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ENG 101 – Should I Take this Class?

Dual Enrollment FAQ

What is dual enrollment?
DE is a program specifically designed for high school students who are ready for the challenge of college academics. The program enables high school students, who qualify, to have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit.

What can dual enrollment classes offer you?
■ the same challenging college curriculum that is offered on YC campuses
■ the grade you earn is the college grade you receive at the end of the semester
■ transfer credits accepted by Arizona’s state universities
■ a college grade not based on a test you take in the spring
■ a head start to earning a college degree or certificate
■ a less stressful transition from high school to college
■ Save your money – Dual Enrollment classes are affordable

Who is eligible to take DE classes?
Anyone, but DE students must meet the prerequisite criteria for the course. All students must apply for admission at YC.

Where can I go for information about Yavapai College and DE classes?
YC has a website featuring information for students who are considering a dual credit class.

Advice from this year’s ENG 101/102 students:

  • Don’t wait until the last minute to begin an essay; it isn’t a good habit to get into
  • Follow the prompt. That means stay on topic and ask questions about what you don’t understand.
  • There is limited class time to work on essays, read or research.
  • Yes, the class is hard, but earning the college credit is worth it.
  • Learn to ask for help. Once I did, the class got easier.
  • To get an A you need to work ahead of deadlines and proofread your writing.
  • Read the assignments.
  • Yes, you will write a lot in this class. It’s what you will have to do in college anyway.

What was the most difficult part of this class?

  • Argumentative writing (it’s not creative writing)
  • Finding time to read assignments
  • Turning essays in on time
  • Learning to edit my own essays and find my own mistakes
  • Dealing with procrastination
  • Grading is holistic and objective, but I didn’t always earn the A I wanted

Where do I start?

  • Attend an Early College Days trip to Yavapai College.
  • Multiple dates are available for students to attend. The first trip is Friday, February 24 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.
  • While at Yavapai College, each student will tour the campus, participate in an academic advising session, and take all placement exams needed to place into the desired course.
  • Pick up a permission/consent form in the Advisement Office.
  • This process must be completed by May 26, or the DE course will be removed from the student’s fall schedule.

According to current students, is English 101 a class worth taking in high school?


  • Critical thinking and reading skills will help with other college classes or on the job.
  • This class is required in college. Take it now while the teacher still lets you be a senior.
  • There is no doubt that the teacher gets to know students and lets them act like high school students, sometimes.
  • Daily class times allows for individual help with instructor and other students.
  • At the end of the year, students who earn a C or above have 6 college credits that transfer.


  • There are moments when this class is harder at PHS than YC. A lot is expected from students.
  • This class requires a lot of effort from the student. It’s not an easy A.
  • If you don’t want to work hard senior year, don’t take this class. It’s worthwhile, but not easy.

Questions? Please visit Ms. Willard
Room 107 | Prescott High School | Prescott, Arizona

  • Average grade in ENG 101 for seniors is 83%.
  • On average, students submit six MLA 8 formatted essays, which include citations and a works cited. Students are allowed the opportunity to revise two essays for credit.
  • Students must by $10 per credit hour to YC for tuition. That’s $60, non-refundable.
  • This is a composition class. Student do a lot of writing in this class.
  • Students must buy a textbook for both semesters. Two classes require two separate textbooks.
  • Cheating/plagiarism in English 101, whether intentional or accidental, will result in a zero on the assignment. When there are 6 essays worth 100 points each, this has a big affect on the student’s grade.
  • Since this is a college class, YC syllabus trumps the PHS guidelines for due dates and any other issues.

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