Tips for Taking College-Level Courses in High School

  1. Before you take a college-level course, think about how it will affect your high school connections such as extra-curricular activities or a part-time job. You will want to have enough time for the course and the homework.

  2. The grades you receive for these courses will not only be a part of your high school transcript but your college transcript as well.

  3. Your high school and college academic calendars may be different. This means that even though you don't have to go to your high school classes, you may still have to go to your college classes.

  4. If you have to pay for some of the classes, make sure you know all of the costs (such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies) ahead of time. You don't want to get into the class and then realize you don't have enough money to cover the expenses.

  5. Make sure you set aside enough time for your college homework. You may get more than you are used to.

  6. Find out how your college credits will transfer into your major at your next college or university.

For more information about taking college courses while in high school, contact your guidance counselor or Hawkeye's Admissions office.

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