What is early enrollment?
Early enrollment refers to programs that allow you to earn college credits
before you graduate from high school. Advanced placement courses fall into
this category. You can also take a concurrent enrollment class while still
in high school, though you may have to take the class at the college or university.
Check with the college you plan to attend -- there are lots of courses and
many ways to earn credits!
Note: you will likely need permission from your high school counselor before
you can begin coursework.
How do early enrollment courses count toward college?
Colleges have different policies. But generally, courses numbered 1000
and above are recorded on your transcript, along with the grade you earned.
These credits count toward high school graduation, and can be transferred
to another campus.
Do I have to declare a major before taking concurrent enrollment
No, you don't have to declare a major if you don't know what you want to
Programs and Majors to find out more about different areas of study. You
can also Learn
About Yourself -- your unique interests, skills and abilities. Then Explore
Careers that match your skills and interests.
At the post-secondary level, many students take general education courses
in different disciplines to help determine their interests and strengths.
To delve deeper into a particular area of interest, you can take more courses,
volunteer or do an internship. College is about learning and trying new things.
So take advantage of the opportunity to explore different program and career
Can I get financial aid to take early enrollment courses?
No, federal financial aid is not offered for these courses. To receive
financial aid, you must have a high school diploma or the equivalent. However,
by taking college classes early, you're getting ahead and paying much less
than regular college students.