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Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to take college courses and earn college credit before they graduate. Students who participate in dual enrollment programs are taking college courses and earning college credit and high school credit at the same time.
How do I participate in a dual enrollment program?
Currently Wilson is offering dual enrollment course with Mt. San Antonio College. Available class will be announced each semester. Students must meets the class requirements, apply to MSAC, complete the Dual Enrollment packet, and follow the registration steps.
What are the benefits of dual enrollment?
There are several reasons to consider obtaining college credit while you’re still in high school. Dual enrollment programs help you to save time and money, take classes that your high school doesn’t offer, understand the expectations of college-level courses earlier, and explore your interests before choosing a major.
Are there any disadvantages of participating in dual enrollment?
Dual enrollment can be an awesome opportunity for students, but you should consider a few things before jumping in. For starters, taking a college-level course can be a great resume booster when it comes to college applications. It’s also important to do your research to make sure the classes you’re taking can be transferred to the college you want to attend after you graduate high school. Also, remember that these classes are on your permanent record, so make sure you are prepared to dedicate adequate time to studying and learning the material. If you’re already overwhelmed with other obligations (sports, clubs, work, etc.), it might not be a good time to pursue dual enrollment classes.
Concurrent Enrollment is a way for high school students to take college class while still in high school - even if they are not offered in the Dual Enrollment program.
Concurrent college classes are designed for enrichment and exploration and are NOT placed on the Wilson transcript. You will list these class on college application though and they will add to your overall program of study.
See website for MSAC and Rio Hondo below for steps and more information.
Connect four Steps
Apply to MSAC
Claim Msac account
CONNECT FOUR STEP 2
Take MSAC AQ
CONNECT FOUR STEP 3
CONNECT FOUR STEP 4
HOW TO REGISTER
Check out the awesome Connect Four website for more videos and PDF handouts to help search for classes and tips on choosing college classes and MORE! Don't forget that our MSAC Outreach rep is here to help you too!
Rio Hondo Steps