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. It is a low-cost, scalable model for bringing accelerated courses to students in urban, suburban, and rural high schools. 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 elements or characteristics of the programs below, concurrent enrollment differs in significant ways from the following:

Programs in which the high school student travels to the college campus
Articulation agreements where a college retroactively assigns credit for high school coursework upon matriculation
AP and IB high school courses where standardized tests are used to assess students’ knowledge at the end of a

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