Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment—which provides opportunity for students to take college-level coursework while in high school and reduce their time and cost to a degree—has gained increasing public support in California in recent years. When rooted in principles of equity and leveraged for completion, dual enrollment can and should be a powerful tool to expand equitable access, deepen sense of belonging, reduce debt, and accelerate bachelor’s degree attainment specifically for first-generation and low-income students of color.

We are committed to supporting partners focused on designing dual enrollment programs to ensure that the courses students take are credit-bearing, transferrable, and relevant to their postsecondary ambitions, and to enable those who have historically not had access—including Black, Latinx, Indigenous, other students of color, and learners who face outsized barriers to success in higher education—to be better served and supported.