Why Should You Enroll in a Concurrent Course in High School?

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Spring semester is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what classes you’ll be adding to your schedule next year. As you explore various course descriptions and determine what classes you need before graduating, consider taking a concurrent course.

Concurrent enrollment is an excellent option for high school students. It allows you to enroll at a university and take courses that count toward high school and college credit. Still on the fence? Here are a few reasons why enrolling in a concurrent course in high school is a great idea.


Save time and money.

Concurrent courses offer an accelerated path to college and careers. This is your chance to take university courses and earn credits in your major while still in high school, saving you both time and money when you get to college. You’ll not only earn credits while exploring potential majors but also participate in the university experience and prepare for the future workforce.

Explore college.

It’s never too early to start thinking about college. A concurrent course gives you a taste of the college academic experience. You’ll learn from real university professors and collaborate with other students. At ASU, concurrent high school students have access to a wealth of resources, including mentorship and instruction from a world-class faculty that includes Nobel Laureates, MacArthur Fellows and Pulitzer Prize winners.

Learn how to communicate with professionals.

Taking concurrent courses in high school opens up new channels for communicating. Email, chat, discussion boards and video conferencing are common in college. You’ll quickly learn communication etiquette and how to properly correspond with professors and classmates in a professional and efficient manner.

ASU Prep Digital offers high school students the chance to take concurrent courses with Arizona State University. Check out the course catalog and find a class that fits into your schedule next semester. You can also explore the career pathways, which will put you on a personalized and accelerated path through high school, into college and on to a career.