As a dual enrollment student, I've learned a few lessons along the way. My first time doing dual enrollment when I was a sophomore in high school.

I had the GPA to do dual enrollment at Trenholm State Community College and I still continue to do it to this day. My junior year I was granted the opportunity to join dual enrollment at Tuskegee University. With the help of various teachers, my principal, and my mother, I earned my score of 24 on the ACT when the minimum was 21.

My first day at Tuskegee University, I soon learned that this would be way different compared to high school. At TU, my first semester I took English and Math. This would be very different compared to high school based mostly on the curriculum. I adapted by basically doing not only my best but more than my best. I had to adapt due to the fact that some college students were not as accepting to us high schoolers as we had expected. They would look at us like we didn't have any business there. The other students involved as well as myself adapted to this and passed the class with ease.

While going through this experience, I've learned a few things about college. I learned that the professors will not be constantly on you to do your work or help you to remember to do the required homework. When you was given an assignment, you had to do it on time and in a professional manner. I also learned that in order to be successful, you have to study, study, study. It does have its perks of being exempt from certain classes as well as leaving campus to go be successful. I like doing dual enrollment because I get to earn college credits in high school and transfer them to the college of my choice and I get to spend less time in college at that. I'm proud of the person I am becoming and the person I soon get to be because of this opportunity.

By Tekajah Lewis
GUA Ambassador 
Booker T. Washington
Class of 2020