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Officials at Gardner-Webb and Gaston (N.C.) Christian School (GCS) Announce Dual Enrollment

Dr. Marc Stout, left, head of Gaston Christian School, and Dr. William Downs, GWU president, shake hands after signing the agreement
Dr. Marc Stout, head of Gaston (N.C.) Christian School, left, shakes hands with Dr. William Downs, GWU president, after signing the Concurrent (Dual) Enrollment Agreement.

Cost-Saving Program Allows GCS Students to Earn College Credit at GWU

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Following their ongoing commitment to provide an affordable, world-class Christian education, officials at Gardner-Webb University have signed a Concurrent (Dual) Enrollment Agreement with Gaston (N.C.) Christian School (GSC). For the 2021-2022 school year, GWU and GSC are offering classes that can be taken concurrently for GCS high school credit and GWU college credit.

“I am grateful to Dr. Marc Stout and his team at Gaston Christian for the wonderful partnership we have just initiated,” shared GWU President Dr. William Downs. “We’ve been developing this program for some months now, and it is nice to see it come to full fruition. Strengthening the ties between our two institutions is a clear win-win, and we certainly hope to create a pathway for students from GCS to GWU that will be frequently traveled in the years to come.” 

The GCS classes eligible for concurrent high school and college credit are:

  • (GCS) A.P. Statistics = (GWU) Fundamentals of Statistics and Probability (MATH 105)
  • (GCS) Honors Psychology = (GWU) General Psychology (PSYC 201)

Students have the potential to earn up to a maximum of 27 credit hours through Gardner-Webb. To take part in concurrent (dual) enrollment, GCS students will need to complete a concurrent enrollment application for Gardner-Webb, pay the $195 tuition fee for each course they are taking and complete the course at GCS with a B average or better. The students will receive official credit from Gardner-Webb, a fully-accredited university, granting three credit hours for each course. This program is cost-effective for families, because the $195 tuition fee for each three-hour course is usually more like $750-$1,000 per single credit hour at most private colleges and universities.

Students will be enrolled in their GCS class for the full school year with enrollment in the concurrent college course at Gardner-Webb being for the 2022 Spring Semester. Beginning in November, students may submit an application and the fee to Gardner-Webb, which must be received by Jan. 31, 2022.

For more information, call (800) 253-6472 or email [email protected]

Officials of Gaston (N.C.) Christian School and Gardner-Webb pose after signing the agreement.

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to six professional schools, 14 academic departments, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at

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