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 (Enlightium) is a partnership between Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) and Enlightium students the opportunity to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school. Enlightium’s teachers have been approved by NNU to teach the courses, thus providing students with a unique opportunity. Enrolling in this program shows that students are willing to accept the challenge of college coursework, yet provides the security of having Enlightium teachers. Please review Enlightium's Concurrent Credit Checklist for qualifications and prerequisites.

Graduate from high school with both a high school diploma and a college transcript with earned college credits. Completing some of your general education courses in high school will allow you to graduate from college early and provide you more time to pursue your major and other interests. View the list of colleges who accept Enlightium’s concurrent course credits.

Did you know? Enlightium allows students to attend post-secondary classes in your own state. To learn more, visit our Dual Enrollment page.

Program Details

Prerequisites:

Qualified Juniors and Seniors can take concurrent credit courses.

Registration:

In order to be registered for an NNU course, payment must be done at the time of registration 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 up to two concurrent courses per year, unless approved by the Enlightium counselor.

Cost:

Concurrent credit courses are about 10% of the average total cost of college credit. The concurrent courses offered are 3 credits per high school NNU course. The additional cost of the course is as follows:

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Add-On Price $500 per course

Tuition discounts do not apply to the additional cost for the concurrent course. Additional payment (if applicable) is due within 30 days of enrollment. The Accounting Department will reach out via email to arrange a payment. No refunds will be made from NNU after November 15.

Registering at NNU

College Credit

Earn 3 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 transfer to another and be applied toward degree requirements. Once a student successfully completes a concurrent credit course, he or she has 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. “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 from the Enlightium Academy concurrent course instructor. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the form, obtain the required signatures and submit the form to the NNU. The student should notify Enlightium Academy’s Concurrent Course Supervisor of the dropped course.

Once a form is processed, a “W” (withdrawal) will be posted to the student’s NNU transcript. A “W” does not affect a student’s GPA. There is no refund for dropped courses if the course is dropped after November 15th. 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 any other 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. Please contact Enlightium’s Concurrent Credit Program Coordinator Mr. Lambert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or need assistance.

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

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