Special Report March 31, 2017 A Springboard to College Dual-enrollment courses are growing in popularity as a way to encourage students to take the leap earlier. How Colleges Are Teaming Up With High Schools to Streamline Students’ Paths By Beth McMurtrie Dual-enrollment courses are growing in popularity as a way to solve some of higher education’s most vexing problems. In Georgia, a Streamlined Program Draws Students By Beth McMurtrie The state’s Move on When Ready plan has tripled the number of dual-credit enrollments in technical-college courses over five years. In Idaho, a College Connects With Teachers By Beth McMurtrie Successful dual-enrollment programs are built on strong partnerships, like the ones between Boise State University and the high schools it works with. Best Practices in Dual Enrollment By Beth McMurtrie Wide access, high quality, and easy transferability of credits are among the characteristics that can help programs succeed. Key Research Studies on Dual Enrollment By Beth McMurtrie Research done in Colorado, Oregon, and elsewhere suggests that the programs help more students enroll in college and get their degrees. Postsecondary Success Starts in High School By Shannon W. Gilkey "Speed up" strategies like dual enrollment are vital, but they must be accompanied by "catch up" strategies for the students who need more support.