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  1. Jeannie Fulbright
    February 10, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    I think Natalie is right. It probably varies from school to school. When I was in college at the University of Texas, I took some courses at a junior college during the summer. The credit transferred, but the grade did not play into my GPA. I assumed that would be the way it was for my daughter at UGA. However, much to her delight, her Liberty GPA did transfer. Definitely ask the school your child wants to attend. Every school has different policies.

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  2. Natalie
    February 10, 2014 @ 5:12 pm

    I think the GPA carrying over must vary school to school. My daughter dual enrolled at a 4-year college and then enrolled at that school as a regular student. Her GPA from dual enrollment courses did count toward her overall GPA. The only course not counted in her GPA was a foreign language because the school didn't accept Rosetta Stone as enough of a foreign language credit so she entered with a deficiency. She had to take an extra foreign language and the first class didn't count toward her GPA or towards HOPE or as credits earned toward graduation. Ironically, my son suffered the same foreign language fate, but when he transferred to a private university, they credited that first foreign language toward his degree. The lesson I've learned is to ask questions and ask them to multiple people. The first person you talk to may not actually know the truth and just tries to bluff their way through the conversation. If you suspect that is happening….go higher up the chain of command.

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  3. EEEEMommy
    February 10, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    I have questions regarding what you wrote about entering college with a GPA. I actually spoke with another mom whose children had done dual enrollment, and she actually said the opposite. Her kids entered college with credit but no grade point average. The GPA did not transfer. In fact, it was a huge surprise to her because no one had ever mentioned this as a possibility and she lists it as a disadvantage to dual enrollment. The disadvantage is that her children's credits were accepted, but the GPA was not, so basically all those easy A classes weren't able to help out the upper level classes they were taking. Their GPA started with 0 and they jumped into more challenging classes. I asked a rep from the local community college, and he confirmed that the credits may (or may not, depending on the school) transfer, but the grades typically do not. The same thing occurs when transferring from one college to another. (My friend also had this happen when her son transferred from a Christian college to a state nursing program. The credits transferred, but he started out from scratch in a very competitive nursing program where you have to maintain a specific grade point average. He has had to do this without the benefit of those earlier, easier class grades.)
    All of this has made me reconsider dual enrollment altogether. It could potentially be a huge disadvantage to the student.

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  4. Jeannie Fulbright
    February 10, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

    Hi Shan,

    Liberty didn't have it set up like that when my daughter took her classes. I am not sure what the difference is now. I would just make sure the course she takes can also be used for college credit. Go to the UGA website and make sure that specific course title transfers.

    If you call Liberty, they are very accommodating.

    Warmly,
    Jeannie

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  5. Shan Walker
    February 10, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

    Great post! We are in Georgia as well.

    Did your daughter use the College Prep or College Plus ( I get those confused) under Liberty University.

    We are interested in that and I believe my daughter could begin those online without going to the local junior college but rather all online???

    blessings,
    Shan

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