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Dual Credit

Dual Credit is one of the options for meeting a state graduation requirement.  Dual credit provides students with the opportunity to experience a college course and earn both college and high school credit.

The Dual Credit Program at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) gives high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit and, at the same time, high school elective credit and their fourth credit of required math. 

The University of New Mexico (UNM) and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) offer the same dual enrollment advantages to qualified juniors and seniors. 

Students must be officially enrolled in APS at least half-time to qualify for dual credit enrollment.  Remedial and non-APS approved courses are not tuition-free.  APS approved courses are tuition-free, and APS pays for required textbooks (which MUST be returned to the high school bookroom upon completion of the course). 

When students take a three to four credit class at CNM, UNM or IAIA, they also earn one elective credit at their high school. However, not all CNM, UNM, and IAIA courses qualify as dual credit courses. Check with your counselor.

For more information about Dual Credit:

  • Talk to your school counselor
  • Call CNM’s School Relations Department at (505) 224-4238
  • Call UNM’s Admission Office at (505) 277-3430
  • Call IAIA’s Academic Outreach Office at (505) 424-2341
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