Recommendations for the Biden-Harris Administration to Support Dual Enrollment, Concurrent Enrollment & Early College High Schools

Best Practices / Equity / Federal Policy /

This transition memo offers a set of policy recommendations, with a focus on college in high school programs as a critical lever of change. To date, federal policy has not recognized the unique opportunities, challenges, and importance of the young adult experience and has not created comprehensive policies and structures to support students ages 16-24, especially those facing opportunity gaps. Prioritizing dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and early college high schools will provide a bridge over the widening opportunity gap, propelling underserved students towards success in higher education and our economy.

The following are recommendations for how the federal government can establish a more accessible and effective education system by incentivizing and scaling college in high school programs with a focus on quality and equity.