Olentangy Students Weigh in on Dual Enrollment

What is dual enrollment?

Olentangy’s dual enrollment program gives qualifying juniors and seniors the opportunity to not only receive college credit, but to also attend class in a college setting. More information is available here.

1stgirlCassidy Marino, Junior, Olentangy HS

Which college or university do you plan to attend?

I plan on staying in Ohio, but I am unsure of what college I want to attend.

What do you plan to study?

I am unsure of my major.

Why did you decide to participate in OLSD’s dual enrollment program?

I thought it was a good idea because you automatically receive college credit without having to take an exam at the end of the course. Also, it is less expensive than taking English during college and so by taking it now I am savingmoney on college tuition.

What do you like most about the program?

We can get individual help often and the teacher can be more focused on what we need to work on. Also, I enjoy the benefits of being a Columbus State student, we can use their library, study center, and tutors for any class.

What advice would you give to a student considering a dual enrollment class?

If you are looking for a change of pace and environment take dual enrollment. But be ready for the challenge.


 

1stboyAlex Haberman, Senior, Olentangy HS

 

Which college or university do you plan to attend?

The Ohio State University

What do you plan to study?

Business administration

Why did you decide to participate in Olentangy Local School District’s dual enrollment program?

I’ll be attending Columbus State after high school and earning college credit early on definitely gives me a good advantage.

What do you like most about the dual enrollment program?

I like having a smaller and more personal English class as well as having the benefits of Columbus State, such as the learning center and resources for information.

What advice would you give to an Olentangy student who is considering taking a dual enrollment class?

It is definitely a path worth taking. It allows you to get college credit and learn at a level that prepares you for what your future education will be like.


2ndgirldAmanda Brewer, Junior, Olentangy HS

 

Which college or university do you plan to attend?

This is my junior year of high school, so I’m still deciding where I want to go.

What do you plan to study?

Pre-Law

Why did you decide to participate in Olentangy Local School District’s dual enrollment program?

The program allows you to not have to take English the first year of college.

What do you like most about the dual enrollment program?

I like that the class is small so the teacher can give more personal help when needed. Also, I like coming to Columbus State in the mornings because it gives me a taste of the “college experience.”

What advice would you give to a student considering a dual enrollment class?

You have to be willing to apply yourself. But it will all be worth it when you’re in college your freshman year and you don’t have to write papers constantly. It’s such a great opportunity.


2ndboyTyler Norris, Junior, Olentangy HS

 

Which college or university do you plan to attend?

I am not sure yet, but I would like to apply to OSU or Miami University.

What do you plan to study?

I plan to major in business.

Why did you decide to participate in Olentangy Local School District’s dual enrollment program?

It is a great way to earn college credit for schools in Ohio and I would rather take this class than the other options at my high school.

What do you like most about the dual enrollment program?

I like the change of environment at Columbus State, I like the class options (I plan to take dual enrollment Calculus next year).

What advice would you give to an Olentangy student who is considering taking a dual enrollment class?

I would recommend this program to an Olentangy student who wants to go to college in Ohio. It is a smart way to earn college credit.  Keep up with the work so you don’t fall behind.


 

3rdgirlAbby Cronley, Junior, Olentangy HS

 

Which college or university do you plan to attend?

I plan to attend either Ohio State University or Kent State.

What do you plan to study?

I hope to go into nursing.

Why did you decide to participate in Olentangy Local School District’s dual enrollment program?

It’s a good way to earn college credit and get a change of environment that’s more like what you experience at a college campus.

What do you like most about the dual enrollment program?

I like that the Dual Enrollment program has a small class size.

What advice would you give to an Olentangy student who is considering taking a dual enrollment class?

My advice would be to be prepared to have to work harder than you do in high school classes. After all, these are college courses.


 

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