DE Benefits

Benefits of Dual Enrollment 

Studies show that students who acquire college credits while still in high school are more likely to graduate from high school and continue their formal education.

In addition, Dual Enrollment:

  • allows students to receive high school and college credit simultaneously;
  • eliminates duplication of courses taken in high school and college;
  • permits students to accumulate credits prior to entering college so they may be able to graduate from college early;
  • provides high school students with a wider range of course options and gives them an opportunity to complete general education courses required at most colleges;
  • promotes exploration of different occupational fields before declaring a major;
  • facilitates a more seamless transition from high school to college;
  • allows students to experience what college courses are like without being overwhelmed by a totally new learning environment.