Kick off your college career with this customized dual enrollment program that allows
you to do your schoolwork once and get credit twice. TROY's ACCELERATE students enjoy
the advantages of earning college credit while still in high school. Courses can be
completed online or on a Troy Campus, so this program is flexible enough to fit into
any busy schedule and offers a multitude of benefits for schools, students and families.
What are you waiting for?
“As a Troy native, I have grown up in the atmosphere of Troy University. The University
has influenced my life for as long as I can remember, so when I was offered the chance
to enter the Dual Enrollment Program through the Pike County School System's Academy
program, I saw an early opportunity to begin my college education at a great university.”
Brady Bar | Associate Degree in General Education with a focus on STEM '21
The ACCELERATE program is set apart from other dual enrollment opportunities. We take
pride in our extensive course list, our unique, fast-paced academic calendar, and
the personal attention we provide every ACCELERATE student. The dual enrollment courses
available through ACCELERATE are designed to transfer to any college or university.
They can be used to satisfy the general education core requirement at the freshman
or sophomore level of college. If you have questions about the transferability of
your credits, check with the ACCELERATE Program Coordinator.
How Accelerate Dual Enrollment Works
ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment is a dual enrollment program that allows students to take
college courses while earning their high school diplomas. Students will receive high
school credit and college credit at the same time. One great thing about ACCELERATE
is that there are no extra classes to attend. Courses can be completed online, or
on a TROY campus, which makes scheduling easier on your child.
Step 1:Determine eligibility for ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment by reviewing the admissions requirements.
Step 2:Discuss ACCELERATE with your guidance counselor. TROY must obtain permission via theACCELERATE Approval Contractfrom your high school in order to process your admissions application for ACCELERATE
Did you know your freshman year at Troy University could begin during your sophomore
year of high school? That’s right! You can now get twice the academic credit for your
school work by enrolling in TROY’s Accelerate program, a program that allows students
like you the chance to earn university credits while completing your sophomore, junior
and senior years of high school.
FAQ About ACCELERATE - DUAL ENROLLMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Learn more about ACCELERATE - DUAL ENROLLMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
What is online learning?
Taking courses online means that all courses is communicated, completed, and turned
in on the Internet. Your student will interact with professors and classmates via
the computer, which means assignments and tests can be completed when your student's
schedule permits. You will be amazed at what your student is capable of when put in
control of his or her own learning environment!
Dual enrollment means that you are dually enrolled in high school and college. In
most cases and the ultimate goal in dual enrollment is for a student to take college-level
courses needed in high school, allowing the student to do the work once while getting
twice the credit. For example, students need 11th grade English. At the college level,
students need Composition and Modern English (ENG 1101). If a student enrolls in and
completed ENG 1101 at Troy University, they obtain their 11th grade English grade
and their college-level needed English credit.
What are the benefits of ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment?
Preparation for college - Having a few college credits under their belts prior to
high school graduation will give students an extra boost of confidence as they embark
on their collegiate careers. The workload for ACCELERATE will give students a true
representation of what will be expected of them in college. Their experiences will
strengthen their time management and study skills while they are still surrounded
by the safety net of home, family, and friends. Therefore, they will be more prepared
for the demands of college by participating in the program. How many credits students
complete before earning their high school diplomas will be up to each individual student,
but it is possible to earn an associate degree by the time they finish their senior
Higher grade point averages - On average, participants in dual enrollment programs
have significantly higher cumulative college GPA than their peers who do not participate
in dual enrollment.
Enriching courses - Thanks to TROY's many resources, ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment is
able to offer challenging and exciting classes that students might not otherwise have
the opportunity to take. Students will interact with people from a variety of backgrounds
and experiences, which is sure to broaden their worldviews and make them more well-rounded
individuals. All instruction for the program will be provided by certified Troy University
Save time and money - Your student's participation in ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment will
save you money later. Because some credit is earned before entering the traditional
university setting, students have the opportunity to finish college more quickly,
which means lower college costs in the long run. Also, ACCELERATE students are not
responsible for costs such as housing, meal plans, and others associated with the
conventional college setting.
