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Concurrent Enrollment

 

Want to try out college before leaving high school?

Consider signing up for concurrent enrollment. If you are in 11th or 12th grade and have made good grades throughout school or scored well on the ACT or SAT, you might consider taking credit-earning college courses while still in high school. You can enroll in college courses if you meet one of the admission requirements listed on the provided tables and other conditions listed below.

High school seniors who meet the eligibility requirements are entitled to receive tuition waivers for up to 18 credit hours and high school juniors can receive tuition waivers up to 9 credit hours, subject to available funding.
 

Examples of college classes and how they count for high school credit :

 
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How to Enroll in Concurrent Enrollment Classes:

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*Please note students are responsible for any fees and books associated with courses, these are not covered by tuition waivers.*

 

Please review the concurrent information below:

  • Concurrent courses are dual credit courses. These are courses in which the grade earned must be entered on the high school as well as the college transcripts and become a permanent part of these documents. Concurrent courses are transcripted as unweighted courses. Concurrent courses count towards high school eligibility requirements.
  • The student assumes responsibility for earning the required units for high school graduation. Failure to earn credit in any concurrent course taken to meet high school graduation requirements may result in summer school and/or failure to earn a high school diploma.
  • Students may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester, not to exceed a full time college workload of 19 credit hours. Each high school course is equivalent to 3 credit hours.
  • Students who choose to withdraw from a concurrent course must immediately contact their high school academic counselor so they may be enrolled in a full schedule. Failure to notify your high school counselor may result in disciplinary action. By law all students are required to be enrolled in a full-time high school schedule (i.e. 6 consecutive hours).
  • Any high school course added after the first three weeks of any semester will result in a No Credit for that class. A No Credit will be earned only if a student maintains a passing grade in that class. If a student earns a failing grade in the course it will be recorded as an “F” on their high school transcript.
  • Students who receive a failing grade or withdraw from a concurrent course must have principal approval to enroll in subsequent concurrent courses.
  • Students taking concurrent courses that require two semesters to receive dual credit must complete both semesters concurrently. (i.e. English IV must be completed with Comp 1 and Comp II or a combination of Comp II and a sophomore level English course)
  • Students concurrently enrolled may continue concurrent enrollment in subsequent semesters if she/he achieves a college cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students will also have monthly check ins with the College and Career Advisor to go over college courses and receive help and guidance.
  • Students must provide copies of grades to CCR/Counselor for transcripts and copies of schedule at the start/end of semester.
 

Concurrent Enrollment Standards for Students Attending Accredited High Schools

High School Juniors and Seniors
 
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●    All concurrent students must have a signed statement from the high school principal or counselor stating that they are eligible to satisfy requirements for graduation from high school (including curricular requirements for college admission) no later than the spring of the senior year and must also provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian. A high school student may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester not to exceed a full-time college workload of 19 semester credit hours. For purposes of calculating workload, one-half high school unit is equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work.
●    Also, concurrent students may not enroll in remedial (zero-level) course work offered by colleges and universities designed to remove high school deficiencies, including co-requisite support courses.
 

Concurrent Enrollment Standards for Students Receiving Homeschool Instruction or Attending an Unaccredited High School

High School Juniors and Seniors
●    Homeschooled students and students from unaccredited high schools must complete enough high school course work to be equivalent to an individual who is classified as a junior or senior at an accredited high school and meet the applicable criterion in the table below.
 
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Course Placement for All Concurrent Students

In order for concurrent students to enroll in a college-level course, they must earn a minimum score in that particular subject area to show college readiness. A high school student who doesn't earn the minimum score in science reasoning, mathematics or English won't be allowed to enroll in those college subject areas. A student who doesn't earn the minimum score in reading will not be allowed to enroll in any other collegiate course (outside the subjects of science, mathematics and English). Concurrent enrollment students may not enroll in any form of developmental education, including co-requisite support courses. A concurrent student will be eligible to enroll based on the criteria detailed in the chart below.
 
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