Dual Enrollment Program Saves Time and Money



Find out why Dual Enrollment is a better deal than taking AP courses. In this brief video, LUOA Vice Provost Dr. Jay Spencer outlines benefits of The Edge, LUOA’s Dual Enrollment program for high school students. 


What is Dual Enrollment?


Dual Enrollment means you are enrolled in college while you are still in high school. This allows high school juniors and seniors to take college courses that count as dual credit for both high school and college. 


Earn Dual Credit with The Edge Dual Enrollment


Our dual enrollment program is called The Edge. We’ve partnered with Liberty University, the world’s largest evangelical university, to offer Dual Enrollment that delivers Christ-centered curriculum with a competitive edge!


As a high school junior or senior with LUOA, you can earn a half credit toward your high school diploma and 3 credits toward your college degree for each class you take in the program. Courses are offered through Liberty University Online. The more classes you take, the further ahead you will be — at Liberty University, or any other college or university of your choice!


Dual Enrollment Options

If you meet LUOA’s admissions requirements and are in the 11th or 12th grade, you have two dual enrollment options.


A La Carte – Start Sampling College Courses

The “A La Carte” option allows you to enroll in select college courses and earn high school credit from LUOA and college credit from LU for the same course. This option gives you the flexibility to take the courses you want to take, when you want to take them. You can earn as few as 3 credits or as many as 36 college credit hours.


This program is perfect for the student looking to supplement their current high school schedule and earn college credit early!


Associate of Arts Dual Enrollment Program

Are you a dedicated, independent learner? Then the Associate of Arts track might be the perfect program for you. This full-time, year-round program will allow you to earn an Associate of Arts Degree from Liberty University while still earning your high school diploma from LUOA.


Because this is a full-time college program, you won’t need to do any other coursework outside of the A.A. track.


The cost and time savings of the A.A. track are definitely worth considering; however, the rigor of the A.A. program is not for every student. Speak with one of our Dual Enrollment advisors to help you decide if the “A La Carte” or A.A. track is best for you.


Check out the links on this page and call our Dual Enrollment office for more details (866-418-8741).



Aviation Dual Enrollment Courses Now Available

You can earn college credit, while earning your private pilot’s license and your high school diploma through our Aviation Dual Enrollment. Check the Liberty University School of Aeronautics Flight Training Affiliates locations to see if there is one near you. For more information, call our admissions office (866-418-8741).


Other Benefits of Dual Enrollment with LUOA

Your Own Personal Academic Advisor

Your own personal Academic Advisor will coach you toward earning college credits with Dual Enrollment courses while earning your high school diploma. You could even earn college credit via the College Level Exam Program (CLEP)! Your personal Academic Advisor will help you along the way to ensure your success.


Save 73% off the Cost of Resident College Tuition

Dual Enrollment tuition is the same as for LUOA courses — only $495 per course — a 73% savings compared to resident college student tuition. You will earn a half credit for high school AND three college credits for the same course! This means you could earn your Associate of Arts degree for around $10,000!


Use Your 529 Savings Plan for LUOA Dual Enrollment

Make your money go further and use your 529 Savings Plan today on our already discounted courses! Because our courses are a fraction of the price for typical college course tuition, your savings will add up fast. Just think, your hard-earned, tax-free, 529 Plan can be used to pay for college courses, discounted 73% through our Dual Enrollment Program, while you’re still in high school!


Dual Enrollment Let’s You earn Your College Degree Sooner

Study and complete your assignments whenever and wherever you choose — offered in convenient 16- or 8-week sessions in up to eight different enrollment periods per year. Earn your Associate of Arts degree while you're completing your high school diploma and save time and money on your future bachelor's degree, no matter where you attend college.