For Hub City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Mid-State Technical College is hosting a series of Dual Credit Information Night events for high school students and their parents to learn about ways to earn college credit during high school. The events take place from 5:30-7 p.m. on Mid-State’s campuses Dec. 5 in Marshfield, Dec. 6 in Stevens Point, and Dec. 7 in Wisconsin Rapids. An additional session will be held on Dec. 13 at Adams- Friendship High School.
Each information session will outline the advantages of earning college credit during high school, including savings on college tuition and other fees while getting a head start on postsecondary education and career exploration, regardless of area of study.
Participants will also learn about general enrollment at Mid-State and Mid-State’s Dual Credit program. According to Mid-State data, more than 800 high school students took at least one dual credit course with Mid-State Technical College in the 2016-2017 academic year to earn more than 2,800 college credits and save roughly $375,000 in tuition cost.
“Clearly, dual credit programs can be a way for high school students to earn college credits for free,” said Xiong Vang, Mid-State’s pre-college specialist. “It also gives students a huge advantage when applying to colleges and scholarships.”
For more information on Dual Credit Information Night, visit mstc.edu/dcnight.