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Dual Enrollment

fishergyfishergy 13 replies8 threads Junior Member
So I am taking a Trig course at my local community college. It will not be put on my HS Transcript. Will it show on my future colleges transcript? My parents are a little concerned because i currently have a high B in the class, and think employers will not want me for it. Does a B in a college course I'm taking my sophomore year of highschool affect me that much down the line? I could probably raise it to an A before the end of the class, but now I'm a bit worried that this will affect my college admissions and job prospects more than I thought.
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 3438 replies78 threads Senior Member
    If you aren't receiving high school credit then it is not dual enrollment, but concurrent enrollment. The rules are the same, though. You will have to share the college transcript with all colleges to which you apply, and there is a national clearinghouse colleges may use to keep you honest in that.

    Whether it gets included in your college GPA is unlikely, but is up to the individual college. Each sets their own policies. You will have to report the concurrent enrollment transcript when applying to graduate schools too. Again, how much they're going to factor in a six year old transcript is up to them. If you get A's in subsequent math classes, the B in trigonometry won't matter much.

    As far as employers go, I would expect most only care about your GPA at your degree granting institution. After your first job or two, most won't care at all.

    That is the double edged sword of dual and concurrent enrollment. There are nice benefits to doing well in such classes, but make mistakes and they will stay with you throughout your educational journey.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 83404 replies741 threads Senior Member
    When you apply for admission to colleges, your college course and grade will have to be included for admission evaluation.

    If you go to the same college that you took the college course at, then it will become part of your record and GPA there.

    If you go to a different college, it will be considered a transfer course which may or may not be given credit or subject credit. Grade will typically not affect GPA calculated by the new college.

    If you later apply to transfer to another college or to graduate or professional school, then all courses and grades from all colleges attended (including the college course you took while in high school) will be included in any GPA calculation and evaluation.
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  • shibainusshibainus 10 replies0 threads New Member
    As a student who took a college class (Pre-Calc & Trig) where I very nearly failed in my Sophomore year (for an array of reasons), I asked my counselor last year. I'd suggest you do the same and send an email because our situations may be different.

    What I was told was that it wasn't necessary for me to submit that transcript to colleges if I didn't want to. The reason, I presume, was that I was already taking a math class that covered basic Pre-Calc & Trig at my home high school (meaning students could go from this math class to calculus if they felt inclined to do so but could also take Pre-Calc & Trig to better prep for Calc AB).

    However, this year I managed to complete Calc AB with an A at a different community college.
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