This post is sponsored by Schoolcraft College.
Building a solid foundation in order to thrive at a four-year college or university can be a challenge. One option to consider is becoming a Dual Enrollment student at Schoolcraft College. This program, in most cases, allows students to primarily earn college credit in small and personal distance learning and/or traditional class settings, have one-on-one interactions with professors and save money all while working with equally motivated peers.
Students also can choose to use these credits to meet high school requirements. Generally, the tuition and fees associated with dual enrollment are covered by the school district.
Benefits of being a Dual Enrollment student at Schoolcraft College:
- Earn college credits for little to potentially no cost
- The college credits you earn now could help you graduate early from your four-year school
- This saves money on housing, course fees, textbooks and more
- You can potentially start your career earlier
- Learn how to succeed in a college environment
- Study with dedicated, like-minded students
The real-life experiences of former student Sanjay Koka illustrate the many benefits of being a Dual Enrollment student at Schoolcraft College.
Koka was dual-enrolled at Schoolcraft College for four years, 2014-2018. He took a variety of courses in humanities, math and science to provide a foundation for his higher-education goals at the University of Toledo, where he is majoring in Biochemistry.
“The dual enrollment classes at Schoolcraft College helped me attain the majority of my general education requirements when I started undergrad,” he said. “That allowed me to focus on my degree-specific classes and it made my experience in undergrad much more doable and stress-free.”
In essence, Sanjay entered the University of Toledo ahead of his cohorts. He then used that edge to even greater advantage.
“By the time I started undergrad, I only had one general education requirement I had to complete, so I took Honors culture and literature classes because I had space and it helped supplement the skills I had already learned in many of the Schoolcraft classes I took,” he said.
Sanjay also said the Dual Enrollment experience just generally helped him prepare for university-level coursework and expectations, where he’s thriving.
“I learned a lot from my experiences in terms of how college classes operate and how to design certain study skills so that I could achieve my desired grades,” he said. “Schoolcraft was a great experience for me because it served as a blueprint in how to be successful in a college environment.”
Sanjay is on track to graduate early, saving him money and time as he ramps up for his career. He also urges high school students to explore the possibilities of dual enrollment.
“I would highly recommend the dual enrollment program at Schoolcraft College,” he said. “The program has benefited me tremendously and it is honestly a better pathway toward achieving college credits than the AP exam path.”
To learn more
If you’re interested in becoming a Dual Enrollment student at Schoolcraft College, your first step is meeting with your high school counselor to determine if you are eligible for dual enrollment.
Go here to learn more about Dual Enrollment at Schoolcraft College. You also can talk to a representative from Schoolcraft College’s admissions department by calling 734-462-4683 Monday through Friday during normal business hours.