Concurrent Credit - FAQs

Concurrent Credit - FAQs

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Concurrent Credit FAQs

How do I enroll?

  • Register online HERE

What is the cost?

  • Tuition is $75 per credit
  • There is no admission fee

What is the Registration Deadline?

  • Public Schools -
    • Fall & Year-Long Courses: September 30, 2022
    • Spring Courses: March 3, 2023
  • Private Schools -
    • Fall & Year-Long Courses: November 30, 2022
    • Spring Courses: March 31, 2023

Can I Register Late?

  • After registration is closed, you will be required to complete a Special Academic Petition form and submit it to the Concurrent Credit Office requesting permission to enroll in a concurrent course. If your petition is approved, you will need to pay full tuition plus a $50 late fee. 

  • You cannot petition to enroll in a concurrent course after the course has ended.

  • Review process can take up to 2 weeks.

  • Academic Petition Google Form

How do I drop a class?

  • If it becomes necessary to drop enrollment in a concurrent credit class, the student will need to:

    • Submit the online Google Drop Form  before the Drop Deadline to avoid a "W" on your transcript OR

    • Print off a copy of the Drop Form (located under Student Forms), complete the student section of the form and obtain the appropriate signatures. Return the form to

  • When a student drops a course after the Drop Deadline, a "W" (withdraw) will be posted to their NNU transcript. A "W" does not count toward their GPA. There is no tuition refund for dropped courses after the deadline.

  • The Registrar allows concurrent students to drop until the last day of the concurrent course.

What is the Drop Deadline?

  • Public Schools -
    • Fall & Year-Long Courses: November 11, 2022
    • Spring Courses: May 5, 2023
  • Private Schools -
    • Fall & Year-Long Courses: November 30, 2022
    • Spring Courses: March 31, 2023

How do I obtain an unofficial transcript?

The unofficial transcript will be sent to the email address we have on file.

How do I obtain an official transcript?

  • Official transcripts may be requested online through the Registrar's Office. If you have not set up an account through Parchment (the program we use to send transcripts), you will need to create an account. 

Do Concurrent Credit Students have an NNU Online Portal Account?

  • NNU Concurrent Credit Students DO NOT have an NNU Portal Account. If you have questions or need information regarding your account, please email or call 208.467.8545.

What is the Concurrent Credit Program?

  • The Concurrent Credit Program is a partnership to unite the professors, classes and services at Northwest Nazarene University with high school students who have demonstrated high academic ability.

  • The Concurrent Credit Program offers university-level credits for selected courses taught to high school students by NNU-approved high school teachers.

What does the Concurrent Credit Program offer high school students?

  • The opportunity to fulfill some core university requirements while still in high school.

  • The opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma and college credit.

  • The opportunity to begin a college education at a fraction of the cost.

  • The opportunity for continued academic challenge while preserving enrollment and participation in high school.

How does the Concurrent Credit Program work?

  • Once NNU approves the course materials and the high school instructor, an NNU professor is assigned to each class and works with the high school instructor to ensure that the goals of the class and the material being presented are consistent with those offered in the same class on the NNU campus.

  • Students complete an NNU registration form and pay for the class (tuition and fees are non-refundable).

  • Students complete the college-level course. If the student wishes to withdraw from a course, they must do so by submitting a Drop Form to the Concurrent Credit office. 

How does concurrent credit differ from AP courses?

  • Students enrolled in high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses have the option of taking an AP exam. Credits are awarded by the university they attend, based on their test score.

  • Concurrent credit students earn the number of credits for which they enrolled, and the grade earned is the grade for the course, not the grade for one particular test. See more information.

How will the credits transfer?

  • NNU credits should transfer to the college or university the student ultimately attends. However, before registering for concurrent credit courses, students should check with their top-choice colleges and universities to be sure the credit will transfer.

What is NNU's accreditation information?

  • Northwest Nazarene University is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, the National Association of Schools of Music, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the Council on Social Work Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Concurrent Credit Program is fully accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

How do I obtain more information?

  • Contact: Northwest Nazarene University Concurrent Credit Program, 208.467.8545,

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