Dual Credit vs. Concurrent
Students who would like to take college courses without having the courses recorded on their high school transcripts may enroll as concurrent students. Students who wish to take courses not approved by their high school as a Dual Credit course may also enroll as a concurrent student. Concurrent students are responsible for all costs related to enrollment, including textbooks.
Are dual credit and concurrent enrollment the same?
No. A student enrolled in the dual credit program earns credit for both high school and college classes. Tuition is waived for these classes.
Concurrent enrollment students earn college credit only and are responsible for all costs related to enrollment, including textbooks.
What is the cost of dual credit to you?
The financial responsibilities for dual credit are shared. According to the current agreements:
- School districts pay for textbooks and course supplies
- Colleges/Universities waive general fees and tuition
- Students/Parents pay for course-specific fees (such as lab and media fees) and are responsible for arranging transportation to the site of the dual credit course.
Where are classes held?
Classes are held either in classrooms on the Espanola campus or online, or a combination of both.
Online: These classes are held online using a program called Blackboard. High school students taking these classes often take them during the school day with other students taking online classes, and have instructional support. These classes can also be taken independent of the school day.
On campus: Classes are offered live at Northern's Española campus at various times and dates, including some short-term, evening, and weekend classes.
Hybrid: Classes are held online for the most part, but include some live class meetings and instructional support.