Online Dual Enrollment
Students enroll in an online course through Peru State College that is taught by a
Peru State instructor, while having a high school mentor who will monitor students'
progress and provide assistance and guidance when needed. Online courses utilize Blackboard
as the education platform. Students receive credit for the coursework from both their
high school and Peru State College.
Online Course Listings & Textbooks
Please see the course listing above for specific deadlines. We encourage students
to apply early as courses may fill quickly. Enrollments are on a first-come, first-served
Students must meet the following criteria to participate in the Dual Enrollment program at Peru State College:
- Be juniors or seniors;
- Be chosen carefully and recommended by the high school academic staff;
- Meet the prerequisites of the courses;
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 'B' or its equivalent or better; or rank
in the top half of their high school class; or earn an ACT composite score of at least
twenty (20) or an equivalent score on another valid assessment.
Students will be required to complete the online Dual Enrollment Application and turn in the signed Parent Authorization Form. High School Counselors will be required to complete a Counselor approval process.
The Peru State College Online Bookstore has online textbook information available on their website. Students should have their course department, number and section on hand when visiting
this site. Students must purchase their textbooks prior to the start of the course.
Information on Dual Enrollment tuition can be found here.
The Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship is available to Dual Enrollment Students, by the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. To be eligible, students must qualify for one of the federal benefit programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC), Free or Reduced Price Lunches, or other extreme hardship.
Applications may be submitted online at https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/ACE. Students should apply for the ACE Scholarship as soon as the application is available each semester; the application and deadline dates can be found on the ACE website. We encourage students to apply for the ACE Scholarship early in the semester as the funds each year are limited. If a student applies for and is denied the ACE Scholarship or if the funds have been used up for that year, it is the student’s responsibility to pay all tuition fees to Peru State College.
Blackboard & Student Email Information
Student Email access:
ALL STUDENTS will be required to use the college-issued student email account.
USERNAME: Student's first name, dot, last name (no spaces) and then the first five numbers of their student ID (ex: john.doe12345)
PASSWORD: If it is your first time logging in to your PSC email account, your password for Office 365 can be found by clicking on the messages link on your myPSC dashboard. You will be asked to set a new password upon your first log in.
USERNAME: NUID, no dashes or spaces
PASSWORD: Same password used to log in to myPSC
All new students will be required to complete a Blackboard Orientation. This Orientation will
walk students through how to navigate Blackboard. Once a student has enrolled in an
online course, they will be enrolled in the Orientation which needs to be completed
before the course start date.
Blackboard Training Visit
Once students are registered for courses, at the request of the high school, a Blackboard
training visit can be arranged. This request needs to be submitted before the class
start date. During this visit, a member of the College’s Distance Education & Online
Services department will visit your school and assist students with logging in to
Blackboard, the online course system utilized by the College. In addition, students
will be introduced to the student email account that must be utilized throughout the
course which is operated through the College’s email system. This email account will
be the primary means of communicating with students by the college and faculty members.
For Blackboard-related technical issues, please call the Distance Education & Online
Services Department at 402-872-2386 or email BBTechSupport@peru.edu. For after-hours assistance, you may also call the Blackboard Tech Support Line (9
a.m. to 9 p.m. CT, daily) at 402-819-8181.