General Education Credits

North Dakota Center for Distance Education (NDCDE) has partnered with Bismarck State College (BSC) to provide students with the opportunity to earn high school and college credit for the same course. The qualifications needed to take college courses from BSC are listed below:


  • Must be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • Must have at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA (Mandan requires 3.0).
  • Must meet any course placement score and/or prerequisites to enroll.
  • Permission from parent/legal guardian and high school designee.

Enrollment and Registration

NDCDE requires students to complete an application to determine their eligibility for dual credit courses. This process begins with students, parents, or schools completing the NDCDE Dual Credit Inquiry form. This form must be completed before selecting and checking out with one of these courses in the NDCDE store.

Start here: NDCDE Dual Credit Inquiry form

Once NDCDE has verified a student is eligible for dual credit, it will provide instructions on completing the BSC application process. You can also learn more about this process on the BSC Dual Credit webpage.

Summer 2024 Courses

  • CIS 147: Principles of Information Security, Instructor: Shannay Witte

Through a federal grant, this course is free to the first 30 students who register. NDCDE will cover the BSC application fee, tuition and fees, and the cost of the course’s electronic textbook.

Registration and other course deadlines:

  • Course start and end date: 06/03/24 to 07/28/24
  • Last day to add/drop: 06/05/24
  • Last day to withdraw: 07/01/24

For more information on BSC dates and deadlines, visit here.