Dec. 22, 2015
For Immediate Release
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Young minds pursued college education
early by taking advantage of Campbellsville University’s dual credit classes
with a record 905 students having taken classes in fall 2015.
Necessary, director of dual credit at Campbellsville University, said two
relationships with Christian Academy of Louisville and Somerset Christian
School added to the high enrollment last semester.
“Students and parents alike are embracing the benefits of
dual credit and the fantastic opportunities that it allows for an affordable
head start to a student’s college career,” Necessary said.
“God has truly blessed our dual credit program,” he said.
The schools with which the university is working include:
Adair, Allen County-Scottsville, Ballard, Boyle, Breckinridge, Campbellsville,
Casey, Central Hardin, Christian Academy of Louisville, DuPont Manual, Elizabethtown,
Frankfort Christian, Green, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Mercer, Monroe, North
Hardin, Pleasure Ridge Park, Russell, Somerset Christian, Spencer and Taylor.
Kayla Rodgers, a senior at Taylor County High School, has
been taking dual credit classes through Campbellsville University for five
semesters. “Being able to take college classes in high school gives me a
head start on my degree,” she said.
Rodgers said the dual credit classes are very affordable at $68
per credit hour.
She plans to take three classes in the spring: elementary
statistics, introduction to education and college algebra.
“Dual credit classes benefit me in many ways,” she said. “First,
I believe they are a good transitional class between a regular high school
class and a college class offered on campus. The classes I am taking now are
preparing me more and more each day for when I am a full time college student.”
Rodgers said she likes the “challenge they provide.” She
said, “If I do have the opportunity, I always choose to take Dual Credit
classes and encourage others to do so as well.”
Hunter Underwood, also a senior at TCHS, said he enjoys
taking dual credit classes because they prepare him for the college classes he
will be taking next year.
“It’s is especially convenient that I can take these classes
while I’m still in high school at a discounted price,” he said.
He took dual credit statistics and said the class benefits him
because “it makes me ready for college, and is a nice transition into the
college classroom. I really like the class because it challenges me and makes
me a better student.”
At Campbellsville High School,
Brooklyn Harris, a senior, said she has received 12 college hours by taking dual
credit classes over the past year and a half.
“I have taken psychology, freshman composition 1, college
algebra and chemistry,” she said. “This upcoming semester, I am planning on
taking 12 more hours for a total of 24 hours by the time I graduate high
school,” she said.
Harris said she is so glad she has had the opportunity to be
a part of the dual credit program because “I have been able to experience what
college is going to be like.”
Heather Bailey, also a senior at Campbellsville High School,
said, “I love being able to get the feel for the college atmosphere as a high
She took psychology last semester at Campbellsville
University and hopes to take American government and/or sociology in the spring.
Bailey said, “I also participated in an eight-week ED 102
class at CU. I benefitted from this by getting to ‘get my feet wet’ in my
expected field of study.”
Campbellsville University’s spring semester begins with
night classes at 5:15 p.m. and later on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Day classes
begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.
Enrollment for the fall semester was 3,536 including English
as a Second Language students.
University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more
than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees,
five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for
complete information is campbellsville.edu.
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