Dual Enrollment Courses Online at ASU
By Hazel Scott
Third-year student, Dailan Green, entered the Alabama State University’s dual enrollment program in 2017 while he was still a junior at Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School in Montgomery. Green completed the program and received his high school diploma in 2019.
“The experience was great. Most of the curriculum from the college courses went hand in hand with my high school classes. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” Green said.
The Montgomery native encourages high school juniors and seniors to consider early-college opportunities.
“Go all out. It’s (dual enrollment) going to jump-start your future and open so many doors,” Green said.
Green noted that dual enrollment cuts the time he spends in college by two years.
“Spring 2022 here I come,” he said.
ASU’s Dual Enrollment Now On Line
ASU’s Interim Assistant Provost, Tanjula Petty, said ASU is now offering its dual enrollment program online, which will be of benefit to more students like Green.
Petty said high school juniors and seniors who are considering easing into college coursework to jump start or further their education and careers should take a closer look at Alabama State University.
“Any student in high school that is planning to attend college should look at the dual enrollment opportunity at Alabama State University,” said Petty. “The dual enrollment program allows the student to complete college-level course work, while experiencing college life. Also, the university is now offering the courses online, so that high school students will not miss out on this opportunity.”
Petty noted dual enrollment can be very beneficial in helping at-risk students become more confident by exposing them to the expectations of higher education, as well as college campus culture.
“However, the students must be able to meet the admission requirements,” she added.
Students meeting ASUs admissions criteria, Petty said, may enroll in three to six credit hours per semester and up to 24 credit hours over a two-year or four-semester period. To enroll in six credit hours (two courses) per semester, a student must have a 3.25 GPA. All other students may enroll in only three credit hours (one course) per semester.
Eligible high school students may enroll as an onsite student and take classes on campus, as an online distance learning student with professors delivering instruction via Blackboard, or as a high school site student wherein an ASU instructor reports to the high school to teach the course.
“The delivery method is determined by the signed agreement between the high school and Alabama State University,” Petty said.
Petty said most states have guidelines in place governing dual enrollment and tuition, which vary from state to state. The guidelines for dual enrollment in the state of Alabama are established by the Alabama State Department of Education.
Students/parents, Petty said, are responsible for tuition, textbooks and other applicable fees.
Petty said high school students interested in enrolling in ASU dual enrollment program should visit ASU’s website at www.alasu.edu/DualEnrollment to print a Dual Enrollment Packet.
To find out more information about tuition and the program, students/parents can call The Office of Admissions and Recruitment at 334-229-4291.