For release: June 30, 2009
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
Beginning this fall, home-schooled 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,
the Carrier Center, 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 to 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.”