Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Concurrent Credit Program?
- The Concurrent Credit Program is a partnership to unite the professors, classes and services at Northwest Nazarene University with high school students who have demonstrated high academic ability.
- The Concurrent Credit Program offers university-level credits for selected courses taught to high school students by NNU-approved high school teachers (links to course descriptions and participating high schools).
What does the Concurrent Credit Program offer high school students?
- The opportunity to fulfill some core university requirements while still in high school.
- The opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma and college credit.
- The opportunity to begin a college education at a fraction of the cost.
- The opportunity for continued academic challenge while preserving enrollment and participation in high school.
How does the Concurrent Credit Program work?
- Once NNU approves the course materials and the high school instructor, an NNU professor is assigned to each class and works with the high school instructor to ensure that the goals of the class and the material being presented are consistent with those offered at the same class on the NNU campus.
- Students complete an NNU registration form and pay for the class (tuition and fees are non-refundable).
- Students complete the college-level course. If the student wishes to withdraw from a course, they must do so by contacting the NNU Registrar's office and completing the required form.
- Upon completion of the course, students will receive a grade report transcript from the NNU Registrar's office. This will serve as an official transcript and will contain the NNU Registrar's signature and seal. (Additional transcripts may be requested online or by written request to the Registrar).
How do I enroll?
Check with your high school counselor or principal to learn which NNU classes are offered for concurrent credit at your school and the registration process used at your school to enroll and pay for tuition. You also can enroll during your high school's scheduled parent information meeting, or by calling NNU's Concurrent Credit Program Office at 208-467-8109.
Can I Register Late?
After registration is closed, you will be required to complete a Special Academic Petition form and submit it to the Registrar's Office requesting permission to enroll in a concurrent course. Based on the reason for the late registration, the Registrar may or may not allow you to enroll in the course. An academic petition form can be obtained by calling or e-mailing the Concurrent Credit Office.
You cannot petition to enroll in a concurrent course after the course has ended.
What is the cost?
- 2012-13 tuition is $65 per credit in-Idaho, out of state tuition is $115 per credit (most courses offered are 3 or 4 credits)
- There is no admission fee
How does concurrent credit differ from AP courses?
Students enrolled in high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses have the option of taking an AP exam. Credits are awarded by the university they attend, based upon their test score. Concurrent credit students earn the number of credits for which they enrolled, and the grade earned is the grade for the course, not the grade for one particular test. See more information...
How will the credits transfer?
NNU credits should transfer to the college or university the student ultimately attends. However, before registering for concurrent credit courses, students should check with their top-choice colleges and universities to be sure the credit will transfer.
What is NNU's accreditation information?
Northwest Nazarene University is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the Council on Social Work Education, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Concurrent Credit Program is fully accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).
How do I obtain a transcript?
The grade report transcript received from the NNU Registrar's Office upon completion of the course will serve as an official transcript and will contain the NNU Registrar's signature and seal.
Additional transcripts may be requested online or by written request to the Registrar. There is a nominal fee to request a transcript.
How do I drop a class?
If it becomes necessary to drop enrollment in a concurrent credit class, the student will need to:
- print off a copy of the Drop Form
- complete the student section of the form
- obtain appropriate signatures
- return the form to the Concurrent Credit Office in person, or by mail to
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686
When a student drops a course, a "W" (withdraw) will be posted to their NNU transcript. A "W" does not count toward their GPA. There is no tuition refund for dropped courses.
The Registrar allows concurrent students to drop until the last day of the concurrent course.
How do I obtain more information?
Concurrent Credit Program Coordinator
(208) 467-8109 or (800) 349-6938
Which schools accept/do not accept CCP courses?
Below you will find information regarding the schools we have researched that either ACCEPT or DO NOT ACCEPT concurrent credit type courses. If you do not find the school you are interested in, you can go directly to the school website(s) or you can call the Registrar's Office at the school(s) you are interested in and ask if they accept college courses taught through concurrent enrollment programs. Be sure to indicate that these are college-rigorous courses taught by qualified instructors and partnered with our NNU faculty.