Concurrent Enrollment Admission Information

If you are an 11th-grade or 12th-grade student enrolled in an accredited high school, you may be admitted as a concurrent student by meeting the requirements set forth below:

  • Have maintained a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale, and ranked scholastically among the upper 50% of the senior class and have participated in the ACT or SAT test, or
  • Achieve a minimum composite ACT score of 20 or a minimum SAT total score of 1020
  • Have a signed statement from the high school principal or counselor (PDF) stating they are eligible to satisfy requirements for graduation from high school (including curricular requirements for college admission) no later than the spring of the current year. Students must also provide written permission from their parents or legal guardian.

NOTE: One residual ACT is allowed per year (from November 1 to October 31), which is only valid at the institution at which it was administered.

If you are a student receiving high-school-level instruction at home or from an unaccredited high school, you may be admitted provisionally by having enough high school coursework to be equivalent to an individual who is classified as a junior or senior at an accredited high school.

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 University Advising Center. 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 alternatively 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 the University Advising Center. 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 high school curricular requirements shall not be required of concurrently enrolled high school students for purposes of admission. Students may enroll in curricular areas where the student has met assessment requirements for college placement.

An ACT subject score of 19 in Reading is required for enrollment in any subject area other than English, Mathematics and Science Reasoning. 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.

High school students concurrently enrolled in college courses may continue concurrent enrollment in subsequent semester if they achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

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