What is D.E.?
Who is Eligible?
Taking College Courses
Longitudinal study following a total of 32,908 students (17,890 dual enrolled and 16,454 non-dual enrolled students) for six years after high school graduation.
According to the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, "Dual enrollment is redefining the transition to college. It's the game changer for students who want to get a start on college degree or career certificate while still in high school." Furthermore, research from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships shows:
> Students who participate in dual enrollment are more likely to enroll in college than similar students who don't enroll in dual enrollment
> Dual enrollment students are more likely to persist in college and to earn more college credits three years after high school graduation.
> The cumulative college grade point averages of dual enrollment students three years after high school graduation are significantly higher than those of non-participants.
> Students with lower high school grades benefit to a greater extent from dual enrollment participation than students with higher grade point averages.
Jumpstart Your College Career
Dear Parents of MHS Students,
When a senior walks across the commencement platform at MHS, they will be able to hold a high school diploma in one hand and a college transcript in the other. In partnership with Clark State Community College and Urbana University, we are introducing motivated learners to the dual enrollment option.
Dual enrollment enables a student to earn high school and college credit concurrently. Teachers meet the requirements for adjunct professor status and work with the college professors in offering the same curriculum. You pay a fraction of the cost. These credits will transfer to most all colleges in Ohio and many out-of-state institutions.
Marysville School District is pleased to offer our students this opportunity. Students carrying a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to apply for any dual enrollment course. Students with a GPA of 2.75 or above are eligible to apply for Business/Technology dual enrollment classes. Please note the class offerings and costs on the back of this sheet. For example, your son/daughter will earn college credit from Urbana University for $225 ($75 per credit hour) if s/he maintains a “C” or better in the class. The price for this same class on Urbana University’s main campus would be $1290. And Clark State’s credits are only $38 per hour! The credit can then be transferred to most any college of choice. What an inexpensive way to jumpstart a college career saving students both time and money --- two equally valuable commodities.
If your teenager is interested in participating in dual enrollment or if you want to learn more about this option, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, your student’s guidance counselor, Dawn Burns in the business department, and Tina LaRoche in guidance can answer your questions. Applications for first semester and yearlong classes are due by September 11 to classroom teachers or Mrs. Tina LaRoche in guidance. Tuition fees will be invoiced in October for Clark State and February for Urbana. Second semester class applications are due by December 3. Tuition fees will be invoiced in February.
It is our school’s objective to increase opportunities to better prepare students for the transition from high school to college. We applaud students for accepting the challenge of Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment classes at Marysville High School.
Sincerely, Deb Ellis, Dual Enrollment Facilitator, email@example.com
Marysville High School's 2012-2013 Dual Enrollment Program
As with all colleges, the price varies according to the partner we use for that particular class. Costs for MHS dual enrollment credits range from $38 per semester hour for Clark State Community College to $75 per semester hour for Urbana University.
What dual enrollment classes will be offered fall of 2013?
MHS will offer the following 17 dual enrollment high school classes:
Urbana University: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Government, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Spanish 3, AP Spanish.
Clark State Community College: Computer Keyboarding, Computer Applications, Advanced Computer Applications, Dreamweaver/Web Design, Accounting I, Accounting II, Honors Biology, Probability & Statistics, and World Literature & Culture.
When do I enroll?
Students who have scheduled into a dual enrollment class will have the opportunity to register for college credit at the beginning of each school year and in January for second semester classes. A meeting for interested parents and students will be held in August in the MHS auditorium. Applications will be collected in September and January, and tuition money will be collected in November and February.
May I take a dual enrollment class but not sign up for college credit?
Yes, you have the option of taking a dual enrollment class for the rigor, just like taking an Advanced Placement class and opting out of the final AP exam.
What is the difference between dual enrollment and Advanced Placement?
Both of these options carry college credit. To earn college credit for an Advanced Placement class, a student must take a national AP exam in May and score at a certain level to earn college credit. The cost is $89 per exam. Dual enrollment credit is based on daily performance and testing conducted in the classroom. A student must earn a "C" or higher grade to accrue college credit; The cost for dual enrollment is higher than Advanced Placement but still deeply discounted. We strongly encourage all students to take as many DE classes as possible to be college and career ready.
How do dual enrollment credits transfer to various colleges?
As with all transfer of college credit, it is ultimately up to the receiving university. However, almost all colleges accept transfer credit if they have a course that matches up to the description. If the class does not match up, the credit can be applied as an elective toward college graduation. Most dual enrollment classes offered are freshman level and fall into the general education requirements so they will transfer. In Ohio, Case Western does not accept dual enrollment credit and very selective schools such as Ivy League, Duke, and MIT will probably not accept credits from other colleges either. However, showing you are able to handle college level work while in high school will better prepare you for college and heighten your odds for college admission. For more specific information, go to www.transfer.org or directly contact colleges of interest.
What are the benefits of Dual Enrollment?
Bottom line…Dual enrollment saves you time and money—two equally valuable commodities. For example, a MHS student can take a dual enrollment class for $225 that could cost $2000 for the exact class on a private college campus. Other benefits are that you enter college above the beginning freshman status. This can allow you to schedule ahead of other freshmen, gain a better dormitory selection, study abroad sooner, or gain access to courses in your major before others your age. And of course, you can graduate from college in less than four years if you plan accordingly.
Our district’s mission is to effectively and efficiently provide learning opportunities that challenge all students to realize their maximum potential. Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment programs parallel that educational mission. Our goal is for seniors to walk across the commencement platform at MHS holding a high school diploma in one hand and a college transcript in the other. In partnership with colleges, we want our students to have the opportunity to move directly from a senior in high school to a sophomore in college. We want to keep our able learners and leaders engaged in activities on our high school campus. We want to help students prepare for and succeed in college by providing rigorous coursework. We applaud our students for accepting the challenge of accelerated coursework, and we appreciate our teachers for offering these classes!
For further information contact Deborah Ellis, Dual Enrollment Facilitator firstname.lastname@example.org