Welch College now offers the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to be dually enrolled in selected college courses prior to their high school graduation. These college credits can be simultaneously applied toward high school and college graduation.
Dual enrollment allows students to make the transition from high school to college easily without being overwhelmed by a new environment. Students get an idea of how high school courses compare to college courses and how high school teachers differ from college professors. These classes also provide an opportunity for students who are not able to take AP or IB classes to demonstrate a more rigorous course load on their transcripts. Finally, one of the biggest benefits is that it allows students to accumulate credits prior to entering college so they will be able to graduate from college early or on time.
Welch College realizes the financial commitment parents have made to provide their children with a Christian education. To make dual enrollment affordable to parents, Welch College is providing this opportunity to students at a rate that includes a significant scholarshipped amount. The tuition cost per dual enrollment course will be $450 plus the cost of textbooks. This amount is a savings of 70% off the regular tuition rate achieved through a Welch student scholarship.
Qualifying Tennessee students are also eligible for the Dual Enrollment Grant, which is a part of the Tennessee Hope Scholarship. Qualifying students can receive $300 per course, for up to four (4) courses during their Junior and Senior years of high school. Courses taken above the four (4) courses will be deducted from their HOPE Scholarship allowance.
Some of the Hope Scholarship eligibility requirements include:
- Be classified as an 11th or 12th grader by the student’s high school
- Meet the admissions criteria for dual enrollment for the college to which the student will enroll as a dually enrolled student
- Be a Tennessee resident one (1) year prior to enrollment