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On-Campus Concurrent Students


On-campus concurrent enrollment is a way for current high school students to enroll at NWACC and take college courses located on campus, at the Washington County Center, or online. Students can earn both college and high school credit while attending classes taught at the college level.  

To be eligible, students must reach the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in grades 9th - 12th
  • Have a 3.0 high school or homeschool cumulative GPA (for general education classes)
  • Have a 2.0 high school or homeschool GPA (for career and technical classes)
  • Have appropriate placement score to complete college level course work (ACT, Compass, Accuplacer, or SAT)
  • Receive approval from the high school counselor
  • If under 18 years of age, approval from a parent or guardian

Early College Experience

Placement Score Requirements by Test Type:

 Test Type English Reading Math Trigonometry/
Finite Math
ACT 19 19 21 24-48
Accuplacer 83 78 86 Elementary Algebra
 
Accuplacer Next Generation 252 252 250 College Algebra w/Review OR 254 College Algebra  
ASPIRE 428 428 434
 
SAT 480 480 500  

Higher Level Math:
Accuplacer Next Generation - See Math Department for Placement Chart
Higher Math courses - See Math Department for Placement Chart

Developmental Courses are for 12th grade students only

Students taking concurrent classes can take them in a variety of disciplines such as those listed below, and are required to meet any pre-requisites for courses chosen.

  • Math
  • Science
  • Communication and Arts
  • Social Science
  • Behavioral Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Health Professions
  • Business and Computer Information
  • Construction Technology
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Why Take College Courses

There are many advantages to getting a jump start on your college education while in high school - save time, gain experience, and much more.  

Why Take College Classes

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College classes can be challenging, but we've provided tips that will help you prepare and succeed. 

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Cost, Payment & Transfer Credits

Questions about tuition and college credits as a high school student answered here. 

College Costs and Credits

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Information for Parents 

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Location & Directions

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