Concurrent Enrollment

If you are a 12th-grade student enrolled in an accredited high school, you may be admitted as a special student by meeting the requirements below.

  1. Have maintained a high school grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale and ranked scholastically among the upper 50% of the senior class and have participated in the ACT test, or
  2. Achieve a composite ACT score at the 50th percentile (20).
  3. Have a signed statement from the high school principal (pdf) 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. You must also provide a letter of recommendation from your counselor and written permission from your parents or legal guardian.

If you are an 11th-grade student enrolled in an accredited high school, you may be admitted by meeting the requirements below.

  1. Have maintained a high school grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale, or
  2. Achieve a composite ACT score at the 72nd percentile (23).
  3. Have a signed statement from your high school principal (pdf) stating that you 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. You must also provide a letter of recommendation from their counselor and written permission from their parents or legal guardian.

If you are a student receiving high-school-level instruction at home or from an unaccredited high school, you may be admitted provisionally by meeting the requirements below.

  1. Be 17 years of age or older and achieve a composite ACT score at the 50th percentile (20).
  2. Be 16 years of age and achieve a composite ACT score at the 72nd percentile (23).

High school students may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester not to exceed a full-time college work load of 19 semester credit hours. For purposes of calculating work load, one-half high school credit course shall be equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work. If you wish to exceed this limit, you may petition the Director of Admissions. The collegiate portion of your work load must be taken from regular faculty members of the institution and may be provided off campus if approved by the State Regents, and may use alternative delivery systems if approved by the State Regents.

Concurrent enrollment must include opportunities for high school students to achieve college credit through a collegiate experience. The collegiate experience is evidenced by the rigor of the course, the qualifications of faculty and the student's readiness for college.

A student who is otherwise eligible under this policy may enroll in a maximum of nine semester credit hours during a summer session or term, without the necessity of being concurrently enrolled in high school classes during the summer term. Students wishing to exceed this limit may petition the Director of Admissions. Institutional officials will evaluate the student's academic performance and potential for success in determining the student's load, which may not exceed the number of semester credit hours 50% greater than the number of weeks in the applicable semester/term. The completion of the high school curricular requirements shall not be required of concurrently enrolled high school students for purposes of admission. Students may only enroll in curricular areas where the student has met the curricular requirements for college admission. Concurrently admitted high school students will not be allowed to enroll in any zero-level courses offered by colleges and universities designed to remove high school deficiencies. High school students wishing to enroll concurrently in college courses must meet the admission standards and the assessment requirements. The college will provide appropriate academic advising prior to and continuing throughout the student's enrollment.

Following high school graduation, you may continue enrollment provided you have earned at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and meet the entrance requirements, including high school curricular requirements.

For more information on Concurrent Enrollment, please contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment by calling 918-444-2200 or 1-800-722-9614.