Posted: 15 Sep 2016 05:12 AM PDT
Dual enrollment has the potential to help students stay engaged in and complete high school and get a jumpstart on postsecondary education.
However, the limited research available on dual enrollment outcomes has found problems with credit transfer, according to Catherine Gewertz at Ed Week:
- Students in the University of Connecticut’s Early College Experience had 87 percent of their credits accepted for transfer, on average.
- A review of Texas students with scholarships to early college high schools found that all their credits transferred, but only 73 percent counted for their major.
While these percentages aren’t bad, when any credits fail to transfer, completion can take longer than expected or advertised.
Strategies to improve credit transfer rates include state policies that require the acceptance of dual credits and accreditation through the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.