Steps to Dual Enrollment
Talk to your School Counselor
Interested in earning college credits while still in high school? Talk to your school counselor to see what dual enrollment courses you are eligible for. Explore the options of an academic or a technical dual enrollment course and find what is the best fit for you.
Complete a Dual Enrollment Application
Decide which dual enrollment course(s) you want to register and apply for. Be sure to check the eligibility requirements and talk to your school counselor about how to apply.
Prepare For Your Course
Now that you’ve been admitted, check to see if there are any additional materials or textbooks that should be purchased. Most do not require any additional materials, but they do require your focus and preparation. Happy studying!
Finalize Your Documentation
After you're done, gather evidence of your hard work by getting your transcript.
Benefits of Dual Enrollment
Experience Two Schools at Once
Dual enrollment means enrollment in high school and college at the same time!
Save Time & Money
Complete college-level courses while in high school to increase the chance of graduating college early.
Potential Certification or Degree
It’s possible to earn certifications in high-demand, high-wage professions before graduating high school. Some students even gain an associate’s degree alongside their high school diploma.
Experience Campus Life
Attending classes on a college campus means experiencing campus life, like the extra curricular spaces, green spaces, auditoriums, fitness centers, and the cafeteria.
Earn Transferable Credits
Many courses are transferable to colleges and universities across the state, saving you time and money.
College facilities have much to offer, such as science labs, barbering suites, and automotive shops. College campuses also offer career counseling, mentoring, and extra curriculars.
Prepare for College
Prepare for college-level learning before enrolling full time in college. Learn the expectations and responsibilities of college coursework, setting you up to succeed later down the road.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What expenses are involved in DE courses?
Each institution has different costs for dual enrollment courses. Some courses may require a fee for the course, some charge for the use/rental of supplemental material, some both. Please reach out to your school counselor for more information.
When can students take dual enrollment courses?
DE students are usually high school juniors or seniors, particularly in academic courses. However, interested students may enroll when the student, the high school, and the college/university all agree that the student is ready and eligible to enroll.
How does DE credit work?
Dual enrollment programs provide high school students with the chance to take a college course while still enrolled in high school. Sometimes they are courses taken on a college campus, sometimes at the students’ own high school. Dual enrollment is an opportunity for students to register and receive credit for both high school and college course credit.