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West Hills College Lemoore offers FREE* dual enrollment courses for our students.
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dual enrollment Frequently asked questions
What is Dual Enrollment?
Dual enrollment allows high school students to take college classes while they are still enrolled in high school.
At RHS, these classes count ONLY for college credit (Not high school credit). High school students who complete dual enrollment classes generally take fewer classes in college and save money on total college costs.
Where do I take dual enrollment?
Most dual enrollment classes are taken at a local community college or online.
To earn college credit, students must pass a dual enrollment class with a C or better. The grade earned will be part of the student’s college academic record. Unlike AP classes, students do not have to pass an exam to earn college credit. College admissions counselors may consider dual credit grades during the admissions process.
Who should take dual enrollment?
Students should approach dual enrollment with caution because the grade you receive for the college portion of the course* will stay on your college transcript.
Don’t sign up for dual enrollment unless you are confident you can get a good grade in the class.
Get feedback from your counselors and teachers about whether dual enrollment is right for you.
Start with one dual enrollment to make sure it’s a fit before loading up your schedule.
When considering dual enrollment make sure you think of all the other things you are juggling, including work and sports and other coursework.
Make sure you are aware of the “drop date” that will allow you to get out of the course without penalty.
Do all colleges accept dual enrolled credit?
Not all colleges accept dual enrollment credits. An in-state public college is more likely to accept dual credit than out-of-state public colleges or private colleges. Students should research their options and meet with their college counselor before enrolling in a dual enrollment class.
Dual Enrollment vs. Advanced Placement Classes
Dual enrollment and Advanced Placement (AP) classes are both college-level courses that high school students can take for college credit. However, there are important differences to understand if you’re thinking about enrolling in either type of class.
AP students must take a standardized test at the end of the school year and receive a minimum score, determined by the college they attend, to receive credit. Dual enrollment students can receive college credit for passing the course. However, there is no guarantee that the college you attend will accept your dual enrollment credits.
Dual enrollment courses often only last for one semester, meaning students earn college credit by taking a class for half of a typical school year.
Free for currently enrolled high school students as long as they do not take more than 11 units per semester at the college.
Who is our dual enrollment provider?
Our primary Dual Enrollment Program is offered through West Hills College Lemoore(WHC Lemoore). However, students have taken dual enrollment through both West Hills College Lemoore and College of Sequoias (COS).
-Excerpted Information from savingforcollege.com