high school dual enrollment student

Why You Should Consider Dual Enrollment

Some students can’t stand waiting around. They want to get into their careers to start working and making money as soon as possible. Does this sound like you? If you’re a high school student who wants to get a jump start on their career, you should consider dual enrollment at York Technical College. Dual enrollment lets you earn college credits while still enrolled in high school, which is a huge advantage to have as a young person getting started in the world.

Why Should I Consider Dual Enrollment?

As mentioned above, dual enrollment gives you an enormous advantage in your career training. But how does it do this? By allowing you, a high school student, to take a few college courses while still enrolled in high school, you can cut down on your education time and costs dramatically. Want to knock out some of the easier intro courses? You can take them while dual enrolled. Want to see which career path fits you best? Take courses for a few different fields you’re interested in to find out which you find most engaging. Want to save money? Your school district may provide funding for dual enrollment that they won’t be able to provide after you graduate high school.

No matter how you look at it, dual enrollment is hugely beneficial for high school students. It’s like a fast pass to your dream career! If you are on track to graduate early and have a light class load in high school, you may as well fill up the extra time with classes that will count toward your degree, diploma, or certificate.

How Do I Begin Dual Enrollment?

Before you start taking college classes as a high schooler, you need to make sure you meet the following requirements.

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be currently enrolled or maintain enrollment as a high school junior or senior
  • Must meet US citizenship requirements
  • Parent permission and school official permission
  • Must complete the college application

Your school counselor can help you determine which dual enrollment classes will fit into your high school schedule, so it’s a good idea to talk with them before you get too far into the process. When you have planned everything out, you’ll need to complete a York Technical College application and fill out a Parental Permission Form. Once accepted, you will work with either your school counselor or an enrollment services counselor to register for classes.

It’s a simple process, and that process is made much simpler when you have faculty assisting you. Find all the information you need about registering for dual enrollment in this helpful guide. If you would like some help getting started, click the “Get Started” button in the top right.

How Much Does Dual Enrollment Cost?

While tuition and fee details vary by school district, dual enrollment at York Tech is usually much less expensive than taking the same classes at a four year institution. To get exact pricing, you’ll need to talk to your school counselor, home school association, or York Tech Enrollment Services. From there, you can also work out different payment options. And if you take more than 6 credit hours in a semester, you may be eligible for Lottery Tuition Assistance!


As you can see, dual enrollment gives high school students an early start on earning their degree, lets them explore potential career paths, and saves them money! If you’re interested in dual enrollment, follow the button below to get in contact with Enrollment Services today.