TTU announces online French dual enrollment program starting this fall


Tennessee Tech University recently announced the addition of an online French dual enrollment program starting this fall. The program, open to all high school students across the state, provides an exciting opportunity for students to learn French through online courses, including FREN 1010 (Beginning French I) and FREN 1020 (Beginning French II) available in subsequent semesters.

“The dual enrollment program is designed for high school students and is led by experienced online educators specializing in language teaching,” said Ted McWilliams, assistant director of admissions at Tech. “All necessary course materials are provided online by the instructor, eliminating the need for textbook purchases. This approach not only makes the program accessible but also cost-effective, with tuition potentially covered by the TSAC [Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation] grant as per the state’s educational policies.”

In addition to French courses, Tech offers a variety of other dual enrollment options including engineering, cybersecurity, English, history, and social sciences among others. These courses not only allow students to earn college credits but also provide substantial tuition savings and early exposure to college-level education.

“The benefits of being a dual enrollment student at Tech extend beyond academic advantages,” added McWilliams. “Participants enjoy access to university resources such as the Burn Fitness Center, Tech’s Volpe Library and discounts through the Golden Eagles Perk Program. Dual enrollment students are also exempt from the $25 application fee when they apply to Tech after their courses.”

Tennessee Tech’s dual enrollment programs are supported by the TSAC Dual Enrollment Grant, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder motivated students from pursuing their educational goals. This initiative is part of Tech’s commitment to fostering accessible, high-quality education for students across Tennessee.

Interested students and parents can also contact McWilliams directly at (931) 372-6820 or (


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