MTSU offers more tuition-free courses to high schoolers

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Middle Tennessee State University has expanded its dual-enrollment program to offer more college-level classes to high school students.

The university announced Tuesday it will partner with Rutherford, Williamson and Bradley County high schools to offer a wider range of dual-enrollment courses at little to no cost for the students.

The program will allow Tennessee high school students, who meet the university’s admissions criteria and gain approvals from their guidance counselors, to take college classes before they graduate.

Courses added to the program include Introduction to Aerospace, Introductory Sociology, American Media and Social Institutions and Introduction to American Politics.

The students who pass will receive high school and college credit. The courses will be offered on the university’s campus and online.

Mike Boyle, dean of the University College at MTSU who oversees the Dual Enrollment Program, said around 500 students will participate in the program statewide.

“Students receive many benefits,” said Boyle. “It also allows them to make an easier transition to college and can shorten how long it takes to earn their college degree.”

Students and parents can learn more by visiting the program’s website here.

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