Seventeen-year-old Olivia Distelrath started taking college classes at Delta during her senior year of high school.
The theatre enthusiast and aspiring English teacher knew about dual enrolling because many of her cousins did it as a way to get a head start on college. Her guidance counselor also suggested she try it.
And she’s so glad she did. During her first semester at Delta, Olivia took three classes – World Religion, English 111 and Psychology. This semester, she’s taking an English and sociology course.
“World religion was my absolute favorite class ever. My professor, Mr. Lacina, was great,” said Olivia, from Chesaning. “In my sociology class right now, we’re learning about race and ethnicity and the differences between the two. It’s really interesting.”
So long, high school
As Olivia finishes he senior year of high school, she’s said taking classes at Delta has helped her prepare for college.
“To be honest, I don’t feel like a high school student anymore,” she said.
Finishing high school virtually and taking online Delta classes has taught Olivia how to find motivation, a skill she said will come in handy when she continues college at Delta this fall, this time as a full-time student.
“Attending Delta has forced me to think of my future and what I want to do. It’s a great option. I’ve really enjoyed my classes and professors.”
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“I think a big part of college is that no one is going to push you to do it except for yourself. You have to self-motivate, and learning how to do it is a big thing,” she said.
For that reason, Olivia describes Delta as being effective.
“Attending Delta has forced me to think of my future and what I want to do,” she said. “It’s a great option. I’ve really enjoyed my classes and professors.”
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