Dual Credit

General Dual Credit Info

Updated July 2018

Each student is allowed no more than two Dual Credit Courses to count on their transcript during their four years of high school. The only exception is if they are part of the Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs, which requires students to submit applications to participate with parent approval. It is imperative that students understand that if they do not obtain approval to take a course by a counselor and administration using the district Dual Credit Course Authorization Form, they will not receive credit and their book(s) will not be paid for by RRPS. Students may decide on their own to take more than two courses at CNM or UNM, but they will not be given high school credit and students will be responsible for the cost of books. No authorization form is needed in this case.

RRPS will no longer cover the cost of books for summer sessions until sufficient funding is acquired from PED. Please refer to the Dual Credit Guidelines when working with students and follow the step by step procedures for dual enrollment:

Dual Credit Guidelines:

  • Dual credit courses must be academic or career technical and not developmental or remedial. Dual credit courses should support a student’s Five Year Plan or be a part of a post-secondary certificate or degree program. Any dual credit course must be pre-approved by the student’s school principal (or designee) prior to enrollment.
  • If a comparable class is offered on the home school campus students must petition the principal in order to take the college class. Core classes may not supplant high school graduation core credit classes but may be accepted as elective credit by the home school.


  1. Begin the CNM Dual Credit Program application process and visit CNM site to complete the ACCUPLACER exam. The CNM Parent Signature Page requires student's State ID Number which is different from your School ID Number. Students can obtain this information from their counselor.
  2. Student obtains Dual Credit Course Authorization Form from counselor or print it from this webpage.
  3. Student will return the completed form to their counselor to obtain approval.
  4. Upon approval from school site, student takes authorization form to SLC for final approval and verifies if book(s) are available. SLC Principal will complete final approval on authorization form and fax to CNM or UNM .

No authorization form is needed for summer courses or courses beyond the 2 credit limit as these credits will not be placed on the high school transcript.

District Dual Credit Programs

Get Started

Step #1: Apply and Get a CNM ID Number

You can get a CNM ID Number by applying online . The Application Worksheet will help you know how to answer the questions you'll be asked. Be sure to include your e-mail address when prompted. If your CNM ID Number isn't published on completion of admitting, it will be emailed to you.

Chose a course from the RRPS approved CNM course list and go to a CNM site to take the Accuplacer!

Step #2: Submit the Required Signature Page

Turn in the required parent signature page at any CNM Admissions Office within five business days after completing the admissions step. If you are 18 or over, you must still submit the form signing for yourself and indicating your age next to your signature. If a parent signature form is not on file you will be dropped from your classes.

Helpful Hint! Text or e-mail your CNM ID Number to yourself so you won't forget it.

Step #3: Submit the book authorization form to your counselor (if applicable)

Institute of American Indian Arts courses at Rio Rancho High School School Spring 2019!

NAVJ 102 Elementary Navajo II (1 high school credit = 3 college credits)

Tuesday & Thursday 3:00pm – 5:00pm

This course builds on Navajo speech forms, metalinguistic skills, the Navajo alphabet,

vocabulary, and the grammatical structure of simple and complex sentences that was

introduced in Navajo I. This course is intended for both Navajo and non-Navajo speakers.

*Navajo language will help fulfill Navajo Nation Scholarship requirements*

Contact Marsha Hubbell-Espinosa to register

Classes begin January 8th and end on May 1st