What is the difference between "Dual" and "Joint" Enrollment?
"Dual" enrollment means you get credit for both a high school and a college class. You get these credits at the same time. In other words, one class is counted twice. Once for college, and once for high school.
It really is a great deal.
"Joint" enrollment means you are taking a college course, while a high schooler. However, unlike dual, you are earning ONLY college credit for it. Your high school counselor can tell you whether the class you are taking qualifies as "dual" or "joint" enrollment.
With either option, you are still earning college credit. With Joint, you are NOT
earning high school credit—it’s an extra class.