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Dual Credit Facts

Information provided in partnership with Central New Mexico Community College.


What is dual credit?

Dual credit is a program that allows high school students to take college classes while they are still in high school.


What is the cost of dual credit?

College tuition and registration fees are free to the high school student. Textbook costs are taken care of by the public school district. The student is responsible for any additional fees or equipment requirements.


What are the benefits to participating in dual credit?

  • Dual credit helps students graduate from high school. CCHS earn their high school elective credits through their CNM dual credit courses.
  • CCHS students are also expected to be on track for dual graduation; earning both a high school diploma and CNM certificate or degree.
  • Dual credit students also have access to college services such as tutoring centers, libraries, computer labs, academic advisement, student clubs and CNM Connect.


How are dual credit classes offered?

High school students can register for any college-level class that they meet the prerequisite requirement. Dual credit students can be found at all five CNM campuses taking classes with other college students.