Earn College Credit in High School with Concurrent Enrollment Published March 23, 2022

Student on CampusFor high school juniors and seniors looking to get a head start in their college credits, Rose State College offers concurrent enrollment classes that help students advance themselves while still being in high school. These courses not only count for high school credit but also count towards students' college transcripts. Students get a head start on their college credit resulting in graduating earlier and saving money. 

Rose State is one of the few colleges with a team of people dedicated solely to assisting concurrent students. The Office of Academic Outreach regularly helps students navigate the intricate and, oftentimes, confusing process of concurrent enrollment. 

Eligible juniors are able to take a maximum of nine concurrent hours and are entitled to a tuition waiver equal to the resident tuition for nine hours. Eligible seniors can enroll in 18 hours and are also entitled to a tuition waiver equivalent to the resident tuition for 18 hours. The tuition waivers offered for concurrent enrollment students help to reduce the financial burden of taking college courses for students and their families while still providing the chance to advance academically. Concurrent students are still responsible for fees and books. 

Rose State strives to make these courses as accessible as possible for eligible students. These courses are available in-person on Rose State’s campus, online, on high school campuses, as well as on interactive television. 

The Office of Academic Outreach is a huge resource for students seeking more information about concurrent enrollment and how to get started. The office helps with student enrollment, course scheduling, student advisement, and offers ongoing communication with counselors at partner high schools. 

On Tuesday, March 29, Rose State is hosting a Concurrent Enrollment Information Night at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union’s FNB Community Bank Ballroom. The event is open to all rising high school juniors and seniors and their families who are interested in learning more about concurrent enrollment at Rose State. Attendees can also turn in transcripts or paperwork and meet with admissions staff. 

Students can pre-register to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Rose State Bookstore gift card. On-site registration will also be available. 

For more information about concurrent enrollment opportunities at Rose State College, check out the Rose State College Concurrent Enrollment webpage.