Dual Credit

Dual Credit is a program that allows high school students to enroll in college classes, and earn credit toward high school graduation and a college degree. There are several different dual credit programs in Hawai‘i that academically qualified high school students can participate in. The two most common dual credit programs are Early College and Running Start. Below is a comparison chart that outlines some of the big differences between programs.

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Click below for more information on Dual Credit:
Dual Credit Issue Brief
Dual Credit Issue Brief Citations
– Dual Credit Website

Latest News on Dual Credit:
– Early Higher Education Spurs Positive Changes, Honolulu Star Advertiser, February 6, 2017
Never too Early for College, Star Advertiser Editorial, February 5, 2017
– Help More Students Earn College Credit, Star Advertiser Editorial, September 24, 2016
– Dual Credit Programs Found to Boost College Going Rates, Star Advertiser, September 19, 2016
– Hawai‘i Dual Credit High Schoolers More Likely to go to College, Hawai‘i News Now, September 8, 2016
Students Get a Head Start on College, Star Advertiser, April 25, 2016

Below are a summary of results on the benefits of dual credit programs on student success featured in the report:

Dual Credit and College EnrollmentEcon Disadv Persistance Rates

Early College Narrows Econ Disadv College GapDual Credit Narrows College GapEarly College Narrows Econ Disadv College GapDual Credit and College Enrollment

 

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