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Dual Enrollment

For Middle and High School Students

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment means that the student is enrolled in postsecondary coursework while also enrolled in high school. As a student you earn college credits for the classes you complete. 

Why should you consider Dual Enrollment?
  • You earn college credits while still enrolled in High School.
  • You don't pay tuition for Dual Enrollment classes. They are free.
  • Some of the classes are transferable to a 4-year university.
What should you consider while taking Dual Enrollment courses?
  • Students who are heavily involved in athletics or other extracurricular activities may find they don't have enough time to do well in dual enrollment courses.
  • The grade received in these courses will appear on the student's official college transcript and cannot be removed. This means that not completing, or getting a poor grade in dual enrollment courses could negatively impact the student's  G.P.A., and the ability to get accepted at the college of their choice.
Are Dual Enrollment courses difficult?

If you already have completed challenging high school courses, you should feel confident about tackling college class work for dual enrollment purposes. However, unlike high school, where you go to class everyday, most college and university courses only meet once or twice a week. In between times, you are expected to read and understand large amounts of textbook content, so you'll need to budget time during the day and evening to keep up with the course pace.

If the textbook is hard to understand, you will need to make time to email or call the professor, or find a tutor to help you. 

Another consideration for dual enrollment courses is that you may have fewer projects to complete, but each one has a large percentage of your final grade. If you miss one major assignment, this could cause you to fail the class.

This is not to discourage you from taking dual enrollment classes, but be realistic in your time and expectations.

 Contact Us

Administration Building (Cesar Chavez) AD

Room 300


Harley Haas
Dual Enrollment Coordinator

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2071


Juan F Alvarez
Student Services Specialist

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2072


 Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 4:30pm

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911