Dual Enrollment (DE) permits high school students to start earning college credit while in high school. Special DE classes are held at the high school during the regular high school day to qualified high school students, who meet the eligibility requirements and academic prerequisites, register properly and pay tuition and fees.
Several Pinal County high schools partner with Central Arizona College by offering Dual Enrollment classes. Students should please ask their high school guidance counselor if DE classes are available at their high school.
While there are advantages to getting a jump start on higher education, students and parents should seriously consider college class expectations. Grades posted to a college transcript will follow the student for life and will affect future opportunities for employment, financial aid, and academics.