Interested in taking Dual Enrollment courses this Fall 2020?
Select your district to see the classes that will be offered to your school.
Dual Enrollment classes are college-level classes—held at Fullerton College or at a local high school during after-school hours—that are guaranteed to give the student General Education (GE) college credit. Most courses run during the regular college semester except for a few five-week-long courses.
Benefits of Dual Enrollment
- Take college Courses for FREE
- Earn Transferable credits for universities!
- Explore different General Education Courses during High School
Fact: Fullerton College conducted approximately 350 visits to local high schools in academic year 2014-2015.
What are the differences between Advance Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (DE)?
Advanced Placement (AP): AP classes are a year-long college-level classes taught to prepare you for AP tests, which you take at the end of the school year to earn college credit and/or “advanced placement” (hence, “AP”). Usually, you must get a score of 3 or higher to gain college credit. These classes require a substantial amount of writing as well as reading chapters from a textbook. Not all AP courses guarantee college credit.
What are the advantages of Dual Enrollment?
- Earn your college degree in less time.
- Eliminate duplication of coursework between high school and college.
- Save money. Concurrently enrolled students are not required to pay tuition. All materials and books will be purchased by the student or by the participating high school and/or district.
- Explore career fields before starting college.
- Easier transition to college.