Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is part of the Office of Distance Education and Outreach, and provided to help high school students maximize their time by earning college credit while still in high school.

It’s never too early to start preparing for college. Dual enrollment programs offer the student credit toward their high school diploma AND college credit toward a certificate or degree. Students who want to get a head start on their college career should visit with their high school counselor or principal to learn about the options available at their high school.

Benefits of Taking Dual Enrollment Courses

  • Earn high school and college credits simultaneously
  • Pursue your interests in a more concentrated and advanced format
  • Pursue interests not available at the high school level
  • Be introduced to university study which may help you transition to college
  • Complete general education requirements early
  • Demonstrate commitment and scholarship to university admissions officials
  • Earn credits which will transfer to other colleges and universities
  • Earn college credits without spending any money or using any financial aid
  • Have the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in a shorter amount of time

Dual Enrollment Courses

You can take online courses, as well as courses at the ENMU campus, that have been approved by both your high school and ENMU. You can take most college freshman and sophomore classes (100 and 200 level). Certain classes have prerequisite test scores or classes. Speak with your high school counselor to find out what classes you are eligible to take. A select number of courses are also offered at area high schools and are taught by high school instructors or ENMU faculty on-site at the high school.

Approved ENMU Dual Enrollment Courses

Working Toward an ENMU Degree

Since dual enrollment courses count toward a college degree, you may want to view the degrees ENMU has to offer, so you can choose courses that match up with the General Education Requirements required by the degree for your chosen major. If you want to find out more about ENMU degrees options, you can find a list of majors and programs under the main academics menu. You can also find a lot of helpful information in our admissions area.

ENMU Majors and Degree Options

Cost of Tuition for Dual Enrollment Courses

If you are attending a public high school or if you are a homeschool student, there is no tuition or fee cost for you to attend a course. Many public high schools also cover the cost of textbooks for their students. If your high school doesn't cover this expense, you are responsible for purchasing your textbook(s). If you are a homeschool student, you purchase your textbooks from the ENMU Campus Bookstore.

Registration Checklist for Public High School Students

Registration Checklist for Homeschooled Students

Is Dual Enrollment the Same Thing as Concurrent Enrollment?

Concurrent enrollment, like dual enrollment, also allows you to take college courses while you are in high school, but there are a few differences. View the chart below to compare the two programs. Some courses are not available for dual enrollment and must be taken as concurrent enrollment. Check with your high school counselor for specific classes allowed for dual enrollment.

Concurrent Enrollment vs. Dual Enrollment

Compare Dual Enrollment and Concurrent Enrollment
Concurrent Enrollment
Dual Enrollment
College credit for completing course
High school credit for completing course
Student pays tuition for course
Student buys textbooks/supplies for course
*If you are a homeschooled student, you buy your own textbooks.
Courses are taught by college faculty
**Courses are taught either taught by high school faculty at your high school, or by ENMU faculty at your high school, ENMU campus or online.
General education core courses taken are guaranteed to be accepted as college credit at all other state institutions
Requires high school and parent approval to take course
Grade for course completion becomes an official, permanent addition to your college transcript

If you would like register for concurrent enrollment, please fill out the Concurrent Enrollment Form below.

Concurrent Enrollment Form

For More Information

Coordinator of Dual Enrollment
Phone: 575.562.2165
FAX: 575.562.2168
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Distance Education and Outreach
ENMU Station 25
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130

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