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Dual Enrollment on the Rise


More and more motivated high school students are getting a jump on college education through dual enrollment. Dual enrollment allows high school students – typically juniors and seniors – to take postsecondary courses while enrolled in high school.

There are many advantages to dual enrollment. Credits can be earned at a free or reduced rate, decreasing the overall student debt. Students who come to college with multiple credits may end up graduating early, giving them a head start into their young careers.

Dual enrollment can also give disadvantaged students the opportunity to take college courses through state programs, reducing financial burden.

Students considering dual enrollment should meet with a guidance counselor to discuss requirements, as they vary by state.

Would you have been interested in dual enrollment as a high school student?