High school students earning college credit

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – High schools across the state are offering students the chance to save thousands of dollars. A dual credit program allows students to take classes that count towards a high school and college degree.

At McCutcheon High School, nearly half of the graduating seniors will earn at least 3 hours of college credit. High schools have offered dual credit courses for several years, but are now seeing more students take them.

Some of the courses are already needed to graduate high school, but now students can have that grade count as college credit.

McCutcheon senior Alexandria Southern has earned 21 college credit hours through the program. She said it has helped her knock out most of her general studies.

“I’m hoping it will help less time for my general studies in college, so that way I can move onto getting into more of a career instead of sitting back and doing all of my general studies and getting bored,” said Southern.

Students save money because it is cheaper for them to take the courses at the high school rather than in college.

The program also allows students to study courses on college campuses. Students are charged for those courses.

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