For the first time ever, George Mason will be offering dual enrollment classes through
The Math for the Liberal Arts classes are only one semester long but are worth three college credits each and half of a high school credit each. The Geophysics class is a whole year long, worth four college credits, and one high school credit.
Speaking from experience, dual enrollment is a great opportunity. I have been dual enrolled at NOVA since the spring 2011 and have earned thirteen credits. I took four of my five classes through the Governors Career and
By taking these classes, not only do students start an official college transcript while in high school, but the grades may also boost one’s high school GPA. College admissions offices will acknowledge the extra effort which will help when trying to get into the school of choice.
Another advantage of taking these courses is that they are considered “general education” classes at many colleges which means that college undergraduate students are required to take them to graduate. If high school students take them while still in high school, not only will it be easier to graduate earlier if one decided to do so, but it will also save thousands of dollars.
If you have already submitted your course registration online but would like to make a change and sign up for one of these classes, make an appointment to see your guidance counselor as soon as possible.
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