Dual Enrollment Program Overview
Dual Enrollment at Southern University’s Baton Rouge Campus is a program that allows high school students (juniors and seniors) to enroll in college courses for credit prior to high school graduation. College credit earned through Dual Enrollment can be simultaneously applied toward high school and college graduation and can be transferred to other colleges or universities. In addition to the College Level Credit, Southern University offers students the enrichment/developmental education courses and high school credit. However, the developmental elective courses cannot be used toward a college major, but a high school student can use them toward their units for graduation.
The benefits of the Dual Enrollment Program are numerous. Dual Enrollment allows students to transition from high school to college easily. Students can get a chance to see what college is like without being completely overwhelmed with a whole new environment. The classes offer an opportunity for students who do not qualify to take advanced placement (AP) classes to demonstrate a more rigorous course load on their transcripts. The greatest benefit of Dual Enrollment is that it allows students to accumulate credits prior to entering college , so they will be able to graduate from college early or on time.
Southern University and A & M College is committed to rendering service to the community through its many programs and making available its resources to enhance the quality of life for all people. The University’s mission is grounded in the belief that the institution must offer a wide range of learning opportunities designed to allow students of different abilities to obtain a quality education. To this end, the University is offering an Dual Enrollment Program established to prepare students for college, advanced course work, and the changing demands of a global society. The University’s partnership with high schools further demonstrates its commitment to providing quality education and support services that meet the diverse needs and abilities of all qualified students. Southern University views this as an investment in the future and vital to the health of its educational enterprise.