Dual Credit courses provide qualified public and charter school students the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses through UNM-Los Alamos and earn both high school and college credit. Dual Credit students are not required to pay tuition, but they will be responsible for any course fees.
The program is designed to:
- Increase educational opportunities available to public or charter high school students.
- Provide high school students with a college level experience.
- Encourage more high school students to pursue higher education.
Dual Credit Courses on the UNM-LA campus
All courses offered at UNM-Los Alamos (except Physical Education (PENP) and Developmental (ISE, ISM)) are eligible for dual credit. Please see our current semester Class Schedule for a complete list of courses being offered this semester.
Follow these 8 easy steps:
- Prior to the start of a college semester, visit your high school counselor to look at the current UNM-LA semester schedule (found on our website). Determine UNM-LA courses that would fit into your schedule and discuss your eligibility for dual credit.
- At the start of the semester, get a copy of the dual credit application from the UNM-Los Alamos web site, your high school counselor, or a UNM-LA advisor in Building 2.
- Complete the application. Notice that you will need signatures from your parents, your high school counselor, and possibly from your principal.
- Submit your high school transcript with the application.
- Return the completed application to the Registrar’s office in Building 1 at UNM-LA at least one week prior to the start of the class.
- Costs: All tuition costs are covered by UNM-LA. All book costs are covered by your high school. Students are responsible for all course-specific fees (ex. computer fees, art supplies, lab supplies, etc.); there will be no extra fees as a result of dual credit status.
- Books: The textbook for a dual credit course may be retrieved from the high school book depository at the start of the semester and must be returned to the high school book depository at the end of the semester in which you took the course. (This insures that the book is available for another student.)
- You will be awarded UNM college credit at the end of the semester in which you took the course.
How to drop a dual credit course
Dual credit is intended to award credit for both high school and college credit. If a student drops, or fails a dual credit course, the student may have to make up the high school credit requirement. The high school transcript will reflect the actual grade or will display a withdraw notation if dropped after the last day to drop without a grade.
To drop a course, you must visit Student Services at UNM-Los Alamos to get a drop card. You will need to fill it out completely and obtain your counselor’s signature on the card. Return the completed card to Student Services at UNM-Los Alamos for final processing of the drop.