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Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual enrollment is a program that allows high school and home schooled students (usually sophomores, juniors, and seniors) to enroll in college courses for credit prior to high school graduation. In some cases, this is an arrangement between a high school guidance department and a college that allows a student to take a college course and apply college credits toward the completion of high school graduation requirements.

Where are Dual Enrollment courses taught?
Dual enrolled courses are offered on the college campus or, in some cases, at area high schools – classes taught in the daytime, evenings, Saturdays or online/hybrid.

Are all of the students in a dual enrollment section high schoolers?
In some cases dual enrolled classes will be cohorts of high school students only; in others, high school students are assimilated into existing college sections with the general college population.

Is this a high school class or a college class?
Dual enrollment courses are college courses for which high school students may earn credit toward their high school diploma. Dual enrolled courses fall within the College’s Academic Calendar and students are subject to all college policies as noted in the College Student Handbook.

What college privileges come with dual enrollment?
Students who participate in Early College have status as North Shore Community College students and therefore receive college ID’s and are eligible to receive all of the academic and student support services the College offers such as Library, Tutoring, Disabilities Services, Advising and Counseling, etc.

Can a student complete a college certificate or degree while in high school?
Yes, in some cases - especially utilizing articulated and AP credits. Students who would like to pursue a degree or certificate from North Shore Community College must first earn their high school diploma and attain a minimum of 25% of credits in their program of study through courses taught by faculty of NSCC.

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