Dual Enrollment Courses
Dual Enrollment Courses
What is Dual Enrollment (DE)?

Dual enrollment is an acceleration mechanism that allows students to pursue an advanced curriculum relevant to their individual postsecondary interests.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, college credit earned prior to high school graduation reduces the average time-to-degree and increases the likelihood of graduation for the students who participate in these programs. There is great potential to further engage and motivate students to take academically rigorous courses that capture their interests. There is also evidence that dual enrollment increases academic performance and educational attainment.

Key points include the following:

  1. Academic readiness, social maturity and motivation

  2. Not yet graduated from high school

  3. Meet GPA (3.0 unweighted) and college-ready test score eligibility requirements

  4. School guidance counselor recommendation and parent(s)/legal guardian(s) approval

  5. Successfully complete courses with a "C" or better

  6. Beginning of your permanent college transcript

  7. Receiving both high school and college credit for the course(s) completed via

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