Dual enrollment is a program that allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses for credit at Mesalands Community College prior to high school graduation. The advantages of dual enrollment are many. Students may simultaneously apply the college credits earned through dual enrollment toward high school and college graduation. Dual enrollment also allows high school students access to a wider range of courses, thereby offering them a unique opportunity to explore different fields before deciding upon a college major. In many cases, the credits accrued through Dual Enrollment allow students to graduate early from college. These credits may also be transferred to other colleges or universities. High school students who want to learn more about the Dual Enrollment Program at Mesalands Community College should contact their high school guidance counselor.
Parent and Student Roles and Responsibilities
Students who elect to take Dual Enrollment classes are expected to adhere to the same academic and administrative requirements of other Mesalands Community College students. These include College policies regarding behavior, attendance and grading standards. Students and their parents must arrange for the student’s transportation to and from the College. Weekly attendance and grade reports for individual courses will be sent to the student’s high school guidance counselor.