Challenged to a Dual (Enrollment, That Is)

In a first-ever convening of New England dual-credit programs, UConn Early College Experience and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) will host a one-day conference on Wednesday, May 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.  For more information, please click here.

Eight in 10 U.S. high schools reported that students were enrolled in “dual-credit” courses in 2010-11, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Defined as courses where high school students can earn both high school and postsecondary credits for the same course, dual-credit course offerings vary in content, structure and funding.

Dual-credit courses include those focused on academic subjects as well as career and technical subjects. In some cases, these courses are offered solely at high schools, taught by high school faculty; in others, these courses are offered at a college campus to both high school and college students. Dual-credit courses, as defined by the U.S. Education Department study, have also been referred to as “dual-enrollment,” “concurrent-enrollment,” and “early college” courses.

Whether academically focused or career-focused, concurrent enrollment or early college, many of these dual-credit programs have been connected with higher student postsecondary enrollment and success rates.



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