About Dual Enrollment at Maricopa Community Colleges
High School Students Earning College Credit while still in High School!
Dual enrollment is an opportunity for high school students to get a head start on college. Dual enrollment courses allow students to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously during regular school hours at their high school. The credit earned may be transferred to a community college or university upon high school graduation.
What Dual Enrollment Can Do For You:
The advantages for high school students are countless!
- Dual enrollment provides quality learning opportunities and helps high school students prepare for college.
- Students experience college level courses – the curriculum and text have been approved by Maricopa County Community College District. These challenging courses enhance high level thinking skills and provide incentive to advance beyond the high school level. Best of all, transition from high school to college begins early and occurs conveniently in a familiar, comfortable environment.
The Benefits of Dual Enrollment
- Studies show that students are more academically successful at their chosen university when they successfully complete dual enrollment courses while still in high school.
- Dual enrollment courses may be counted toward both high school and MCCCD graduation requirements.
- Dual enrollment courses are high school courses taught at a college level for MCCCD credit.
- Dual enrollment courses are taken during the regular school day.
- Courses are cost effective. Students can take advantage of low community college tuition rates.
- Qualifying students may receive tuition assistance based on financial need.
- Students experience the rigor of community college course expectations and are better prepared when they become full-time college students.