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Why Dual Enrollment is a Good Decision for High School Students

Skyrocketing costs of higher education and the pursuit of a more rigorous workload have led many high school students to take advantage of dual enrollment: earning college credits while finishing up their high school coursework.

 
PRLog - Sep. 29, 2010 - Skyrocketing costs of higher education and the pursuit of a more rigorous workload have led many high school students to take advantage of dual enrollment. Allowing high school students to earn college credits while finishing up their high school coursework, dual enrollment helps students prepare themselves for college and eliminate the standard freshman courses all students have to complete.

Public four-year colleges on average charge $7,020 per year in tuition for students who live in state and $11,528 on average for full-time out-of-state-students. Private four-year colleges on average charge $26,273 per year in tuition and fees, according to collegeboard.com.

Participating in dual enrollment while in high school translates to graduating early and saving thousands of dollars. StraighterLine (http://www.straighterline.com/), allows students to complete their freshman course load for $999, a fraction of the cost of today's college tuition. Students can also choose from two other payment options and pay $99 per month plus $39 for every course started or pay a flat fee of $399 per course.

Offering exceptional affordability, challenging course work and transferable college credit, StraighterLine (http://www.straighterline.com/how-it-works.cfm) allows students to enroll at any institution that awards college credit for American Council of Education (ACE) evaluated courses, which includes most colleges. Students can also speed up the process by enrolling in one of StraighterLine's partner colleges (http://www.straighterline.com/partner-colleges.cfm).

The benefits of dual enrollment are numerous and varied. With StraigherLine high school students can complete their freshman workload online from home, with the knowledge their classes will transfer to an ACE college. Online college tutors are available to help aid students in their studies, and classes can be completed according to the student's timeline. There are no fixed dates or deadlines, so classes will not interfere with extracurricular activities.

Graduating early gives students a head start in today's competitive job market. Each May the job market is flooded with fresh college graduates seeking job opportunities. Graduating ahead of schedule gives early graduates an advantage in their job search since they will be competing against far fewer candidates for entry-level positions.

With StraighterLine students can take control of their academic and financial future, and begin working toward their careers today.

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About StraighterLine: Creating an innovative, new way for students to complete required college courses by building on the expertise of seasoned, respected, and proven educators and partners, StraighterLine provides the shortest distance between you and your degree.

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