TNCC Dual Enrollment Increasingly Popular


Published: September 29, 2008

Taking college-level courses, on campus or at a high school, gives students a head start.

The Daily Press

If getting a jump start on college courses doesn’t appeal to high school students, it’s possible the reduced price grabs their parents’ attention.

Those two selling points have made a program called dual enrollment increasingly popular at Thomas Nelson Community College. It allows students to take college-level courses either in high school or on campus, and to potentially earn both high school and college credit.

Since TNCC President Charles Taylor and the Virginia Community College System ramped up efforts to recruit for the program in 2005, the number of courses offered and students participating have both risen.

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