Students are earning college credits in high school, hoping to cut their costs and get a head start on higher education, reports the Washington Post.
. . . The West Potomac High School senior is among hundreds of thousands of teenagers getting a head start on an associate’s or bachelor’s degree — and saving on tuition — by taking college courses in high school.
In some cases, college instructors teach at a high school; in others, high school students go to the local community college. The rigor varies quite a bit.
I was distressed to read that Avila “wants to study dental hygiene at the community college in the fall and then transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University.” It’s not likely dental hygiene credits will count toward a four-year degree. This girl needs college counseling.
I wish someone would tell her those dental hygiene credits aren’t likely to count toward a four-year degree.