How to Take Courses at Another College

Is it possible to take courses at another college?

Yes, it’s possible to take courses at another college. This practice is also known as dual-enrollment or co-enrollment. Generally, students will take core classes at community college, which taking all upper-level or specialized courses at university. 

What’re the benefits of taking courses at another college?

Taking courses at another college can be beneficial for a few reasons:

  1. Community colleges offer smaller classes with a lower student to teacher ratio. This is very helpful for students who need more one-on-one attention. 
  2. Taking classes at community college can help save a lot of money. 

How to take courses at another college?

Taking classes at another college is quite simple. The first step is meeting with an academic advisor to ensure all courses you’re interested in taking will transfer to your university. It would be a shame to put forth all that effort for the classes do not count towards your major. 

Your academic advisor will walk you through the application process and be sure you have everything mapped out for success.

Can you get financial aid when you’re taking classes at two colleges?

Unfortunately, no, you cannot get financial aid to attend more than one college consecutively. You will only be able to use financial aid to help with costs for one college. So, when deciding to take classes at another college, it’s important to see if paying tuition at community college fits into your budget. 

While some colleges offer payment plans, it can still be quite costly if you’re not prepared. 

Everyone’s college career looks different. Regardless of which path you choose to take, just make sure you’re deciding what’s best for you. 

As always, the FRANK Team is here for you! Please text us at (347) 690-7886 or email us at if you have any questions about financial aid or college planning.