Delta Early Start & Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment

Through our Dual Enrollment Program, you will take college courses at your high school campus. Your classmates will be your peers from your school or district only. Classes focus on College Transfer and Career Pathways and can earn you high school and college credits. If your high school offers Dual Enrollment courses, find out how to participate.

College Early Start

You may register for any courses offered at Delta College while in high school, as a College Early Start student, if you meet prerequisites. You will be in "regular" Delta classes on campus. College Early Start allows you to take courses for college credit only. Each school determines whether high school credit will be granted for classes completed at Delta.

At least 1 in 8 California high school seniors take community college courses while still in high school, an increasingly popular strategy that gives students a head start on their college careers, and has been shown to boost both high school and college graduation rates.

--Louis Freedberg and Ali Tadayon (EdSource / Feb 2020)