ERIC Number: ED450645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Options: Concurrent/Dual Enrollment. Updated.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Center for Community College Policy.
States increasingly are offering high school students the opportunity to take postsecondary courses for reasons that range from academic to economic. Some states allow students to earn postsecondary credit for postsecondary classes while others do not. In some states, school districts pay the costs of such courses or the tuition is paid from a state fund, while in other states, the student must pay. This document presents information about state policies related to postsecondary options for high school students in chart form. Fifteen states have comprehensive programs, with minimal or no tuition, earned credit at postsecondary and secondary levels, and few course restrictions. Nine states have more restricted programs in which students pay the tuition costs of postsecondary classes, there are more academic restrictions, and stringent criteria for eligible courses. The chart describes dual and concurrent enrollment classes and other college credit programs. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Center for Community College Policy.
Note: This document is the final report for March 2001.