Did you know that high school students with a 3.0 GPA can take college classes? UTC and many area high schools are working together to allow motivated juniors and seniors to begin their college careers while still in high school. This program allows students to complete some of their general education courses and have them count for both high school and college requirements.
Dual enrollment helps students by allowing them to get a head start on their college careers. In many cases, student's can earn their college degrees with only about two more years of college. Additionally, it helps high school students make the transition to college courses.
Dual enrollment can also be seen as a money saving strategy as tuition costs are going up. By taking college courses now at this year's tuition, students will have more resources available during their college years.
Things to Know
A student must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA for all postsecondary courses attempted under a dual enrollment program. If the student fails to meet the GPA requirement then he/she is no longer part of the "Dual Enrollment Grant" program. Therefore, he/she would never be eligible again. This does NOT mean that a student can no longer take postsecondary classes, it just means that they may no longer take them while they are in high school.