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What is dual enrollment?

Palomar College’s Vision for Dual Enrollment

What is our dual enrollment program?

  • College classes that take place at the high school during the regular school day.""
  • Classes are taught by instructors that are approved to teach at a California Community College.
  • Palomar sets up the dual enrollment program according to the needs of the high school and its students. See the various models for dual enrollment programs.

Dual enrollment refers to college classes offered at a high school intended for high school students to earn both high school and college credit. Dual enrollment programs offer structured pathways and guided student support in the following areas: enrollment, instructional resources, Palomar College counseling.

 

 

Dual Enrollment vs. Concurrent Enrollment

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The Dual Enrollment Program refers to college classes offered at a high school intended for high school students to earn both high school and college credit completely free of charge! Dual enrollment programs are structured pathways and offer guided student support in the following areas: enrollment, instructional resources, Palomar College counseling.

Concurrent Enrollment is when a high school student takes a community college course at his or her own discretion at a Palomar campus or online. Students are required to pay for textbooks and some fees. Tuition of $46 is not charged to the high school student.

Palomar College dual enrollment programs provides access to college and the opportunity to get ahead through the following intentional pathways and guided student support.

Intentional Pathways

          1. IGETC and/or CSU GE pathways
          2. Palomar Associate Degree and Certificate pathways
          3. Career technical pathways as a continuation of high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) areas

Guided Student Support

          1. Demystification of the on-boarding process to Palomar College
          2. Instructional resources
          3. Access to Palomar College counselors for career, academic, and personal counseling

 

Benefits of Dual Enrollment for Students""

Students who participate in dual enrollment programs generally have higher outcomes in the following areas:

  • Higher high school graduation rates
  • Higher high school GPAs
  • Better study skills for college
  • More likely to go to college
  • More likely to finish college
Last modified on October 25, 2019