What is concurrent enrollment?
Concurrent enrollment is defined as the enrollment of a high school student in a college course taught for high school credit and college-level credit, regardless of the location of instruction. Students who enroll in concurrent classes are enrolled in a course that will count for both college and high school credit.
Where are these classes taught?
The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana delivers college credit instruction to qualified high school students through a number of options:
- College courses at area high schools taught by appropriately credentialed instructors from high school faculty
- College courses on the UAHT campuses taught by UAHT faculty
- College courses online taught by UAHT faculty
- College credit awarded through articulation agreements with area high schools
Students must have completed the 8th grade and meet certain ACT or college entry exam requirements.
What are the benefits?
- Students can graduate college sooner.
- It is cheaper than regular college tuition rates.
- Students start college having college credits already on their transcript.
- Students who participate in concurrent credit are more likely to be successful in college.
- Students get to experience the many differences and challenges that college courses bring and yet maintain the support of home and high school.