Dual Credit Overview

Dual Credit programs provide high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses with the intent the earn both high school and college credits. Research shows that participation in college-level coursework during high school can increase students’ exposure and aspirations to postsecondary success.

GEAR UP encourages juniors and seniors to enroll in dual credit programs which can provide up to two years of college-level coursework. Here are some of the programs that GEAR UP supports:

- Running Start Program
- Early College High School Program
- Jump Start Program
- Advanced Placement (AP) Programs