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  • Does Dual Enrollment Affect Your High School GPA?
    Dual Enrollment can affect your high school GPA positively or negatively. As a Dual Enrollment student, any college class you take will be transferred to your high school and reflected on your high school transcript. Since Dual Enrollment classes are weighted on a 5.0 GPA scale, this can boost your high school GPA because A's can transfer as A+, B grades can transfer as A's, and C grades can transfer as B's. If you don't do well in your college courses, this can also decrease your GPA.
  • Does Dual Enrollment Classes Affect Your College GPA?
    Yes. Dual Enrollment classes are technically considered college classes so it would affect your college GPA. Especially if you take a Dual Enrollment class at a college, it would appear on your college transcript and be applied to your college GPA. A Dual Enrollment class is weighted on a 4.0 GPA scale in college and a 5.0 GPA scale in high school.
  • Is a high score in AP required to dual enroll?
    No, there is no AP requirement to Dual Enroll. Typically, Dual Enrollment is in replacement of AP.
  • Are Dual Enrollment Classes Weighted the Same as Pre-AP Classes?
    Pre-AP courses are not weighted on the same scale as Dual Enrollment. On a page for Pre-AP it states that they are not honors or college level classes, which means they are weighted on a 4.0 scale. "Pre-AP is not an honors program—it’s grade-level instruction that meets students where they are."
  • How do you find the unweighted GPA?
    An unweighted GPA calculates your average grade on a 4.0 scale in most cases not factoring in ease or difficulty of the class. A weighted GPA takes difficulty into account, so an honors course will be on a 4.5 scale & college, AP & IB course is weighted on a 5.0 scale.
  • How will a C affect my GPA and college admissions?
    A grade C will most likely transfer to high school as a grade B. For example, if you are a student who gets all A’s, it may lower your GPA. When you apply to a new college you will provide two transcripts, a high school and an old college transcript. We can’t exactly determine how individual colleges will review that information. For context, our CEO received C’s in college and was still accepted into a private four-year institution with scholarships.
  • What is a Pre-AP class worth?
    It is a grade level program which means it is worth the same as a high school class. They do not provide college credit or require a final exam.,practices%20for%20success%20in%20AP
  • How Do I Apply to a Dual Enrollment Program?
    Watch this in-depth video for the exact steps you should follow with your high school and Dual Enrollment college.
  • Does Dual Enrollment Cost money?
    It depends. Most community colleges are free & most public institutions are free. Most private institutions are discounted. Depending on the school you may need to pay for books. You may have to pay for an application fee. For students with free school lunch, the application fee may be waived.
  • How Do You Know Which Colleges Dual Enrollment Credits Will Transfer To?
    All colleges will accept your transfer credit. The real question is if the college credit you are transferring will apply to your new program or major. In our experience, even if the college credit does not directly apply to the classes needed for your major, they will at least count as electives. To explain this a little bit more. Let's say you earned 60 college credits while you were in high school and received an Associate of Science degree. You transfer to a 4 year college and your major is Computer Science. During your time in Dual Enrollment you mostly completed core classes like math, science, humanities, and english. During your time at your 4 year college your Computer Science major is made up of programming and engineering classes since you completed all the core courses. If any college credit does not transfer directly to your core classes or technical classes, the college can count them as electives which are classes taken based on the interests of the student.
  • What if my high school doesn’t offer dual enrollment?
    Take it anyway, you just may not get dual credit. If you need help with this scenario let us know.
  • What Happens If You Fail a Dual Enrollment Class?
    Unfortunately, if you fail that class it will reflect negatively on your high school and college transcript. You may even have to pay out of pocket. Every college class you take while you are a high school student applied to your high school transcript. In addition to a drop in your high school and college GPA, you will receive a negative tally on your high school and college transcript. Some Dual Enrollment programs even ask students to pay for the failed college class.
  • Will Dual Enrollment Classes Count as a Semester Grade?
