Fullerton College has partnered with several local school districts to offer K–12 students the opportunity to take free college classes while still enrolled in high school through the Dual Enrollment program.
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
Interested in taking Dual Enrollment courses this SPRING 2023?
Classes are being updated continuously in your district’s section.
Select your district to see the classes that will be offered to your 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.