Dual enrollment is a great option for many high school students. However there are some things to be aware of when taking a dual enrollment course.
- If a student fails one of these classes it will negatively affect them on their high school transcripts and college transcripts.
- Too many failed dual enrollment classes will jeopardize future college enrollment and possibly financial aid.
- If a student needs additional support and is failing English, Math and has a low GPA, then college class may not be the best choice.
- Financial aid has a 90 unit limit and thus dual enrollment courses must be carefully selected with the advice of a college counselor
Remember: Participating in a dual enrollment class is an important decision and should involve a conversation between you, your student, and your high school counselor.