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Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is a college transition program that allows high school students a unique opportunity to take college courses and earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Dual enrollment programs are an increasingly common approach to encourage students in completing high school, enrolling in college, and attaining a postsecondary degree. High school students enrolled in dual enrollment get a head start on earning college credit and may become better prepared to face the academic rigors as well as the social and emotional components of the college experience. Dual enrollment is also referred to as “concurrent enrollment,” “joint enrollment,” or “dual credit.” States, school districts, and colleges are including dual enrollment into their college readiness strategies, hoping to decrease high school dropout rates, improve academic performance, ...

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