Questions about DualEnroll.com
How does DualEnroll benefit students?
High school students are still developing organization skills, and many students miss out on the opportunities of dual/concurrent enrollment if the process is complex or requires multiple disjointed steps. DualEnroll provides a simple, one-step process for students to apply and register for courses, eliminating drop out points and ensuring that students successfully enroll. Automated and custom reminders ensure that additional requirements like parent permission are completed, and high school dashboards empower counselors and instructors to assist students where needed, providing extra support for students with extra challenges.
How does DualEnroll benefit high schools?
DualEnroll enables high schools to prepare students for the transition to post-secondary education by supporting student self-service while also reducing administrative time required for high school staff. Dashboards provide visibility to status and required actions for every student and highlight actions needed by the high school. Involving instructors in the process shifts burden from counselors. Automated reminders ensure students and parents provide permission, transcripts or other required documents , minimizing the need for individual follow-up from high school staff.
How does DualEnroll benefit colleges?
DualEnroll helps colleges increase enrollments, better support high school partners, expand course offerings and ensure courses in the high school align with the college curriculum.
DualEnroll facilitates efforts by the college to recruit these students for full-time admission after graduation by creating a digital student experience that creates a positive first impression of the institution as tech-savvy and able to prepare students for a technology-centric workforce.
DualEnroll supports college efforts to increase access for low income or other disadvantaged student populations. The benefits of exposure to college work while the additional support system of high school is still available are magnified for students with less family support. Paradoxically, however, this lack of family support can make it more difficult for these students to complete a complex, multistep sign-up process. By streamlining the process and sending custom reminders of deadlines to students and parents, and by providing visibility of student progress to counselors, DualEnroll helps marginal students participate in the college’s dual/concurrent enrollment program.
What does DualEnroll cost?
DualEnroll is priced based on the size of the program and which modules of the system the college selects. This price structure makes DualEnroll affordable even for smaller programs.
How long has DualEnroll been around?
DualEnroll has been supporting colleges and universities since 2012. DualEnroll is used by a wide range of colleges including Boise State University, Ivy Tech Community College, Missouri State University, the Virginia Community College System, the Community College System of New Hampshire, and the College of Western Idaho. The two colleges who first began using DualEnroll in 2012 are still active customers.
Who's behind DualEnroll?
DualEnroll was created by a team of experienced education technology veterans who believe passionately in the value of dual enrollment. Our mission is supporting colleges in their efforts to increase the quantity and quality of courses available to high school students.
Based on their understanding of the higher education environment, the DualEnroll team recognized that legacy student systems didn’t support the needs of dual/concurrent programs and built the DualEnroll platform to fill this gap. Its cloud-based platform combines an intuitive user interface with a highly-configurable workflow engine that seamlessly exchanges data with student systems as necessary. This allows colleges to create an efficient and intuitive user experience for students, high school partners and internal staff while maintaining the integrity of the student system as the system of record where required.
Questions about Dual/Concurrent Enrollment
What is dual enrollment?
Dual enrollment is a partnership between high schools and colleges which allows high school students to take college classes before completing high school and have those classes count toward both high school graduation requirements and college degree completion.
How can dual enrollment help students achieve a college degree?
Research shows that students who take dual enrollment classes get higher GPA’s, earn degrees more quickly, are more likely to stay in college, and are more likely to finish a degree program. Students benefit from being exposed to real college work while they still have the support system of high school and are full time students. Accumulating college credits by eliminating duplication of courses and taking full advantage of the senior year keeps provides extra motivation to finish their degree program. And the cost savings of earning free or heavily discounted college credit makes a college degree financially attainable for economically disadvantaged students.
How is dual enrollment different from AP or IB?
AP or IB classes are high school classes for which your students can get credit at some colleges if they achieve a certain result on a final exam. However, there is no guarantee of credit. Dual enrollment classes are college classes that also count toward high school, and college credit is guaranteed if your students pass the class. Dual enrollment gives students experience with actual college level work and they are often more motivated when they know they are earning definite college credit.
What does dual enrollment cost?
In many states, dual enrollment classes are free or heavily subsidized, allowing high school students to begin accumulating college credits at little or no cost and reduce the cost and time required to obtain a degree. To see the specific cost, courses and programs available in your state, sign up at dualenroll.com.
Can students take dual enrollment classes from more than one college?
Yes! One of the benefits of dual enrollment is allowing students to 'try out' colleges they might be interested in attending and find the classes that are best suited to their individual educational goals. Dualenrollment.com streamlines the enrollment process to make it easy to take full advantage of all the choices available to a student at their high school.
What should students think about before dual enrolling?
Dual enrollment classes are ‘real’ college, so students should expect the level of work to be more demanding than a typical high school course and plan their schedule and commitments accordingly. If a student fails a dual enrollment class, they will not get credit toward high school graduation and the low grade will count against their college GPA. If a student begins a class and realizes he/she is likely to fail, they should drop the class before the drop date. Dualenroll.com will provide students and guidance connselors with drop dates for all enrolled class and send a reminder when the drop date is approaching to make sure students don’t miss important deadlines.