Dual Enrollment is a program for high school Juniors and Seniors (and less frequently Sophomores) in which eligible high school students take one or more college courses at an area college. This is a wonderful opportunity for motivated students to improve their GPA, their resume and their transcript while showing colleges and universities that they are hard working and ambitious students.
A Dual Enrollment course is worth 1.25 GPA points for high school, and also you will receive college credit when you pass! Best of all – its free and easy to apply to!
Keep in mind, Dual Enrollment courses are college courses, with college students and a college professor. These are not courses designed for high school students, they are hard work and must completed out of school hours. However, all the work will pay off in a number of ways for students who pass their courses!
Westfield State University, and Holyoke Community College offer dual enrollment courses for HCSS students. Meet with your guidance counselor for more information about applying!