Dual Credit Program

The Dual Credit Program was established to increase educational options and opportunities for high school students. Eligible high school students are allowed to enroll in college level courses, simultaneously earning credit at both secondary and post-secondary levels. Dual Credit exposes students to college level responsibilities, allows students to investigate career options that schools and districts otherwise could not provide, and offers students a low cost/no cost pathway to earning college credits before they graduate from high school.

Academic Advisors

Ambrosia Knighton
Telephone: (505) 287-6620

Beth Armstead
Telephone: (505) 287-6628
Lisa Whitmore
Telephone: (505) 287-6629

Forms and Documents


Are you eligible for Dual Credit? Learn what you need to know about the program and eligibility below:









Eligibility Requirements and Course Choices

  • Public high school students enrolled in more than half of required courses.
  • Permission granted by parents and high school.
  • Meet general requirements for admission and academic standing required by the university.
  • Course choices must be part of approved degree or vocational certificate program.
  • Course may be offered in either traditional classroom format or online.
  • Completed admissions application.
  • 2.0 high school cumulative GPA.
  • Accuplacer Test scores and provide ACT scores if taken.

See an Academic Advisor to begin enrollment or utilize the provided online forms.









Benefits of Dual Credit

  • Earn credits for both high school and college in courses that are only offered at the college.
  • Learn what to expect from college while you’re still in high school.
  • Discover or confirm what academic areas most interest you as possible career choices.
  • Dual Credit courses are free to the student – all tuition, books, and general fees are waived for participating students. *some exceptions, i.e. N A 105 Nursing Clinical fees