What is Dual Credit? Dual credit is an opportunity for students attending an Albuquerque Public Schools high school to take classes at CNM or UNM and earn college credit and high school credit for the same class. The tuition and registration fees are paid for and we will even provide the student with the required textbooks for the class. Keep in mind that some courses charge class fees that you will be required to pay and and if you elect to take an online course at UNM there is a $100 fee that must be paid by the student. Otherwise, the student just has to get themselves to class and do the work!
To be eligible for Dual Credit, students must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grades for CNM or 11th and 12th grades for UNM. Students can take any course offered by the college except remedial courses (below college level) and fitness courses.
Students will find that most college classes are 3 credits which means the class meets 3 hours a week. For every 1 credit earned at the college the student will earn .33 high school credits. This means that for a 3 credit class the student will earn 1 full elective credit at the high school. The important part here is that you will only earn elective credit at the high school. If you take a college English course it will not count as a high school English credit, it will only count as elective credit. There are a few exceptions to this rule but it is rare that students will earn anything but elective credit. See your Counselor for more information.
Some students have asked about taking a dual credit foreign language class to help them meet college admission requirements. Every college has different policies on this so you are encouraged to take this credit at the high school to be safe. You can always contact the colleges you are planning to apply to and ask their opinion.
Another benefit of taking a dual credit course is that it is one way to meet the graduation requirement that states all student must successfully complete 1 credit of an AP (Advanced Placement), Honors, Online or Dual Credit (http://www.aps.edu/schools/graduation-requirements) to graduate. Remember that if you take a 3 credit hour class at CNM or UNM it counts as 1 full elective credit and it is earned in only semester. Be very careful in selecting classes if you are taking the class to meet the high school graduation requirement. There are classes at CNM and UNM that are only 1 or 2 credits and those will not equal the full credit needed at the high school level.
It is also important to remember that the grade earned in the college course will be used in the calculation of your high school GPA. This can be a great way to boost your GPA but can also be bad if you don't do well in the class. All college classes remain on the college transcript and low grades can impact you after graduation.
Always remember that if you decide not to complete a class that you are responsible for dropping the class. Otherwise, the teacher will give you a grade and it will be on your transcript.
So how do you sign up? CNM and UNM have different processes for signing up for dual credit classes and the steps are outlined below.
CNM Steps for Enrollment
1. Apply to CNM as a Dual Credit Student - https://banner.cnm.edu/proddad/bwskalog.p_disploginnew
You will set up a login where you pick the username and use your birth date as the password. Once you are logged in, make sure you select Dual Credit as the Application Type. If you don't have a Social Security number you can use the alternate admission method. Also, when you are asked for your State ID (aka STARS ID), it is typically the same as your APS ID number. However, if you APS ID number starts with a 9 it will be different and you will need to ask either the Registrar or Counselors at your school to look your State ID number up.
Once you submit the application a page will appear that welcomes you to CNM. It is VERY IMPORTANT to print or take a picture of this page. It has your CNM ID number on it and your myCNM User Name. You will need both of these to complete the registration process. It is also a good idea to save them in your phone or somewhere you can access them later. This letter also lists the steps you need to take before you can register and they are listed below as well.
2. Signature Page - As a Dual Credit student you have to submit a Signature Page to the Admissions Office by either scanning it in and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org or by taking it to any of the CNM campuses. The form can be found at http://www.cnm.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/documents/dual-credit-student-parent-agreement-form.pdf
3. In order to find out what classes you can take, you need to either turn in your ACT or SAT scores to any Admissions Office or take CNM’s placement test called the ACCUPLACER. These scores simply tell CNM where you are at with English, Reading and Math skills so they can make sure you are taking classes that you are prepared for. If you have not taken the ACT or SAT exam yet, you will need to take the ACCUPLACER. You can take this exam at any of CNM's five campuses and it is offered each weekday and is free. This computerized placement test asks questions and as you get them right the questions will get harder. When you start getting them wrong, it will get easier and it will provide a score based on your knowledge. There is no pass or fail, it is simply trying to see what level of knowledge you have in each area. Visit http://www.cnm.edu/depts/assessment-center/accuplacer times the testing center is open and to print out a practice test. Remember to take your CNM ID number and a picture ID.