    Dual Enrollment classes that you took at a college for 16 or so weeks will count as a semester class. That is similar to a high school class that you only take for half of the school year.
  • How Many Dual Enrollment Credits Transfer to Your High School Transcript?
    Every college class that you take while enrolled in high school will transfer on your high school transcript.
  • Can You Pass a Dual Enrollment Class With a Grade Below 70?
    It depends on your college. Some colleges allow students to pass with a D.
  • How Many College Credits Toward a Highschool Diploma Can I Receive for Taking 1 Dual Enrollment Course?
    About 1 credit. Each Dual Enrollment class that is worth 3 credits in college is equal to 1 credit in high school.
  • Does Every US State Offer a Dual Enrollment Program to Students?
    Yes, Dual Enrollment is recognized in every state, district, and territory of the United States. Even if your school or nearby colleges do not promote the Dual Enrollment program, you can still take college classes in high school.
  • Can I Take Dual Enrollment Classes if I live outside of the United States?
    Absolutely! Dual Enrollment is not exclusive to the United States, it is recognized around the world. You may find that the name is different, but students still have the ability to dual enroll. For example, students can take Dual Enrollment classes in The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Guam, India, Morocco, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, etc. You can search your country or contact us to find Dual Enrollment near you.
  • What grade do I need to pass a Dual Enrollment class?
    You can typically find a passing grade requirement on the course description or the course syllabus. A syllabus can be requested from the department head. You may also ask the department or counselor.
  • Do I need an undergraduate application if I am Dual Enrolling?
    Dual Enrolling at an undergraduate institution is not required such as a community college. In most cases the applications are the same but you would select a student type (ie: Dual Enrollment). Some colleges may require that you fill out a different application also. Check with the college to find out their requirements.
  • Can I get two degrees?
    It is possible but, check with your dual enrollment requirements because some states have limited the program to allow paying for one and only Associate's Degree.
  • Does dual enrollment help my college application?
    A Dual Enrollment class is advanced and can be viewed by a college similarly to an AP course.
  • Can you take dual enrollment any time of year?
    Some programs allow it & some are spring enrollment only. There may be exceptions. Some college websites will have the dual enrollment schedule listed. Some dual enrollment state program websites will list the schedule also. Plan well in advance.
  • What is the Letter of Intent?
    The letter of intent is a form you fill and sign declaring that you plan to participate in the dual enrollment program and understand important information you must know. It may be paired with other disclaimers.
  • What is an online community college dual enrollment class weighted?
    Every Dual Enrollment class is weighted the same at 5.0 whether they are online or in-person, at a community college or 4-year college.
  • What is the minimum age requirement?
    There isn’t normally a minimum age requirement for Dual Enrollment programs, but is it common to see requirements for what grade a student is in. For example, some colleges only allow 11th and 12th grades to take Dual Enrollment classes. Keep in mind there are always exceptions to those rules, which is what we help students do.
  • How do I know the number of credits completed?
    Great question. To know the number of credits completed on your college transcript, it will be the credit hours which you can find on the class syllabus or your degree audit. The number of credits a Dual Enrollment class will be when it transfers to your high school transcript is always normally a 1 credit hour class.
  • Can you attend a four-year and community college at the same time?
    As far we know yes but, check with registrar and your assigned dual enrollment counselor.
  • What GPA is required for dual enrollment?
    There is not always a requirement but if there are, it is usually a 3.0. There are exceptions.
  • Do you need an ACT or SAT?
    Yes, some programs require it. There are exceptions to that rule
  • What legal documents are needed to dual enroll?
    Application, Admission aka Intent form, any disclaimers or fine print documents.
  • Does dual credit work through online college?
    Yes, always get each dual credit approved by high school counselor before taking each class.
  • Is dual enrollment good for nursing?
    Yes, it is good to get general education classes out of the way. Avoid anything medically specific because it may not transfer.
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