The Power of Dual Enrollment: Boosting College Enrollment Rates
The VIVED Team share the benefits of dual enrollment.
Dual enrollment lets high school students experience college early. They enroll in college courses, earn credits for their future degree, and get a real-world experience. This is different from programs like Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB).
What is Dual Enrollment (DE)?
In dual enrollment, high school students get a taste of college life early on. They enroll in actual college courses, immerse themselves in the curriculum, and upon successful completion, earn credits that count towards their future college degree. It’s a real-world experience, far removed from the simulated college-level content of programs like Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB).
Key Distinctions of DE:
Authentic College Experience: DE students join real college courses. This firsthand experience is different from AP or IB.
Diverse Course Offerings: DE programs offer a range of courses. They can be on college campuses or high school premises.
Qualified Instructors: Courses are led by college faculty or qualified high school educators.
The Rising Popularity of DE:
National data from 2002-2003 shows 71% of high schools offer DE. This means about 800,000 students take at least one college course during school.
Why is DE a Game-Changer?
Boosted College Enrollment Rates: DE demystifies college, encouraging students to pursue higher education.
Cost-Efficiency: Earning college credits in high school saves time and tuition fees later.
Enhanced Preparedness: DE students find the transition to full-time college smoother.
In Summary: Dual Enrollment Benefits
Dual enrollment is a bridge to higher education. It prepares students for college and makes higher education more accessible.
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