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Should I dual enroll in a community college in high school to receive an Associate's degree?

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Lydia’s Answer

Yes, yes and yes!!

Imagine you don't really know what you want to do for a living yet. Maybe you want to be a doctor, maybe you want to provide a doctor with tools during a surgery, maybe you want to design the tools, maybe you want to work with the community where this doctor works. There are so many different careers you could choose, getting that associates degree will help get you on the path to what you really want to be doing, while gaining credits toward a degree or training. Maybe you like the tool design so much that you find a 9 month training program you want to attend when you graduate. Wow, you would have an associates and a tool and die certification?!??! Heck yeah you want to do it if you can, you set yourself up to be at the top of the hiring chain earlier. I hope that helps!
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Keri’s Answer

Yes! My son is enrolled in both high school and community college and it has really helped him prepare, both mentally and scholastically, for the expectations that change when you leave high school and enter college. When you are in college, your professors expect that you know how to be accountable for your homework and your grade. They are more of a partner in your learning experience and treat you more like an...adult. :) If you are good at keeping up on your homework/studies on your own and feel like you can take more challenging courses into your daily school load, I highly recommend it.
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Zachary’s Answer

Yes! I wish I did this before I went to college. Worst case scenario you get the opportunity to take 12 hours a semester instead of 15 and still graduate on time/early. It will make your workload and college transition easier as well as save you money.
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