High school is here. Time to put your college plan into motion. Freshman and sophomores can utilize College Connect resources to continue their college exploration. Here are a few focal points that are particularly important to ninth and tenth graders.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Dual enrollment: Earning college credit in high school
Several Arizona community colleges offer dual enrollment programs, which allow high school students to earn college and high school credit at the same time. These programs can be very valuable for several reasons:
- Credits are easy to transfer to Arizona universities
- College costs are reduced
- Students finish college faster
- Course duplication during early college years is eliminated
- Students are academically challenged
AZTransfer is a great resource to connect students and parents to dual enrollment options.
Dual enrollment tips
College Connect programs for 9-10 graders
College Connect offers several free workshops every year that provide the perfect opportunity for parents and students to familiarize themselves with the college process. Workshop topics range from career prep to financial aid to class choice.
These are free, personalized appointments where parents and students get one-on-one time with a College Connect expert. For middle schoolers, a one-on-one appointment is a great place to start the discussion about career and school interests and class choice.
These are smaller sessions with experienced advisors from state and community colleges who can answer questions about college.
Tips and what to expect – Freshmen
Tips and what to expect – Sophomores
Questions? Call 480-858-7890.