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Dual Enrollment: Getting a Jump on College

K12 International Academy Student Gets a Taste of College

Starting college can be very daunting. I know it was for me! But some students are getting an early jump on it by taking college courses while they are still in high school. We call this dual enrollment.

While challenging, K12 International Academy student Jasmine Chuah is happy she’s doing it. Thanks to her college courses, she has decided to major in political science which she may not have otherwise decided on before entering college. And now she has already taken two classes that will allow her to get ahead once she starts college. She’s also excited that she’s gotten a sneak preview of what college courses are all about.

Watch this video to learn more about Jasmine’s experience with dual enrollment at University of Maryland University College.

Are your kids looking to get ahead like Jasmine? Check out the top 5 ways for getting an early start on college.

*Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment is when high school students take college courses and they can receive credit that can be applied toward a high school diploma and toward a college degree or certificate. Depending on which state you are in, it may be called something different. Check with your school to see if the option is available.

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Lauren Martin

Lauren Martin is a Writer for Learning Liftoff. Previously, she has written for nonprofits as well as marketing agencies. She's covered environmental issues, women's rights, world poverty, and animal rights. With a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Ithaca College, Lauren enjoys interviewing families about their experiences with online education.

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