4. If you would like help selecting classes, you can take your test scores and meet with a CNM Dual Credit Academic Coach. To make an appointment call (505) 224-3186 to make an appointment. A Dual Credit Academic Coach will look at your scores, discuss your goals and interests and help you select the best classes.
5. The next step is to set up your myCNM account. You will use this account to register for classes, print your schedule, communicate with teachers, etc. This is your student portal. Set up your account now by going to https://my.cnm.edu/. You will log in using the username that was on the letter you printed out after you submitted your application and your password for the first time you login will be your 6-digit birth date followed by ‘atCNM’ (MMDDYYatCNM).
6. Complete the new student orientation at http://w1imr.cnm.edu/apps/orientation/index2.html. Dual Credit students must complete an online orientation before registering. Once you've completed the online orientation, you will enter your CNM ID Number and date of birth to confirm. You must complete this step before you attempt to register! Failure to complete this step will result in a hold on your account.
7. Register for classes. The first step in registering for classes is to see what classes are offered, what days/times they are offered and on what campus. You can go to http://www.cnm.edu/student-resources/class-schedule at any time and view the past, current and upcoming semester's schedule of courses. When you get to the list of courses, pay close attention to the location (Main Campus, Montoya Campus, etc.) the start/end date of the class, the days and times that the class meets and how many seats are still available. Registration opens up a few months prior to the beginning of the semester and you have to be enrolled in the class before the first day of the class. Once you are ready to register, you can log in to your myCNM account, click on the Registration tab and click on Add/Drop classes. You will go through the steps to find the class and register for it. You will want to print out your class schedule as you will need this information when you request your textbooks (step 9). You can find your class schedule by going to the Registration tab in myCNM and clicking on the "Your Current Class Schedule" link on the right hand side of the page.
8. As a CNM student you can get a CNM ID card. In addition to needing it to access services on campus, you can also use your ID card to ride the city bus for free. Visit http://www.cnm.edu/depts/outreach/depts/student-activities/student-activities to learn more.
9. A few weeks before the class begins you will need to pick up your textbooks from APS. DO NOT go to the CNM Bookstore to get your books. APS has a special dual credit textbook location and you have to follow the steps on the link below to get your books for free. To start, you will need to fill out the form located here http://www.aps.edu/libraries/textbooks/aps-dual-credit-textbook-inquiry-form. You will need the CRN# (the specific 5 digit number assigned to each individual class), subject code, course name, and section number (For example: 93000, ENG 1101, College Writing, Section 102). These are all listed on the copy of your schedule.
See this link Fall 2018 Dual Credit Textbook Pick Up for instructions
UNM Steps for Enrollment
To take courses at UNM student must maintain a 2.0 GPA,be at least 15 years old at the time of application and be in 11th or 12th grade. To sign up for classes you will need to meet with UNM Dual Credit Coordinator Ms. Dee Dee Hatch-Sanders . You will need to email or call her to set up your appointment (email@example.com, 505-277-2700). Remember students must be a high school junior or senior to participate in dual credit at UNM.
The DEADLINE for Fall 2018 UNM Dual Credit Registration is August 10th, 2018 at 5:00pm (no exceptions)
To prepare for your registration appointment with the UNM Dual Credit Coordinator, download and fill out the UNM Dual Credit Application Packet. This packet includes the following:
· A paper copy of the UNM Application for Admissions (DO NOT complete the online admissions application)
· The State of New Mexico Dual Credit Request form (requires signatures from a school administrator, parent, and student)
· Your official high school transcripts
· The Student Information Release Proxy
· It is also helpful to bring a list of classes you would like to take. You can view the UNM schedule of classes at http://schedule.unm.edu/
As a UNM student you can get a UNM ID card. In addition to needing it to access services on campus, you can also use your ID card to ride the city bus for free. Visit http://lobocard.unm.edu/ to learn more.
A few weeks before the class begins you will need to pick up your textbooks from APS. DO NOT go to the UNM Bookstore to get your books. APS has a special dual credit textbook location and you have to follow the steps on the link below to get your books for free. To start, you will need to fill out the form located here http://www.aps.edu/libraries/textbooks/aps-dual-credit-textbook-inquiry-form. You will need the CRN# (the specific 5 digit number assigned to each individual class), subject code, course name, and section number (For example: 93000, ENG 1101, College Writing, Section 102). These are all listed on the copy of your schedule.
See this link Fall 2018 Dual Credit Textbook Pick Up for instructions