Frequently Asked Questions about earning College Credit while still in High School. PDF Version
- What is Concurrent Enrollment?
- Who is eligible to take Concurrent Enrollment classes?
- What Concurrent Enrollment classes are offered at my high school?
- Are CE classes different from regular high school classes?
- Why aren’t all high school classes taught as Concurrent?
- What do I need to do to get signed up for Concurrent classes?
- How do I know what CE classes to register for?
- How many CE classes can I take? Should I register for as many as I can?
- How much does CE cost?
- What about grades?
- What if I don’t want to attend the university where the credit is being offered?
- What is the difference between Concurrent Enrollment (CE), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Early College (EC)?
- Can I get my associate degree while still in high school?
- What is the EDGE Scholarship?
- What is the New Century Scholarship?
- Can I use concurrent classes to fulfill the requirements for the Regents Scholarship?
- Students must be in 11th or 12th grade, 10th graders may enroll in specifically designated classes.
- To qualify to take general education courses, students must have a 3.0 GPA (2.0 GPA for CTE courses) and maintain upper-level academic standing (earning an A or B from the CE class) and have good attendance.
- Students must comply with special course qualifications (ACT scores and/or course pre-requisites).
Concurrent Enrollment classes are rigorous college-level courses. These classes use college textbooks, follow a college syllabus, and cover more material at a faster rate and at a more in-depth level than regular high school courses. CE courses use assessment instruments (tests) as specified by the sponsoring college departments.
You must first be admitted to the college/university offering the concurrent class. We recommend that admission be completed prior to actually beginning the class (during the summer). This involves paying a one-time admission fee. Once you are admitted, you are eligible to register for the class. A tuition charge of $5 per credit hour will be charged at the time the student registers. This two-step process of admission and registration MUST be completed prior to the college/university CE deadline (usually during the first two weeks of class)—NO exceptions.
Concurrent Enrollment credit is transferable to all in-state public institutions and to some private schools and out-of-state institutions on a case-by-case basis. Check with your institution of choice to see how your CE credit will align with their degree programs. Visit www.transferutah.org for details. To transfer concurrent credit to another university, you must initiate that process by contacting the registrar’s office of the university where you earned the credit and request a transcript.
- CE offers college credit to those students who sign up. A $5 per credit tuition fee is charged. Students receive a grade and credit on both their high school and college transcripts.
- AP requires that a student pass the AP Exam to earn college credit. The amount of credit awarded is dependent upon the student’s score and the college or university requirement. A fee is charged to take the exam.
- IB provides courses in a variety of subjects tied to the international curriculum. IB requires that a student pass the IB exam to earn college credit. The amount of credit awarded is dependent upon the student’s score and the college or university acceptance requirement. A fee is charged to take the exam.
- EC students pay tuition and fees to the institution they attend and must provide their own transportation to the university campus. Credit is posted to a college transcript. Students may request that credit be posted to their high school transcript.
Weber State University offers the EDGE Scholarship to any student who has earned 12 concurrent credits and has maintained a 3.0 GPA on their college transcript. This scholarship is worth $1000 per semester scholarship is for full-time students (must register for a minimum of 12 credits at WSU) and is renewable if a 2.5 college CPA is maintained. For more information, visit www.weber.edu/concurrentenrollmentedge.
Eligible students must complete the requirements of an associate degree or its equivalent at a state institution of higher education by high school graduation. Application must be made at least a year in advance. Scholarship details can be found on the web at https://stepuputah.com/newcenturyscholarship.
Bottom Line……CE is a great WIN-WIN
For more information:
Your CTE Coordinator is your Site Representative for all CE programs offered at your school.
Your school counselor can help guide you with appropriate class selection.