Take The Stress Out of Freshman Year With Concurrent Enrollment

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Planning Ahead Can Pay Off, Literally.

How To Avoid Repeating Your High School Senior Year During Your Freshman Year of College

For most students, the transition from high school to college can be a scary one. And who can blame them: going to college means adopting a brand-new, independent lifestyle—one with a much heavier workload than many high schoolers are used to. What’s more, college prerequisite courses are often duplicates of AP, IB, or higher-level classes offered in high schools. With all those changes in tow, who would want to take on more than is necessary?

In his New York Times article, Tamar Lewin delves into a report by Complete College America to find that the amount of work required to obtain a four-year degree is more than most students can manage. “At most public universities, only 19 percent of full-time students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years, the report found. Even at state flagship universities — selective, research-intensive institutions — only 36 percent of full-time students complete their bachelor’s degree on time,” says Lewin.

Thankfully, technology gives us innovative ways to tackle these sort of problems. Enter concurrent enrollment. ASU Prep Digital’s concurrent enrollment option allows high school students to take college courses that earn them a two-birds-one-stone credit. Completing a concurrent enrollment class gets you closer to earning your high-school diploma and fulfills college prerequisites. In fact, you can get up to two years of college credits done before you even set foot on campus by taking concurrent enrollment courses throughout your high school career.

Here are some of the concurrent enrollment courses ASU Prep Digital offers that can give you a stress-relieving college jumpstart:

College Algebra

Knock out those math credits in high school and college. This course teaches you all you need to know about linear and quadratic functions, systems of linear equations, logarithmic and exponential functions, sequences, series, and combinatorics. What’s more, you can learn it all in the comfort of your own casa.

Communications in Business and the Professions

Thinking about getting a business degree? Get ahead of your major by taking this class. This course qualifies as an elective, so even if you aren’t sure a business degree is your calling, you can use the credit to fulfill elective prerequisites at the college of your choice.

Art in My World

Try this class if you like the sound of a creative elective. The course covers basic concepts and fundamental questions that provide insight into art. Students receive elective credit at both high school and college levels.

First Year Composition

Double up on English credits by taking this class. By completing this course, you get credit in both 12th grade English and English 101. Develop your literary skills with an in-depth look into articles, speeches, rhetoric and more.

Global History to 1500

History courses are required in both high school and college, so why not get credit for both concurrently? In Global History to 1500, you learn about the ideas, events, and people from the first civilizations to the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. You also get credit for Ancient and Medieval History in high school and social studies in college.

These are only a handful of examples. With over 60 courses to choose from, there are dozens of opportunities to earn college credit and finish your four-year degree in half the time (and double the chill). 

Download our free Course Name Cross Reference Guide to see which high school courses you can replace with ASU Prep Digital courses that will earn you double the credit in half the time.

Not to mention, getting a few credits out of the way in high school means you won’t have to pay for those courses when you get to college. Read more about how concurrent enrollment courses save time and money.

Still have questions about concurrent enrollment? Learn more about what it is and how it’s different from dual enrollment.