High School Dual Enrollment
Dual enrollment is a program that allows high school students (usually juniors and seniors) to enroll in college courses for credit prior to high school graduation. College credits earned through dual enrollment can be simultaneously applied toward high school and college graduation and can be transferred to other colleges or universities.
What are the benefits of dual enrollment?
The benefits of dual enrollment are numerous. First, dual enrollment allows students to transition from high school to college easily. Students can get a taste of what college is like without being completely overwhelmed with a whole new environment. They can ascertain how their high school classes compare to college courses and how college professors differ from high school teachers. Dual enrollment also provides high school students with a wider range of courses so they have the opportunity to explore different fields before declaring a major. These classes also offer a chance for students who do not qualify to take AP or IB classes to demonstrate a more rigorous courseload on their transcripts. Finally, one of the biggest benefits of dual enrollment is that it allows students to accumulate credits prior to entering college so they will be able to graduate from college early or on time.