CU dual credit courses are at an all-time high at 905 students

CU dual credit courses are at an all-time high at 905 students

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.

Scott 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 school student.”

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.


Campbellsville 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


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