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Dual Enrollment

shebaseweedshebaseweed Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
How do colleges view dual enrollment senior year? My daughter is a top student and wants to take a few courses at our local community college. The courses would be in gen eds like sociology. She would still be taking AP Anatomy & Physiology and Calc AB, english and other required courses at the high school. She is interested in majoring in Nursing.

Replies to: Dual Enrollment

  • LoveTheBardLoveTheBard Registered User Posts: 1,132 Senior Member
    I think it's fine, as long as your high school is okay with it and you're taking the required classes for graduation and and you make sure you have all of the "recommended" classes that colleges want to see.

    I wouldn't do it expecting to get your gen ed requirements out of the way....that's not going to fly at a lot of schools.
  • SybyllaSybylla Registered User Posts: 583 Member
    edited May 18
    Has she got all AP sciences? Is AP A&P a real thing? Can you point that out to me on the AP site?
    I would only choose A&P and DE if she has absolutely exhausted her AP sciences and AP core classes if she is aimed at a BSN,.
  • MON824MON824 Registered User Posts: 143 Junior Member
    edited May 18
    I think that would be fine for her if she REALLY wants. Assuming that she meets all of her graduation requirements, and her school allows/accepts it, she can. She should be sure, however, that this is not too difficult for her; if the added pressure affects her high school GPA, this is going to bite her. An AP course load combined with DE is not for everybody, and senior year courses are probably going to be harder than her previous years; I have friends who were single-handedly destroyed by AP Calc AB because they were not prepared for it from Pre-Calc. The same may apply if she is taking an AP science she has been avoiding for the past few years (common in seniors, which in my case was AP Chem).

    Do you know what colleges she is looking at? Feel free to ask them about this, and see if they will A) accept this DE selection as credit towards her goal, and B) would recommend it (they probably won't, but still ask). Consider this into your consideration.

    As Sybylla pointed out, AP A&P is not ACTUALLY AP; it's probably just called that at the school because they want it to be an honors class. Make sure your D knows that, too.
  • billcshobillcsho Registered User Posts: 15,204 Senior Member
    It is good to demonstrate course rigor. Nevertheless, you may want to check for transfer credit policies of schools you D may be interested in. In some schools, they may be very picky on the courses/colleges on transferable credits. In that cases, students may still need to take AP exam in order to get those credits.
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