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Dual Credit & Associate Degree


Replies to: Dual Credit & Associate Degree

  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse Registered User Posts: 27,956 Senior Member
    There are a number of homeschooled kids who take community college courses early. Also kid who outgrow their high school curriculums. Depending upon their stories, their grades and their test scores, it is possible to transition to a selective college.

    In California, transitions from CC to a UC are a designated pathway. In such an infrastructure, I have no idea how possible it would be to get early access to college level courses at a CC instead of high school.
  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 12,666 Senior Member
    CC and HS offerings, rigor, and pathways honestly differ too much by state and district across this vast country for anybody's experiences to be relevant to anyone else's on this thread, IMO. Not to mention that if you are in certain parts of this country, something like Harvard Extension School courses would be available to you in person while in other parts of the country, only online versions would be.

    So basically, if saving money isn't an issue, try to keep a kid challenged but not overwhelmed as best you can.

  • 3scoutsmom3scoutsmom Registered User Posts: 5,767 Senior Member
    To go down this path other than a just few "random classes" you'd have to start at the beginning of Junior at the latest. Since OP's son is a raising senior this thread isn't likely relevant to them either.

    FWIW, I just read an article in our local paper that listed all the area VALs and SALs and two of them from an early start high school were the only high school students to received a Pharmacy Tech certification from our local CC they are both going on to major in Biochemistry at UT Austin.
  • RiversiderRiversider Registered User Posts: 686 Member
    edited May 27
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