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  • Writer's pictureAmara Leggett

11 Questions to Ask Before You Apply to a Dual Enrollment College

Dual Enrollment is a life-changing program that creates an opportunity for students to start college early and save money. Applying at your high school to join the Dual Enrollment program is the first and most important step to get started. Soon after, you are faced with the difficult decision of where to apply as a Dual Enrollment college student.

Through our Dual Enrollment consultations we find that students and their families miss the step of researching Dual Enrollment at a college or university they would like to attend. This is precisely why we created our free Dual Enrollment Near You search tool. Oftentimes, they take a step back to evaluate if they qualify to attend that school and how to proceed with completing the college's own Dual Enrollment application process.

We always walk students through a series of questions to see what college works for their life scenario. Let’s cover 11 questions you need to ask yourself before you choose a Dual Enrollment college.

Does your high school have a Dual Enrollment partnership with a specific college?

This question can help students make a clear decision of what college to attend. If your high school offers Dual Enrollment college classes on campus, you can certainly earn college credits and apply to receive a transcript from that school. Even after you graduate high school, you can continue taking classes at that college to complete your degree or certificate.

What Dual Enrollment colleges do you meet the eligibility guidelines for?

Dual Enrollment has eligibility guidelines specific to every country, state, and school. You may qualify for the Dual Enrollment program in your state, but don’t meet the rules of the college in your area. Luckily, there are multiple colleges in a city and are offered online to solve that problem. Conduct research about what colleges will easily accept you, your test scores, etc.

Watch our video on How to Apply for Dual Enrollment to hear about this more in-depth.

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