Dual Enrollment: Concurrent Credit Courses

The Concurrent Credit Program at Enlightium Academy is a partnership between Northwest Nazarene University and Enlightium that offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school. Enrolling in this program shows that you are a serious student who is willing to accept the challenge of college coursework.


Graduate from high school with both a high school diploma and a college transcript. Complete some of your general education courses in high school, allowing you to graduate from college early. Completing these courses early may also leave you more time to pursue your major and other interests.


  • Receive a college-level, quality education from NNU-approved high school instructors without leaving Enlightium Academy.
  • Get a feel for the rigor of college coursework and learn how to succeed when you move on to college or university.
  • NNU offers concurrent credit courses through Enlightium Academy in a variety of subjects, such as math, biology, psychology, English, and history.


Save a significant amount of college tuition and textbook fees by taking concurrent credit classes in high school.


Register for concurrent credit courses at Enlightium Academy. Earn 3 college credits with each concurrent credit course. NNU credits are permanent and transferrable to most colleges and universities across the country.


PRE-REQS: Qualified seniors can take concurrent credit courses. Special permission from the counselor is required for juniors to qualify.

REGISTRATION: In order to be registered for an NNU course, payment must be done at the time of registration. Register and pay tutition by November 15 for Fall and Year-long courses and February 24 for Spring courses. Late registration can be requested with a Special Academic Petition form and submitted to the NNU Concurrent Credit Office. The Registrar reserves the right to grant or refuse late registration. Forms are available at the NNU Concurrent Credit Office. Students may not petition to enroll in a concurrent course after the course has ended.

COSTS: Concurrent credit courses are a fraction of the average cost of college tuition, saving most families nearly half the expense. The concurrent courses offered are 3 credits each and cost an extra $345/course outside of our Diamond support package. Tuition payment is due at the time of registration. NNU accepts cash, checks (made payable to NNU) or credit cards. No refunds will be made after the student is enrolled.

COLLEGE CREDIT: Credit hours are how most colleges and universities account for student enrollment. Often, credit hours taken at one college or university can transfer to another and be applied toward degree requirements. Once a student successfully completes a concurrent credit course, he has earned course credit from NNU that may be used at NNU or transferred to another institution.

STUDENT STATUS: Concurrent Credit students are officially registered, non-matriculated students of Northwest Nazarene University. Upon attending college, students will be considered First-Time Freshmen. Concurrent credits do not create transfer-student status. Other institutions may grant credit by transferring credit hours into a student’s program of study, reducing the remaining credit hours needed for degree completion. Institutions may offer a student the option of using transferred credit hours to gain exemption from specific course requirements (such as general education requirements, introductory writing courses or courses within the student’s major or minor). Finally, colleges and universities may allow a student to use concurrent credits to fulfill prerequisite requirements for more advanced courses. All of these forms of credit recognition may be granted individually or in combination at the discretion of the institution.

GRADES: Students enrolling in concurrent credit courses obtain both high school and college credit for the courses. “A” through “F” are normal grades for NNU courses. Other grade designations are “I” (incomplete work) and “W” (withdrawn).

DROPPING A COURSE: To drop a concurrent course, students must complete an NNU drop form, available at the NNU Concurrent Credit Office or from the Enlightium Academy concurrent course instructor. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the form, obtain the required signatures and return the drop form to the NNU Concurrent Credit Office or NNU’s Registrar’s Office. Once a form is processed, a “W” (withdraw) will be posted to the student’s NNU transcript. A “W” does not effect a student’s GPA. There is no refund for dropped courses. Drop forms must be filed on or before the last day of the course.

TRANSFERRING CREDITS: NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; therefore, most other colleges and universities accept NNU credits. However, it is the student’s responsibility to consult with the intended college(s) regarding the transferability of any university credits earned. The NNU Concurrent Credit Program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). Credit recognition is the exclusive prerogative of the granting institution. Colleges usually accept courses in which students earn a “C” or above, yet many factors affect the decision to accept transfer credit. It can be helpful for students to present course syllabi, course descriptions and, if appropriate, coursework completed when meeting with the college official. If a college is reluctant to grant credit, the NNU Concurrent Credit Office may be able to help. Inquire if you have questions or need assistance.


By Mail:
Office of the Registrar
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, Idaho 83686
By Fax: (208) 467-8603

Please include your full name, address, phone, social security number, date of birth and complete information on where transcript is to be sent. Your signature is required. A minimal fee will be charged for your transcript.