NGA Education Topic Papers: A Governor’s Dual Enrollment Framework for Success

National Reporting / State Policy /

Dual enrollment, which is referred to by many names including “college in high school” programs, offers states an opportunity to begin overcoming these challenges.iv These programs rely on a partnership between school districts and institutions of higher education to allow high school students to enroll in college courses that lead to transcripted credit. Students who participate in these programs are more likely to graduate high school ready for college, persist in their college courses, and attain a college degree.