Concurrent studying is a common event for those that desire to fast track the college process while still in high school. This basically means that high school students are taking college courses while they are in high school full time. These types of students are able to complete their AA degrees, or the first two years of college, before they technically even enter college officially. Many of these students graduate by the time they are 19 or 20, and can then enter graduate school years ahead of their peers.
How to Enroll Concurrently
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Concurrent enrollment is completed with a parent, and is available at most community colleges. While this does not have the impressive sound as a big university, it does impress universities. To have completed all of the general education while in high school is a big impression maker. Universities want to accept students that will be able to handle and complete their coursework. By proving that college work is not overwhelming, student can have the pick of their four year schools.
Concurrent enrollment also offers a cost savings, as most community colleges are very affordable. This means that student loans are not required in order for a student to attend a local school, and that the saving for a four years school can still be used for the declaring university. For parents this is a big step in the right financial decision. For many, this is the best way, and sometimes the only way, that students can attend their university of choice.