FAQ for Dual Enrollment
What is Dual Enrollment?
Allows high school students to earn college credit while working on high school diploma
Who qualifies for Dual Enrollment?
All high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate
Students must meet admissions criteria for the college or post-secondary institution they wish to attend
What is the cost for participation in the Dual Enrollment program?
Dual Enrollment funds covers tuition, mandatory fees, and required textbooks
Some course related fees such as lab fee or course specific supplies are not covered
What courses can Dual Enrollment students take?
Approved classes may include degree level or non-degree level courses in the five main academic areas (English, math, science, social studies, and modern languages), as well as electives, career, technical, and agricultural offerings
Will grades earned in Dual Enrollment courses impact my high school academic record?
YES!! Grades will be reflected on both your high school and college transcript
What responsibilities does a Dual Enrollment student have?
Dual Enrollment students are responsible for their academic success. This includes, but not limited to:
- Attending and being on time for class
- Participating in class discussions
- Submitting assignments on time
Professors do not communicate or check in with counselors or parents
What are the benefits for a student participating in the Dual Enrollment program?
- Introduces students to college-level coursework
- Earning college credits while still in high school may enable students to possibly earn an associate degree or certificate
- Helps students adjust to certain aspects of the college experience so the transition from high school to college may be easier
- Students may be able to take classes that are not offered at Johnson
What are some things to consider with Dual Enrollment?
- Student’s level of maturity and responsibility
- Rigor (some basic college courses might actually be less rigorous than AP/IB courses)
- High School experience
- Failing or withdrawing from courses may mean the student doesn’t graduate on time or could put the student on academic probation at the college level dual enrollment courses start your college transcript and remain on your permanent record!