A Surge in Dual Enrollment

Some community colleges are seeing a big surge in dual enrollments that is likely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Several college leaders cite several factors that are leading more high school students to seek college credits: There is uncertainty over whether high schools will reopen in the fall. Jobs and sports aren’t available. And, in some cases, there is more flexibility in admitting high school students.

Dual enrollment at Montgomery College (MC) in Maryland is already up 300 percent for the fall semester, compared to fall 2019, says Sanjay Rai, senior vice president for academic affairs.

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