Dual enrollment describes students who are enrolled in two academic programs or educational institutions at the same time. Often, it refers to high school students taking college classes while they are still enrolled in secondary school. Should students receive academic credit from both schools that they study at, then they have earned dual credit.
Dual enrollment, or concurrent enrollment, refers to students who take courses at two separate institutions—generally high school and college. For high school students, dual enrollment can expose them to a range of courses before they choose their college major.