Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is a program that allows high school students (usually sophomores, juniors, and seniors) to enroll in college courses for credit prior to high school graduation. Dual enrollment offers an opportunity to obtain a "jump-start" on a college career. Students can accumulate college credit while also earning the high school credit necessary for graduation. Dual enrollment is a convenient and cost-effective way for high school students to transition into college.

Why Dual Enrollment?*

  • Earn College credit while in high school
  • Get ahead on your degree
  • Save money
  • Set yourself apart
  • Find direction

*The U.S. Dept. of Education cited research which suggests that taking dual enrollment courses while in high school can lead to improved academic outcomes for students, such as higher grades in high school, increased enrollment in college after high school and higher rates of persistence in college.

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Student Testimonials

Nakeyah Douglas

Nakeyah Douglas

Dual Enrollment Student

The dual enrollment program is actually a very beneficial program that helps give you an experience in college before you actually get there. It was a very fun experience as well.

Kimbrelle Burns

Kimbrelle Burns

Dual Enrollment Student

Southwest has an awesome dual enrollment program. This program helps prepare you for college. I would highly recommend this program to other high school students.