being renovated)
  • Access to various campus events including concerts and sporting events
  • Access to student discounts at local businesses

What is Buc Start?

Buc Start empowers you to begin a curriculum of coursework along a specific academic track. There are many Buc Start pathways from which to choose. Completing a series of courses will put you ahead when you begin your freshman year. Buc Start provides high-achieving students an academic challenge and the opportunity to choose from academic focus areas that are not available at their schools. You can choose to take individual dual enrollment courses or to follow a Buc Start academic focus curriculum.

Why do Buc Start?

  • Buc Start will save you both time and money.
  • Earn up to two semesters’ worth of college work prior to entering college as a first-time freshman.
  • The dual enrollment tuition rate is lower than the tuition rate for traditional students. Substantial scholarship discounts are available to eligible dual enrollment students.

How to get started?

To get started with East Tennessee State University Dual Enrollment program you will need to complete an ETSU application and a Dual Enrollment Packet. Ready to get started?

Dual Enrollment Process Steps

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