The dual enrollment program is an opportunity to take challenging courses and accelerate education opportunities. Students who successfully complete dual enrollment courses will save time toward their college degree and save money with free tuition and textbooks. Students should understand, however, that dual enrollment courses are college courses and the amount of work necessary to succeed in dual enrollment course may be much greater than in high school courses. In addition, dual enrollment courses become a part of a student's permanent college transcript and are calculated into the student's permanent postsecondary GPA. Poor performance as a dual enrollment student can ultimately impact one's postsecondary career, including acceptance to a state university, academic standing and financial aid eligibility. It is important to do well in these couses to realize all the benefits of dual enrollment.