Seminole State invites high school students to discover benefits of Dual Enrollment
SANFORD, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2018) – To encourage students to get a head start in college, Seminole State College of Florida will host three Dual Enrollment information sessions for local high school students and their parents with details on the program, its benefits and requirements.
Seminole State’s Dual Enrollment Program allows qualified high school students to take college coursework and concurrently earn credit toward high school and an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, Associate in Science (A.S.) degree or a career certificate.
The Dual Enrollment Program is governed by Florida Statute, the Florida Department of Education and an articulation agreement between Seminole County Public Schools, a private school or a home school and Seminole State. Students participating in Dual Enrollment are exempt from paying registration, tuition and laboratory fees.
“Dual Enrollment is a wonderful opportunity for students to work toward a college or career program while they are still in high school,” says LeeAnn Davis, assistant director of Dual Enrollment at Seminole State. “The program gives students a jump-start on their education, whether it be toward a four-year degree or a career program that will give them a skill to find a job after high school.”
According to Columbia University’s Community College Research Center, high school students enrolling in Dual Enrollment courses increase the likelihood of attaining a college credential. Since the 2012-13 academic year, Seminole State’s Dual Enrollment students have maintained pass rates above 90 percent.
Representatives from many of Seminole State’s programs, including pharmacy technology, criminal justice, and engineering technology will be present to guide students and parents regarding the Dual Enrollment process and opportunities surrounding each program.
The College’s Dual Enrollment information sessions will be offered as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m., Altamonte Springs Campus (ALT-120)
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., Robert and Jane Lee Campus at Oviedo, Auditorium
Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m., Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, Partnership Center (UP-1206)
“The College is hosting the Dual Enrollment sessions, because we want to make sure that students and parents are aware of the opportunity to participate in the program,” says Davis. “While dual enrollment is not right for every student, it is important to create awareness of the option so students and parents can make a more informed decision about their educational path.”
For more information about the Dual Enrollment Program at Seminole State, visit the Dual Enrollment website.
About Seminole State College of Florida: Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida and online. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolestate and follow us on Twitter: @seminolestate.
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