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Homeschooled students can earn credit at U of M

Homeschooled students can earn credit at U of M

Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:18 am

The Messenger 07.15.09
Beginning this fall, homeschooled high school juniors and seniors can earn college credit from the University of Memphis before they graduate from high school.
Classes will be taught by U of M instructors at the university’s satellite campus in Collierville, located in the Carrier Center at 500 Winchester Blvd.
Under the dual enrollment program, students receive college credit while simultaneously meeting a high school requirement.
Last fall, more than 300 high school students took dual enrollment courses through the U of M. The new classes are designed specifically for home-schooled students.
Two courses will be offered during the fall semester 2009 — college algebra on Mondays and Wednesdays and English composition on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both classes will run from 2:20-3:45 p.m.
“Dual enrollment has become extremely popular over the past few years, due in part to grant-funding through the Tennessee HOPE lottery program,” said Dr. William Akey, U of M assistant vice provost for enrollment services.
Application for the dual enrollment grant can be made online at https://egrands.guarantorsolutions.com/scholarshipapps.
More information is available from the U of M by phone at (901) 678-3995 or online at www.memphis.edu/admissions, then “Dual Enrollment.”

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