Rhea of Sunshine: dual credit


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.

Rhea Advani, Staff Reporter

As a student who is enrolled in regular high school and dual credit classes, I don’t agree with people who say that college is easier than high school. 

The format in which college classes are based off of, is extremely unforgiving and has no wiggle room. If you miss an assignment, then you miss it. There’s no making it up and most of the time there are no extra credit opportunities. In high school, we’re used to having the luxury of having time to make up an assignment.

Additionally, you can’t make up an exam. In high school, if you’re sick or you fail an exam, most of the time, teachers will give you a chance to redeem yourself. But not in college. You get one shot to take a test. Usually one exam is worth about 20% of your grade in that class, so it is a given that you should do well.

Even though college classes are rigorous and fast paced, this doesn’t mean that you should be scared to take dual credit classes. I’ve been enrolled at Collin since I was a sophomore and there are lots of benefits of taking these classes.

But before enrolling, make sure it’s the best fit for you.