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Student Spotlight: Winton Garrelts

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Winton Garrelts

Dual enrollment is met with both challenges and benefits. Before jumping into the decision, it's important to choose a college that is going to allow you to move your education forward. That's why Winton Garrelts chose Ferris-Online when deciding to take college courses.

High school students are consumed with busy schedules so having the chance to take classes online offered Winton the opportunity to set his own pace and complete his courses when it worked best for him. 

Having originally registered for two economic classes in order to meet a couple requirements, Winton quickly realized how much he enjoyed the classes and the subject matter. With this new interest, Winton decided to enroll in a few other economic classes at Ferris, and as a result he now plans on majoring in Economics. Had it not been for his dual enrollment, Winton likely would have majored in something else and feels that this opportunity saved him a lot of time, energy, and money when looking ahead at his future after high school.

Through his time with Ferris, Winton also took advantage of other resources and was invited onto Ferris State's project management team to compete in WMPMI's intercollegiate competition, THEProject. The intense semester-long competition provided Winton with new experiences and challenges that he knows will benefit him as he continues his education. While dual enrollment can often seem intimidating, Winton advises anyone considering this path to go for it. "Being dually enrolled will provide you with a taste of the college experience, expose you to new subjects, and give you credit to help you graduate college sooner than your peers."

If you're interested in learning more, visit our Dual Enrollment page for additional information.