What is Concurrent Enrollment?
Concurrent and dual enrollment programs allow high school students to take community college courses. Each community college sets policies regarding enrollment practices. Students should research opportunities carefully.
Tips to keep in mind when considering Community College:
- It is not mandatory to take community college classes
- All classes and grades must be reported to colleges
- Students are encouraged to explore a subject not offered in high school, such as Psychology or Astronomy, or take a class for enrichment – take Guitar lessons or Hip Hop Dance just for fun.
- If you are trying to earn college units, please visit the ASSIST website to identify UC and CSU transferable college courses.
- To determine meets the UC a-g course requirements, visit the UC Course List webpage
- Students attempting to replace a D or F grade on their high school transcript should talk to their guidance counselor about the course being considered
Will community college courses be recorded on my Lynbrook transcript?
Enrichment classes taken at a community college will not be recorded on the Lynbrook high school transcript, but remain on the college transcript. It is the student’s responsibility to report college courses on college applications and submit official transcripts during the application process.
How many community college courses can I take?
Students are limited to one course per term (fall, winter, spring, summer). Students with special circumstances must speak to their Guidance Counselor and may possibly be referred to their Assistant Principal.
How do I enroll at a community college?
Each community college has its own policy regarding age and grade level of students eligible to take courses. They also have their own rules for what classes high school students can take. Please visit their websites to find school-specific information. In addition, watch this tutorial created by DeAnza College on concurrent/dual enrollment.
What do I need from Lynbrook?
After a student applies to a community college, the community college will require a high school administrator/counselor approval. Follow the steps outlined by the community college and send the form to your Counselor for school approval.
Please note, If you are taking a community college class to replace a grade on your transcript, you must also submit a Request for Credit from an Outside Educational Institution form. Courses taken for enrichment purposes are not transferred to the LHS transcript.
In some cases, students would like to take summer classes to get ahead in curriculum or to help balance the workload for the following year. In order to request credits on the LHS transcript, students must submit a Request for Credit form and await approval prior to registering for the course.
Students who wish to take courses for fun or personal growth are welcome to do so, however, many of these courses do not transfer to the LHS transcript.
The deadline to request credit for enrichment courses on the LHS Transcript is mid to late April. Specific Date will be updated. Remember to submit a course description with the request for credit form.