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ERIC Number: ED521460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Dual Enrollment for High School Students
Edwards, Linsey; Hughes, Katherine
Community College Research Center, Columbia University
Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to enroll in college courses and potentially earn college credit. The term concurrent enrollment is sometimes used interchangeably with dual enrollment, and sometimes to refer to a particular model of dual enrollment. In some programs, students earn high school and college credit simultaneously; this is known as dual credit. The purpose of this guide is to help career academy staff and teachers (and other educators) who want to offer their students dual enrollment opportunities. It will begin with a rationale for why dual enrollment is a promising student success strategy, outline the various steps and considerations for implementing dual enrollment, give guidance on how to measure whether the intervention is successful, and conclude with a list of resources to help along the way. Appended are: (1) Sample Memorandum of Understanding; (2) Sample High School Dual Enrollment Approval Form; and (3) Sample Dual Enrollment Application. (Contains 12 online resources.)
Community College Research Center. Available from: CCRC Publications. Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street Box 174, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-678-3091; Fax: 212-678-3699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: James Irvine Foundation
Authoring Institution: Columbia University, Community College Research Center
Identifiers - Location: California