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NMSU-A Dual Credit Program

NMSU-A admissions policy requires juniors and seniors to have a 2.0 GPA in order to take vocational, technical, or applied courses and a 3.0 GPA to take academic courses. Sophomores must have a 3.75 GPA. Some courses require taking a placement test before enrolling to ensure all students the greatest chance for success. Some courses, including PE and developmental courses, do not qualify as part of Dual Credit.

If you wish to participate in Dual Credit, first you will need to consult your high school counselor. Then, you will interview with the Dual Credit Advisor. Also, you must provide the following documentation:

  • completed, signed, and dated Agreement of Understanding
  • completed, signed, and dated Dual Credit Request Form
  • high school transcript

In all cases, the college Dual Credit Advisor has the final decision on course selection. As a Dual Credit student, you are admitted to NMSU-A in a nondegree-seeking status. After high school graduation, you must apply for admission and change your status to degree-seeking in order to continue.

An overview of Dual Credit, the instructions, and necessary forms are available here in PDF format. You can print these forms or obtain a copy from your high school counselor or Dual Credit Advisor at NMSU-A.

Dual Credit Forms

What is Dual Credit?

  • Dual Credit is a statewide sponsored program for eligible High School Students in which they can receive high school credit for taking approved college courses.
  • If you qualify, you can take courses at NMSU-A which will grant you both high school and college credit. The University waives tuition and general fees, while the high school provides most textbooks. Dual credit is a wonderful opportunity to explore the secondary education system and gain credits that will help you succeed in the future as well as exploring possible career options for when you graduate.

Why You Should Consider Dual Credit Courses

  • Learn what to expect from College and to prepare yourself for the postsecondary school system
  • Explore college majors and career choices
  • Earn both College and High School credit simultaneously
  • Enjoy the benefits of small campus and personable staff
  • Build confidence and success through a college environment

Interested in Dual Credit?

Interested? Click on the following links to get started.