Virginia Western Community College will host a community meeting about its dual enrollment program, which allows students to take college-credit courses while enrolled in high school.

WHAT: Virginia Western Dual Enrollment Community Meeting

WHEN: 5:45-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 12 (program begins at 6:15 p.m.)

WHERE: Whitman Theater, Business Science Building, Virginia Western campus (Directions and map)

DETAILS: A panel from the admissions offices of local colleges and universities along with Virginia Western administrators will be on hand to answer common questions about dual enrollment and pathways for students. Though the program is designed specifically for rising 10-12th grade students and their parents, it is open to everyone.

Panelists will discuss:

  • How each college/university views dual enrollment course work
  • Dual enrollment course acceptance depending on college/university and students’¬†intended major
  • The resources available to dual enrollment students at Virginia Western
  • How AP/IB and dual credit are accepted/awarded differently at colleges/universities
  • The path to an Associate’s Degree while in high school (HB1184)
  • How dual enrollment coursework performance can affect acceptance and progress at colleges

Scheduled panelists include:

  • Kelly Rawlings, Virginia Tech, Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Courtney Penn, Roanoke College, Director of Recruitment
  • James Pennix, Radford University, Dean of Admissions
  • Nikki Williams, Hollins University, Senior Director of Enrollment Management
  • Sarah Boswell, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Kathryn Beard, Virginia Western, Dual Enrollment Coordinator