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 the admission requirements and other conditions listed below.
High school seniors who meet the eligibility requirements are entitled to receive tuition waivers for up to six hours per semester.
Concurrent Enrollment Standards for Public Institutions
High School Seniors
Regional Universities - Score a 20 ACT or 940 SAT OR have a 3.0 GPA AND rank in the top 50 percent of your class.
Community Colleges - Score a 19 ACT or 900 SAT OR have a 3.0 GPA.
High School Juniors
Regional Universities - Score a 23 ACT or 1050 SAT OR have a 3.5 GPA.
Community Colleges - Score a 21 ACT or 980 SAT OR have a 3.5 GPA.
All concurrent students must have a signed statement from the high school principal 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 a letter of recommendation from the school counselor and 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 shall be equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work.
Additionally, high school students who want to enroll in college-level courses must earn a score of 19 or higher on the ACT subject test for the area(s) in which they want to enroll. Subject tests include English, reading, mathematics and science reasoning. An ACT subject score of 19 in reading is required for enrollment in any subject area other than English, mathematics and science reasoning. Institutional secondary testing may not be used for placement.
Also, concurrent students may not enroll in remedial (zero-level) coursework offered by colleges and universities designed to remove high school deficiencies.
A high school student may enroll in a combined number of high school and college level 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 shall be equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work. A student may enroll in a maximum of nine semester credit hours during a summer semester without being enrolled in high school classes during the summer term.