Many high school students enroll at Lee simultaneously, either to enhance the challenge of their required high school courses or to get a head start on their college degree – or both. There are a few ways to pursue dual enrollment with Lee University. Some students participate in courses at distance from our campus, either in their high school with an instructor approved by Lee to offer our credits, or in some courses offered through Lee Online. But the predominant method of dual enrolling at Lee occurs on our campus, when high school students get permission from their high school to come to Lee and enroll in a course offered here to our traditional undergraduate students that will satisfy one of the courses required for high school graduation. This is something we do well, and dozens of students each semester are coming to Lee as a part of their regular high school course load.

Dual Enrollment Process

Dual Enrollment Process

The process for dual enrollment is simple. If you are considering dual enrollment, get in touch with us to consider what method suits your needs. Once you have chosen which avenue you will pursue, follow these basic steps:

  1. Talk to your school’s guidance counselor to indicate your interest, gain any necessary permission, and determine if other steps are necessary for your particular high school.
  2. Apply to Lee online.
  3. Email us your transcripts directly from your guidance counselor and send us your ACT score either directly from or via your transcript.
  4. Contact our dual enrollment counselor to discuss course selection.
  5. Complete and return the attached documents after speaking with dual enrollment counselor - Consent Form and Dual Enrollment Registration Agreement

It really is that easy! Join the many dual-enrolled students at Lee this year, and get a head start on your college degree in an environment where you will grow and be challenged unlike anywhere else.

Would you like to get some more information or talk with your dual-enrollment counselor? See below.

Meet Your Dual Enrollment Counselor

Hello! My name is Grace Cochrane, and I am an Admissions Specialist and Dual Enrollment Coordinator. I am originally from Long Island, NY, but have lived in Maryville, TN most of my life. I was blessed to call Lee University my home for four years and I am so happy to be back as an employee.

I graduated from Lee in May of 2021, and I was a double major in Biblical/Theological Studies and English Literature. I truly loved both departments, and both taught me valuable skills that I have carried with me since graduation. During my time as a student, I participated in a few extracurriculars that challenged me alongside my academics. I had the honor of being a member of Kairos, Lee's honors program, which taught me the value of community and learning. I was also President of Big Pal Little Pal, a service club that served the local Boys and Girls Club. However, I have to say that my favorite part of the Lee experience was my professors. They were willing to not only teach me, but also invest in me academically, personally, and spiritually. They weren't just teachers, they were my mentors. My professors are a major reason I am back at Lee, working to facilitate the transformative experience that I had for other students.

Ultimately, your Lee story will be unique, it will be special, and I am honored to walk alongside you as you begin. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

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Dual Enrolled Student Testimonials

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Abigail Smith Senior Psychology Major

“I’m so thankful I chose to dual enroll at Lee during my senior year of high school. Taking those four classes allowed me to experience the college setting without having to go through the transition all at once. Plus, I earned a whole semester of credits while making friends and getting to know some of the professors. I saw the community, and I couldn’t wait to be a part of it full time.” 

Corvin Brown High School Student and Future Lee Music Major

“I've taken a few music courses and several general core courses, and in every course I felt included. There are so many other dual-enrolled students at Lee, I never felt it was out of the ordinary to be there. Instead of being treated like I’m in high school, the professors treat me the same as everyone else. They’ve been very helpful. 

Mary Canida Junior Marketing Major

“I loved my dual-enrollment experience at Lee. It gave me the chance to get out of high school a few hours a week and see if I could really handle college. I was worried about the workload and being treated like I didn’t belong, but the professors met me right where I was, and I was welcomed by other students everywhere I went. Dual enrollment left me confident in my ability to attend college, plus I met my best friend!” 

Daniel Walker Freshman Biology Major with a Pre-Professional Emphasis

“I always knew I was coming to Lee, but dual enrollment just made sense. It bolstered my credits, was majorly cost-effective, and gave me the opportunity to make friends and meet some professors. It was a Win! Win! I had worried the coursework or scheduling would be too big of a challenge, but it was a fun challenge, and my professors were understanding. I encourage everyone to take as many credits through dual enrollment as they can!” 

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