Continue active role in education - Because your student will be taking university
courses while living at home, you can continue to be a part of your student's education.
We believe it's important for you to be there to help your student adjust to the workload
of online college classes.
What are important dates for ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment?
Troy University accepts home school students, private school students from regionally
accredited high schools, and public school students from regionally accredited high
schools. We accept high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a minimum score
of 20 on the ACT, 1030 on the SAT, or recommendation letter from high school counselor,
and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0.
What's the difference between a dual enrollment course and an Advanced Placement (AP)
A dual enrollment course is a college class taught by a qualified, college-level
When your student finishes an ACCELERATE course with a passing grade, he or she will
not have to take the course again in college.
Upon successful completion of a dual enrollment course, your student will be awarded
both high school and college credit. For AP classes, college credit is only awarded
if your student does well on the AP exam.
A high school transcript and a college transcript are separately generated for each
How many college credits can you earn in high school?
Individual colleges may have different parameters for how many credits you can complete
while in high school. However, at Troy University, we often have students who receive
their associate degree (60 credit hours) before graduating high school, who then continue
at Troy University to obtain their bachelor’s degree. For any student taking part
in Troy University’s dual enrollment program, it is encouraged to consult your college(s)
of interest to determine if they have a cap on the number of college credits you can
earn before graduating high school.
Who benefits from dual enrollment courses?
The students - Studies show that students who earn college credit in high school are
more likely to continue their education after graduation.
Families of high school students - College credits earned during high school ease
the financial burden of full-time college tuition.
Will these credits transfer to the college of the student's choice?
The dual enrollment courses available through ACCELERATE are designed to transfer
to any college or university. They can be used to satisfy the general education core
requirement at the freshman or sophomore level of college. If you have questions about
the transferability of your credits, check with the ACCELERATE Program Coordinator.
Is dual enrollment difficult?
Dual enrollment is college-level courses and, therefore, college-level work. Like
your high school classes, some classes may come with ease out of interest or foundational
knowledge. One of the biggest challenges students face with dual enrollment is managing
their time well. Time management skills are often mastered during your first dual
enrollment course allowing for great success in your classes to follow.
Does dual enrollment count as attending college?
Individual colleges may have different perspectives of the dual enrollment student.
At Troy University, you are a college student earning college credit. However, you
are not altering your Freshman status by taking part in dual enrollment classes if
you have done so before your high school graduation. Therefore, Dual Enrollment students
will still be eligible for Freshman scholarships (please see https://www.troy.edu/scholarships for further scholarship requirements and deadlines)
How much does the ACCELERATE Program cost? (2022-2023 Academic Year)
Tuition is $145/credit hour. There is a one-time Application fee of $30.
Book prices vary, but $100 for books for one course is a generous estimate.
Why choose Troy University for dual enrollment?
Troy University is known as a leader in distance education around the world. We boast
state-of-the-art technology to support ACCELERATE students. With over 120 years of
experience in education, our accredited institution is capable of serving every need
of your student. We are committed to education and are focused on helping your student
become a success with ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment.
Hello! My name is KeLeigh Pritchett, and I am thrilled to continue my journey as a
TROY Trojan as an Enrollment Coordinator in the Office of Admissions and an adjunct
instructor! I graduated from Troy University with both my B.S. and M.S. in Elementary
Education, and I am looking forward to giving back to the university that has given
so much to me. So many opportunities await!
My husband and I love to be involved in the community. We have recently moved to Troy
and look forward to making our home in such a welcoming community. We have 2 children
and one on the way. We both love to travel and have been to 15 countries since we
have been married.
I look forward to working with each of you! Please feel free to reach out if you need
me at any point.
How Dual Enrollment Courses Can Cut Down on College Costs
It’s no surprise that for many students and parents who are thinking about what’s
next after high school, how to pay for college is a concern that’s firmly top of mind.
The thought of taking out loans and incurring debt can make the college decision-making
process challenging and stressful for families. Fortunately, by planning ahead and
taking advantage of dual enrollment programs, such as the ACCELERATE program that
Troy University offers, families can save money on college costs and even accelerate
a student’s path to an associate or bachelor’s degree.