University of Mobile Announces Dual Enrollment Partnerships with Saraland, Satsuma High Schools

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile announced new dual enrollment agreements with Saraland and Satsuma city school systems that give high school students an opportunity to earn college credit as part of their high school curriculum.

Students at Saraland High School and Satsuma High School can now enroll in the university’s freshman-level health sciences classes and earn both high school and college credit while taking classes on their high school campus. Participating students will benefit from clinical experiences in UM’s new Center for Excellence in Healthcare Practice high-tech skills lab that simulates a hospital environment.

The programs at Saraland and Satsuma high schools will expand as courses in other academic areas are added and the dual enrollment partnerships grow, according to Dr. Lonnie Burnett, vice provost and dean of the UM College of Arts and Sciences.

“Our goal is to encourage high school students to set their sights on a college degree and get a head start on their college careers,” Burnett said. He said the university plans to create dual enrollment agreements with more school systems to expand the program.

Also, high school students from other public, private or home schools may earn early enrollment college credit through the new University of Mobile Freshman Academy.

Freshman Academy offers a First Course Free program for high school and homeschool sophomores, juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 2.75 or above to take their first University of Mobile 100-level or 200-level course tuition-free. Additional courses offered through Freshman Academy are at a reduced tuition of $100 per credit hour.

For information about Freshman Academy and First Course Free, go to or call UM Enrollment Services at 251.442.2222.


About University of Mobile:

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean is assistant vice president for university communications and has helped tell the University of Mobile story since 1993. She is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her husband and daughter are UM graduates. She loves playing in the yard – planting flowers, picking blueberries, pulling weeds and petting her two mini-schnauzers.

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