Early College Experience
What is Concurrent Enrollment?

Concurrent enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take college-credit bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers. Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while in their supportive high school environment, earning transferable college credit at the time they successfully pass the course.

Concurrent Enrollment is distinct from other accelerated coursework

Although concurrent enrollment courses share some  characteristics of  programs like AP or IB, Concurrent Enrollment is different in significant ways. Concurrent enrollment courses through NWACC Early College Experience are taken each semester, while AP or IB courses are one year long. Most importantly, students are evaluated and receive a college-credit letter grade based on multiple and varied assignments, instead of just one high-stakes test at the end of the year that determines whether students may or may not receive college credit.


Early College Experience is accredited by NACEP, the National Association of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. More information about Concurrent Enrollment partnerships can be found at www.nacep.org