How to Apply for Dual Enrollment
Dual Enrollment is the perfect opportunity for students to take college classes and receive dual credit to graduate early. There are seasons where students often learn about the program, complete paperwork, and register for classes throughout the school year. The process can be very lengthy and time sensitive. Let’s discuss the application process to take college classes in high school with Dual Enrollment.
1. Find Dual Enrollment Near You
The first step to joining Dual Enrollment is finding information about it in your area. Lucky for you, we have created the Dual Enrollment Near You search engine as the only place where students can go to search a country, state, and/or school in their area and get credible results.
First, you can search your country and state to see if you meet their eligibility guidelines. Then, search a college or university where you would like to take your college classes. The college also has their own requirements you have to meet, but once you do, you can move on to step 2.
If you can find your ideal college with the Dual Enrollment Near You search engine, message us to add it. Also, if you don’t meet the regional, state, or college requirements, check out our article for other ways to earn college credit outside of Dual Enrollment.
2. Attend a Dual Enrollment Orientation
From January to June, spring is the season for Dual Enrollment orientation all over the United States. States and schools will be hosting meetings for students and their parents to learn about the dual credit program. The topics covered are the pros, cons, eligibility requirements, deadlines, etc.
Some areas, like specific Georgia countries, require students to attend orientation every year that they are dual enrolled, so look out for the dates in your area.
Now, step 3 and 4 could go in order and be switched depending on your state, so that is why it’s important to attend orientation. I will give a few examples of how this could be later on.
3. Complete Dual Enrollment Forms
Dual Enrollment has multiple forms for students to fill out and turn in before they register for classes. Keep an eye out for an Intent form, Dual Enrollment Permission, etc. There are deadlines to turn these in usually before the school year starts.
Here’s a few examples of forms for Dual Enrollment students.