What Is Dual Enrollment?
Qualified high school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program at UAM College. The Dual Enrollment Program allows students to complete college credits during their junior or senior year of high school. Credits earned through the Dual Enrollment Program may be used toward high school and/or college requirements. The goal of this program is to give qualified high school students the opportunity to experience college courses and prepare for the academic rigor of college.
Why Dual Enrollment?
UAM College courses while in high school can defray the total cost of attending college. Credits earned through dual enrollment can be used toward degree requirements at UAM and/or, depending on the program of study, transferred to a four-year college or university in the U.S. The Dual Enrollment Program enables students to accelerate their college career. Students enrolled in this program may enter their freshman year of college with advanced academic standing.
While participating in dual enrollment, students have the opportunity to prepare for college by exploring possibilities for majors. Most students declare a major upon entry to college, but many do so without knowledge of what their program entails. While dual enrollment students do not have majors while participating in the program, they do have the opportunity to gain a strong understanding of what their majors will require through conversations with their advisor and faculty. Students can also explore potential careers related to those majors with the staff at UC. This process is valuable whether students eventually enroll as degree-seeking students at UAM College or attend college elsewhere.