What are the advantages of dual credits?

High school students who complete dual-enrollment classes generally need to take fewer classes in college.


Dual-enrollment classes cost much less than a traditional classes and allow students to get a jump start on their college degree and enter the workforce sooner. 

Dual-enrollment students are likely to attend and graduate from college

A 2017 national study by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) reported that 88% of students who earned dual-enrollment credit in high school attended college after high school, and most earned a certificate or degree within five years.

At the same time, a study by the American Educational Research Association found that students who took dual-enrollment classes were more nine percentage points more likely to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree than their peers who did not take dual-enrollment classes. 

Dual-credit looks good on college applications

College admission staff often consider dual-enrollment grades during the admissions process. Students who earn good grades in dual-enrollment classes may have a competitive edge over their peers when applying to colleges.

By successfully completing a dual-enrollment class, students demonstrate that they are capable of handling college-level coursework. 


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