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Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship is a good idea

Mason Spencer has been accepted for Pharmacy School and he credits the dual credit program at Hazard Community & Technical College for getting him so far so quickly. Spencer is a 2019 Knott County Central High School graduate who started at Morehead State University with 30 credit hours from HCTC.

“Taking dual credit classes in high school helped me be become better prepared for college. Going in with 30 credits completed allowed me to focus more on my rigorous science and math courses needed to apply for Pharmacy school,” Spencer said.

“I strongly recommend others to take advantage of dual credit classes. It helped with my class ranking, where I finished in the top five, because the classes are more heavily weighted. It also helped me get my general education classes out of the way and taught me how to be successful on the college level. It has also been a huge help in cost savings on tuition,” noted Spencer.  

Dual Credit Coordinator Jama Griffie agrees. “Students who take dual credit college courses while in high school are continuing to show that dual credit effectively saves the student money and creates a positive transition from high school to college. We are seeing these results every year with students such as Mason Spencer who are being accepted into highly selective programs early in their college career.”

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