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Affordable Dual Enrollment Right Now!

Are your local dual enrollment colleges restrictive or expensive? Here are 3 AFFORDABLE college options your high school student can register for right now that DON’T require admissions testing! Online courses for fall semester will begin soon.

all course prices based on a typical 3-credit college course. 


$150 per course

Concordia University (Mequon, Wisconsin)

Type of school:  Private 4 year regionally accredited Christian college

Delivery:  on-campus or online

Called:  PreCollege

Assessment scores required:  No

Cost for out of state:  $50 per credit ($150 per course)

Books: not needed

Course offerings:  selected courses

NOTE:  Course Catalog pdf

Thanks to Homeschooling for College Credit Georgia parent Staci M. offers for suggesting this program!  “Concordia University Wisconsin offers classes for dual credit at $50 per credit hour. No hidden fees or textbooks. VERY responsive–my daughter applied and was accepted in less than 2 hours AND had received login credentials for her student account. * the only caveat is the student must be in high school.* Regionally accredited so credits should transfer. Hope this helps someone out there looking ❤️.”


$180 per course

Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Type of school: Private Christian 4 year regionally accredited university

Delivery:  online and on-campus

Called:  ORU Advantage

Assessment scores required:  No

Cost for out of state:  $250 per class

Books:  additional cost

Courses offered: choose from the list

NOTE:  No age requirement

Parent Misty G. from our Facebook group has this to say about her 12 and 14 year old daughter’s experiences:  “As far as admissions, it was so much easier and pain-free than I thought it would be! I filled out the online form (pretty short), signed a page online saying that as their homeschool administrator I think they can do it, and their admissions person called me to finish everything up. After that, we received e-mails to their registration quick-links and finished everything up there (payment, signing their honor code, etc.) Everything was completely done within a couple of days. (No outside documents needed, just their social security number.)

I highly recommend replacing an existing course with the college course, not adding to your load. Our kids are in American Gov. and Politics and the workload averages 8 hours per week (16 if you stay on the normal class schedule). I’m helping my children set up their calendars today so they stay on track. Also, this week did require a decent amount of my time to explain some college lingo and MLA.

I highly recommend replacing an existing course with the college course, not adding to your load. Our kids are in American Gov. and Politics and the workload averages 8 hours per week (16 if you stay on the normal class schedule). I’m helping my children set up their calendars today so they stay on track. Also, this week did require a decent amount of my time to explain some college lingo and MLA “

$300 per course

Bluefield College (Bluefield, Virginia)

Type of school:  Private 4 year regionally accredited Christian college

Delivery: on-campus or online

Called:  Dual Enrollment

Assessment scores required:  No

Cost for out of state:  $300 per course

Books: additional cost

Course offerings:  selected courses

NOTE:  Residents of UT, NY, WI, KY, RI, NJ are not eligible for this program

Meg G, a parent from our FB group, has this to say:  “My son is in his second year of Dual Enrollment on the Associate’s in General Studies track at Bluefield, and he is also a senior in high school. He earned 27-semester credits at BC last year. During his first year at BC, Bluefield was great, but now in his second year, we’ve discovered some negatives… PROS: 1.) Inexpensive 2.) No testing required for admission, and no testing required for English and Math courses.  3.) Challenging coursework but doable. 4.) Small class size and professors are accessible. 4.) 8-week terms which is perfect for holding my sons’ attention and interest. 5.) Accepts CLEP, DTTS, and ACE credits. 6.) Christian college but does not push their philosophy on students.  CONS: 1.) VERY INFLEXIBLE about course substitutions. (My son got closed out of most of his required classes this fall, and BC would not allow him to substitute one of THEIR OWN literature courses for the literature course that he needed.) 2.) Will not accept courses from other colleges unless they match exactly the course that they offer. 3.) They (the registrar) often lose paperwork and do not reply back quickly…At least that’s what our experience has been.”

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3 thoughts on “Affordable Dual Enrollment Right Now!

  1. Do you know how well these courses transfer to other colleges if my child doesn’t want to attend there on campus?
    Thank you,
    Heather

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    1. Hi Heather, great question! When a college to college transfer takes place, it is always up to the receiving college to make the final decision. That said, colleges tend to follow general principles as to how they evaluate whether or not credits transfer. I also follow those same general principles when I post about colleges and credits to share here. The colleges in this post (and my website) are regionally accredited- the most important criteria for transfer. If your teen is old enough that you’ve started thinking about target colleges, you can visit their websites to see if they place specific restrictions on incoming students, but as a “gamble” these colleges are exceptionally solid choices.

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