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Completing college classes while still in high school is a great way to earn college credits before graduation and shorten the time it takes to meet your goals. Whether you plan on earning a degree or certificate from Kellogg Community College to give you an edge in the workplace or simply want to get your basic courses out of the way before transferring to a four-year school or university, the following three options for earning college credits while still in high school will get you where you want to go faster and, in most cases, without spending a dime on tuition.

Click the links below for more information. If you’re a high school student interested in college now or in the near future, right now is the time to take action!

Email [email protected] and let us help you find your path at KCC!

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Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is when a high school student enrolls in classes at KCC at the same time they are still enrolled in high school. Dual-enrolled students traditionally spend part of the school day in class at their high school and part of the school day in class on campus at KCC. The first step to becoming a dual-enrolled high school student is to contact your high school counselor and ask about dual-enrollment opportunities at KCC. Visit our High School Dual Enrollment page for more information.

Early College

Like dual enrollment, early college programs involve high school students enrolling at KCC while still attending high school. Early college programs generally begin during the student’s sophomore year of high school and run through an additional “fifth year” extending one year after traditional high school graduation. Early college students take a variety of KCC courses intermixed with their high school schedules and graduate after their fifth year with an associate degree in addition to their high school diploma. KCC currently has early college agreements with several regional high schools. For more information about early college opportunities offered at KCC through your high school, contact your high school counselor. Visit our Early College page for more information.

High School Articulation

While programs like dual enrollment and early college involve high school students taking KCC classes for college credit, high school articulation awards college credits for classes taken by the student at his or her high school. A high school student who successfully completes an approved high school course with a grade of a B or higher and also completes associated competencies to demonstrate his or her learning to KCC’s Articulation Committee is eligible to receive college credits for the equivalent course at KCC. Learn more about high school articulation.

Dual Enrollment Contacts

Angie Bess

Angie Bess

Manager, Early College and Events

Timeaka Reese

Timeaka Reese

Student Success Coach, Early College and Dual Enrollment