Dual Enrollment - Getting a Head Start

Dual enrollment is growing in popularity for the many benefits it provides to those who participate.

Dual enrollment is a great way for high school students to get a head start on their college education as it allows high school students take high school and college courses – concurrently - for credit in both systems. Dual enrollment is growing in popularity for the many benefits it provides to those who participate.

  • Taking college courses while still in high school gives students a head start on the college experience.
  • Students who take dual enrollment classes are more likely to enroll in college after high school.
  • They are also more likely to earn a degree.
  • There is usually less time required after high school to earn a degree.
  • Students have access to the college library and other college resources.
  • Dual enrollment makes college attainable for many low-income, first-generation, and minority students.
  • It allows for exploration of various fields of study.
  • Many dual enrollment courses are career focused, meaning students may be better equipped to navigate the work force early out of high school.

For more information on Dual Enrollment, contact:

West Hills College Coalinga and WHCC Firebaugh Center by phone at (559) 934-2913, or by email at whccdualenrollment@whccd.edu.

West Hills College Lemoore Admissions at (559) 925-3317.

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