If you want to earn college credit while still in high school, you might want to try enrolling in a dual enrollment course. Dual enrollment is also known as concurrent enrollment and is when you are “enrolled” in two academic institutions at the same time. In essence, your school partners with a college, and you will be taking a college or college-level class while still in high school. In most cases, you can take dual enrollment classes at the high school you go to, but there may be some cases where you will be required to go to the college your school is partnered with a couple times a week or every few weeks.
The benefits of dual enrollment are that not only will they introduce you to a college-level class and make your transition into college easier, but they may also give you college credit. Some dual enrollment courses give you college credit at the college your high school is partnered with upon admission. This means that you could graduate from college earlier and save yourself time and money in the long run. The specifics of dual/concurrent enrollment courses are different from school to school. Please ask a counselor/teacher at your school for more information on how your dual enrollment program works.
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