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Can high schoolers take online college credit courses?

Hey friends, so here's the thing: my high school's course selection isn't the greatest and I wanna challenge myself more. I've been looking into online college credit courses that high school students can take. Has anyone done this before? How do you get started and will these credits actually transfer to a university later on?

7 months ago

Hey there! Absolutely, high school students can take online college credit courses, typically known as dual enrollment courses. Getting started often involves checking out local community colleges or universities that offer these courses to high school students. You'll want to talk with your high school counselor to see if there are any established programs or partnerships with post-secondary institutions that your school already participates in.

When it comes to transferring credits, it's important to remember that each university has its own policy regarding transfer credits. Generally, credits from accredited institutions are more likely to be accepted, but it's not guaranteed.

Before you enroll, reach out to the admissions offices of the colleges you're interested in attending to ask about their credit transfer policies. Some may require a minimum grade or may not accept credits for certain courses. It's best to get this information up front to ensure that the courses will count towards your degree later on.

Keep challenging yourself, it can be a fantastic way to delve deeper into subjects you're passionate about and show initiative on your college applications!

7 months ago

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