Dual Enrollment vs. High School Enrichment

Students who are currently enrolled in high school but wish to take a college class at the same time are referred to as Special Admit Students. Fresno City College provides two distinct avenues for Special Admit students to enroll in college classes:  Dual Enrollment and High School Enrichment.  The following chart outlines the difference between the two programs.

Dual Enrollment High School Enrichment
High School Initiated: High School will identify cohort of students taking a Dual Enrollment class. Student Initiated: The student can initiate their own entrance into HSE but will need approval of their high school counselor principal to enroll.
Class(es) offered at the participating high school campus. Class(es) will be taken on the Fresno City College campus.
The High School determines which students to match with which class. Open to only juniors and seniors with a 2.5 or better GPA.
Students typically only take class during their regular high school day. Students can take class during and/or after regular high school day.
Typically, only other high school students will be in the class. Students will be taking classes with regular-admit college students.
Students will have the opportunity to register ahead of time. Students can register during the semester’s “Open Registration.”