Advantages of Dual Enrollment:

  • Dual Enrollment can decrease the amount of time a student will spend in college completing general education (GE) and/or prerequisite courses.
  • In some cases, the student may be able to attain an Associate’s degree at the same time or shortly after their high school graduation.
  • Participation in college credit courses may ease the transition from high school to college by giving students a sense of what college academics are like.
  • A cost-efficient way for students to accumulate college credits because courses are taken at no cost to the student through the local high school.


  • If a student fails one of these classes it will negatively affect them on their high school transcripts and college transcripts.
  • Too many failed dual enrollment classes and too many “W” withdrawals will jeopardize future college enrollment and possibly financial aid.
  • Financial aid has a 90 unit limit and thus dual enrollment courses must be carefully selected with the advice of a high school and college counselor.
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