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Dual Credit

Dual credit is an opportunity for APS high school students to take classes at CNM or UNM and earn college credit and high school credit for the same class. The tuition and fees are paid for and we will even provide the student with the required textbooks for the class. There may be class fees that the student will be required to pay and if you elect to take an online course at UNM there is a $100 fee that must be paid by the student. Otherwise, the student just has to get themselves to class and do the work!

Additional General information:

  • You must currently be a 10th, 11th or 12th grader (for CNM), an 11th or 12th grader for UNM.
  • You must attend a college that has a Dual Credit agreement with APS, like CNM or UNM.
  • You must either take a placement test before selecting classes (the Accuplacer at CNM, the Compass Test at UNM) or provide the college with your ACT or SAT scores.
  • You must take courses numbered 1000 and above if attending CNM.
  • Courses are free (you do NOT pay tuition); however, you must pay lab fees, supplies, and transportation. Fees are due within 24 hours of registration.
  • Textbook costs are covered. APS pays for the required textbooks for courses being taken. Textbooks are the property of APS and must be returned to APS at the end of the course.
  • The grade you earn in the course WILL be recorded on your transcript.
  • Dual Credit courses earn varying amounts of credit (1 – 2 higher education hours earn .50 high school credit, 3 – 4 higher education hours earn 1.0 high school credit).
  • Colleges expect students to be independent and self-motivated. There are no mid-six week progress reports or six-week progress reports. The semester grade is the only instructor-generated grade.
  • Students and parents are responsible for class attendance. Unlike high school, there is not a call home when a student is absent.
  • You can only miss three classes at CNM per course/per semester before you are dropped. (It is with a “W”, withdrawal with no penalty if it is before the withdrawal deadline or with an “F” if it is after the withdrawal deadline.)