Keiser University

Dual Enrollment Gives High School Students a Jump Start on College

Posted on April 21, 2014

By: Sabrina Mohammed

In today’s fast paced world more high school students are attempting to get ahead in their college decision making process by taking college courses while in high school.  Students that opt to take this path demonstrate a high level of dedication and foresight to their future academic and career plans.  There are many benefits to being able to take college courses while still in high school as it gives you an opportunity to see what the higher education environment will be like and also looks great on your future college applications!  Furthermore these programs offer you the courses at no cost and so it proves to be a smart economical decision.

The process of taking college level courses while still in high school is commonly referred to as Dual Enrollment. Dual Enrollment is a program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn college credit that will also count as high school credit.  Dual enrollment courses offer students a great opportunity to take dynamic courses and get a head start to the college education.

To get started with Dual Enrollment at a college in your hometown first check with your high school guidance counselor for a list of colleges affiliated with your high school.  Speak with them on the requirements, the time commitment and what classes are being offered. Once you decide on a college contact the admissions office and have them schedule a visit to the campus where you can begin the application process and gain eligibility information.  You must ensure that the credits you will be taking are from an accredited university so that they can be transferrable.

The Keiser University Dual Enrollment Program is for rising high school seniors to experience college while still supported by high school staff and mentors.  Students have the ability to earn college credit in career-focused courses and familiarize themselves with the post-secondary environment.

Sabrina Mohammed is the Director of Admissions for the Port St. Lucie campus of Keiser University. 

Comments

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly, Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N., Nursing Graduate

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios, Medical Assisting Graduate

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores, BA in Accounting Graduate

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella, MBA Graduate

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C, MS in Physician Assistant Graduate

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon, Criminal Justice Graduate

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou, Histotechnology Graduate

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams, BA in Business Administration Graduate

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I have been going to another school before, dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information that I need. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor, Medical Assisting Graduate

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley, Information Technology Graduate

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate