The American Council on Education (ACE) allows for alternative learning programs that help high school students and adult learners earn college credits while completing high school graduation requirements. Dual enrollment online can help students at Excel earn ACE credits online for transfer to other colleges and universities.
How Dual Enrollment Online Works
ACE credits allow students to earn college credits through the Excel learning system. Students can take two types of classes:
- Lower-level college courses
- General education courses
College courses are comprised of required courses, including math, science, English, Social Science, Business, and other come courses are not part of the required classes specific to your degree. Many students attempt to complete these courses at community college for transfer purposes, but high school students can get credit for these courses while simultaneously finishing the requirements for their high school diploma.
Students get a jump start on their college credits, which can have a significant impact on completing college credits faster at a lower cost.
At Excel, we allow juniors and seniors, with a minimum of 12 credits, to apply for dual enrollment ACE credits. The student will be taking their college courses alongside their high school courses, accelerating their future in the process. Adults may enroll in ACE courses at any time.
Dual Enrollment FAQs
Can Earning College Credits in High School Save Me Money?
The average college credit costs over $590, and this figure can be much higher, depending on the college or university. Students save 50% to 80% on the cost of their credits when they learn through the Excel ACE CREDIT program.
Students will not have to pay for expensive college credits, nor will they have to take out massive student loans that only lead to more debt.
Time is also saved.
Taking just four courses can lead to one less semester of college. When students can get through their degree program quickly, they’re able to:
- End college with less debt
- Start their careers earlier
Entering a career earlier allows for a lifetime of benefits, including promotions, higher salaries, and job security. Dual enrollment can save students money initially on the cost of their degrees and lead to lifelong financial benefits.
How Do I Know the Credit I Earn Will Be Accepted by Colleges?
ACE credits online may or may not be accepted, depending on the college or university that you attend. All courses are accredited, but it’s important to choose a college or university that accepts ACE Credit to ensure that the credits will transfer over. Excel does have articulation agreements in place with many regionally accredited colleges and universities.
There are over 400 colleges regionally that accept ACE Credits, including:
- Charter Oak college
- Western Governors University
- National American University
- Northcentral University
- Capella University
- 400 more
You can view the entire list of colleges that will accept the credits you can earn through dual enrollment online. If your desired college or university is not listed on the site, inquire with admissions to see if your credits will transfer.
What Classes are Offered Through Dual Enrollment Online
ACE Credits online offer numerous courses that high school students can take online at the same time that they’re earning their high school degrees. The courses that are available from Excel Education Systems for college credits are:
- American Government
- American Literature I
- Business Communication Skills for Managers
- College Algebra
- Criminal Law
- English Composition
- Introduction to Business
- Introduction to Law
- Personal Injury Law (Torts)
- Principles of Accounting
- Principles of Economics
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Principles of Management
- Principles of Marketing
- Principles of Microeconomics
- U.S. History
Adults that are finishing their high school diploma online can also benefit from the dual enrollment option. Multiple class options are available.
Excel Education Systems offers dual enrollment online that helps students save time and money when seeking their degree. Students earn ACE credits online that help high schoolers earn lower-level and general education credits before they even have a high school diploma. You can graduate from Excel High School with many college credits and get ahead on earning your degree.