ISU seeks to expand on-campus dual-credit offerings

Idaho State University’s on-campus dual credit offerings are growing, and could expand further this year.

The program will allow high school students to take college-level classes alongside ISU students. Class offerings run the gamut, from Shoshoni, Japanese and French to introductory courses in general psychology and sociology. Click here for the full schedule.

ISU launched the program in the fall of 2017, with 12 students attending from four high schools. In the spring of 2018, ISU hosted 32 students from seven high schools.

“I loved my dual enrollment experience,” said Hagen Moore, a recent Blackfoot High School graduate, in an ISU news release. “I believe that any high school student who has taken a dual enrollment class is fully capable of succeeding in a situation similar to mine.”

Said Kandi Turley-Ames, dean of ISU’s College of Arts and Letters, “There is no better way to prepare a student for college than to have them participate in this program with the support of ISU’s outstanding faculty.”

Students can attend the ISU dual-credit classes at little or no cost, since the state’s advanced opportunities program gives each seventh- through 12th-grader a $4,125 allowance to cover coursework that can translate to college credit.

Students must apply for ISU’s Early College Program in order to take dual-credit classes on campus. Click here to apply.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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