Elon University expands courses offered for high school seniors

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Elon University's Moseley Center (elon.edu)

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Elon University will expand the number of courses offered to area high school seniors in the fall.

Elon University will partner with the Alamance-Burlington School System to launch Collegiate Start @Elon, a program to give academically talented students in Alamance County expanded access to university-level courses during their senior year in high school.

The program will be open to all students in the county, whether in public school, private school or home-schooled and it will be coordinated by the Office of Education Outreach at the university’s School of Education.

In the past, Elon has allowed high school seniors to take one course per semester in a program called the Credit Bank. Now, seniors who meet eligibility requirements may take two courses at the university each semester, while earning high school credit and up to 16 hours of college credit. The number of Elon courses open to the high school students has also been expanded.

Collegiate Start @Elon tuition will be shared by students, the Alamance-Burlington School System or other school of attendance and Elon University. Students will be responsible for book costs. Student tuition will be waived for those on free or reduced lunch plans, and those students will be charged a book rental fee of only $30 per course.

Students who wish to enroll in courses this fall through Collegiate Start @Elon should contact their high school guidance counselors for more information.

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