Curriculum

Concurrent Credit

Our Concurrent Credit program offers high school students the opportunity to earn college credits from Northwest Nazarene University while attending Enlightium Academy.

The Concurrent Credit (CC) Program at Enlightium Academy is a partnership between Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) and Enlightium, which allows students the opportunity to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school.

Did you know that Enlightium allows students to attend post-secondary classes in a college or university of their choice? To learn more, visit our Dual Enrollment page.

Program Details

In order to be registered for an NNU course, payment must be made at the time of enrollment with Enlightium. Due to the workload associated with each concurrent course, students who wish to take multiple concurrent courses at one time should consider taking no more than two concurrent courses per year, unless approved by their Enlightium counselor. Concurrent credit courses are about 10% of the average total cost of college credit. The concurrent courses offered are three credits per high school NNU course. The additional cost of the course is as follows:

Registering at NNU

Prerequisites

Qualified Enlightium students can take concurrent credit courses. Concurrent credits are not available to part-time students.

College Credit

Earn three college credits with each concurrent credit course taken through Enlightium Academy. NNU credits are transferable to most colleges and universities across the country.

Credit hours taken at one college or university can typically transfer to another and be applied toward degree requirements; check with the receiving school’s admissions department for verification. Once a student successfully completes a concurrent credit course, they have earned course credit from NNU that may be used at NNU or transferred to another institution upon high school graduation.

Student Status
Concurrent credit students are officially registered at Northwest Nazarene University. 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. 

Dropping a Course

To drop a concurrent course, students must complete an NNU drop form, available from the Enlightium Academy concurrent course instructor. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the form provided by NNU, obtain the required signatures, and submit the form to NNU. The student should notify their high school counselor of the dropped course.

Once a form is processed, a “W” (withdrawal) will be posted to the student’s NNU and Enlightium transcripts. A “W” does not affect a student’s GPA. There is no refund for dropped courses if the course is dropped after November 15. 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 colleges and universities accept NNU credits. However, it is the student’s responsibility to consult with any other intended colleges 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 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.

Registration Deadline

Students must register for a Concurrent Credit course by October 15 of each school year. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this process, feel free to email Enlightium Academy’s Concurrent Credit Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Requesting Transcripts

  • By Mail

    Office of the Registrar
    Northwest Nazarene University
    623 S. University Blvd.
    Nampa, Idaho 83686

  • By Fax

    (208) 467-8603

Please include the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Mailing address for transcript destination
  • Signature (required)

Note: A minimal fee will be charged for your transcript.

Available Courses

BIOL 1040: Environmental Science

1 Enlightium credit // Grades 11–12

Prerequisite: A minimum of B in Biology

Examine the natural cycles of the earth and the result of human impact.

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ENGL 1020: English Composition

1 Enlightium credit // Grade 11

Prerequisite: A minimum of B in English II

Develop and apply college-level reading, writing, and comprehension skills.

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HIST 1030: The World and the West I

1 Enlightium credit // Grades 9-12 with counselor approval

This course is taken in lieu of World History.

Discover historical trends in socio-cultural and geopolitical settings from 600 BC to 1550 CE.

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HIST 1040: The World and the West II

1 Enlightium credit // Grades 9-12 with counselor approval

This course is taken in lieu of World History.

Discover historical trends in socio-cultural and geopolitical settings from 1550 CE to the present day.

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MATH 1300: College Algebra

1 Enlightium credit // Grades 11–12

Prerequisite: A minimum of C in Precalculus

Prepare for upper-level math courses through the mastery of foundational skills.

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PSYC 1550: Introduction to Psychology

1 Enlightium credit // Grades 11–12

This course is taken in lieu of Psychology.

Explore the study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings.

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High School Electives

  Standard Electives
(Includes Offline Electives)
Premium Electives
(Includes All Paid Electives)
Bronze** Up to 7.0 credits at no extra cost* Extra cost
Silver Up to 7.0 credits at no extra cost* Extra cost
Silver+ Up to 7.0 credits at no extra cost* Extra cost
Gold Up to 7.0 credits at no extra cost* Extra cost
Diamond Up to 7.0 credits*, including 2.0 premium electives, at no extra cost
Sapphire Up to 7.0 credits*, including 2.0 premium electives, at no extra cost
*Includes core courses such as English, math, and science
Premium High School Electives
Bronze*

Silver

Silver+

Gold

Diamond

Sapphire

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses (Grades 9-12)^ N/A $350 per credit $250 per credit
Care2Rock Online Music Lessons (Grades PreK-12) $650 per semester
$1,250 per year
Creative Kids Acting (Grades PreK-12) $650 per semester
$1,250 per year
Concurrent Credit (CC) Courses (Grades 9-12) N/A $500 per course
Intro to Filmmaking (Grades 9-12) $225 per year
Photography 4 Teens (Grades 9-12) $150 per semester
Premium World Language: French, German, Latin, Spanish (Grades 9-12) $500 per 0.5 credit
$750 per 1 credit
$400 per 0.5 credit
$650 per 1 credit
Premium World Language: Chinese (Grades 9-12) $850 per 0.5 credit
$1,350 per 1 credit
$750 per 0.5 credit
$1,250 per 1 credit
Youtube 4 Teens (Grades 9-12) $150 per semester
**Available to grades 9-10.
^AP French and AP Spanish have a unique additional cost per credit: $1,000 for Silver and Silver+; $900 for Gold

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