Dual Enrollment Programs For High School Students

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Dual enrollment involves high school students taking college-level classes at either a high school or college campus and earning credits toward both high school diploma and college degrees. One of its purposes is to warm students up for their future institutions. This is important because the more prepared they are, the less time they will waste on adjusting. Another purpose is to increase students’ academic strength; what and how much they learn will decide how well they will perform academically. Dual enrollment programs also aim to help students graduate college in time or even early because taking college classes in high school is essentially extending the time spent in college, giving students extra time to explore themselves and earn…show more content…
With hard work and good previewing and reviewing habits, I managed to catch up with the professor’s speed and eventually succeeded in that class. Second, dual enrollment classes cover more difficult and larger contents than high school classes do; thus, dual enrolled students arming with advanced knowledge and skills are more academically competitive. As an example, I learned more and better in my college Statistics class than I would do in the high school Statistics. Since Grade Point Average (GPA) measures students’ academic success, dual enrollments classes can also boost the student 's’ GPA as many schools count them as weighted credits. Third, dual enrollment gives students extra time to explore their interests and the ability to take the classes that are not available in high school. AP Statistics was unfortunately full in my high school when I tried to sign up for it, but I was able to take college-level Statistics to satisfy my desire of learning more about mathematics; as a result, I developed a special interest in statistics, which inspired me to minor in Actuarial Science. In addition, dual enrollment programs have no costs on students, so they save students money, which they can spend on other interesting classes in their future institutions. The programs are open to any enrolled high school students who are 16 or older and willing to attend college after graduation, and they can be very convenient if students choose to take them on their high
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