The classes are an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while fulfilling their high school requirements.
“We are excited to offer classes to high school students that can give them a jump start on their college coursework,” said Stacy Duffield, director of the Office of Teaching and Learning. “Through Dual Credit classes, high school students can earn college credit and explore various majors. NDSU instructors will teach the classes, broadening the offerings that are typical in a high school.
High school students are now beginning their search for dual credit classes for next year. Students who might be interested in the classes are gifted students, students who have completed all available advanced courses at their high school, homeschooled students and students who are interested in earning both high school and college credit.
The program may be especially useful for rural school districts because the courses are all offered online, which removes time and distance barriers.
A video playlist has been created for several of the offered courses, with more videos to come.
Duffield said the Dual Credit program also is a recruiting tool for the university. “It allows high school students to discover the many different majors available at NDSU and they can get to know our instructors,” she said.
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