Christine Plunkett, Burlington College President

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Vermont Colleges Build Stonger Economy and Communities Through Dual Enrollment and Early College Programs

Posted by Christine Plunkett, Burlington College President

Jun 10, 2014 1:16:00 PM


Recently, US Sen. Bernie Sanders announced that he intends to introduce federal legislation addressing many of the barriers low-income and first-generation students face as they consider college. This would make the opportunity to attend college a reality for these students – an opportunity we are already providing here in Vermont.

On the same day, across town, at Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC), Governor Shumlin spoke about dual enrollment and early college programs expanded in Vermont in 2013. Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to take college-level classes at no cost, while the new Early College program starting this fall allows high school seniors to complete their final year of high school on a college campus, taking a full course load, earning both college and high school credits at no cost.

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What is Dual Enrollment and What Are Its Benefits?

Posted by Christine Plunkett, Burlington College President

May 12, 2014 8:06:49 PM

Dual Enrollment is a program allowing Vermont high school juniors and seniors to enroll in and earn credit for college courses while still in high school. Through dual enrollment, you may take one course during each of your last two years of high school at a designated college, earning credit towards both your diploma and your college degree simultaneously.

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Burlington College

Burlington College is a small, private creative arts institution located in Burlington, Vermont. Located on the shore of Lake Champlain, the College has been recognized as having the most free-spirited students in one of the healthiest states in the country.

The College offers Associate, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as an Individualized Master’s degree program, and several professional certificate programs.

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