Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment Program


Concurrent enrollment is defined as the enrollment of a high school student in a college course taught on a high school campus (or in selected cases on the college campus or by distance/digital technology) for high school credit and college-level credit. (Arkansas Code §6-18-223). Concurrent enrollment allows students to obtain credit toward a high school diploma at the same time they earn college credit.

Dual enrollment is defined as the enrollment of a high school student in postsecondary education for college-level credit exclusively. (Arkansas Code §6-60-202).

Accreditation

The UAM concurrent enrollment program is accredited by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

If you are interested in receiving concurrent enrollment credit (college credit + high school credit), please contact your high school counselor to discuss eligibility requirements and concurrent credit course offerings to achieve maximum benefit from concurrent enrollment.

If you are interested in receiving dual enrollment credit (college credit only), please contact the UAM Director of Concurrent Credit at (870) 460-1668.

Concurrent credit may be received by the following:

  • On site at UAM’s 3 campuses (Monticello, Crossett, or McGehee) with a UAM approved faculty member
  • Online course with a UAM approved faculty member
  • On site at your high school with a high school instructor approved by UAM

Eligibility/Admission Requirements for both concurrent enrollment and dual enrollment:

  • High school student in grades 9-12
  • Complete UAM concurrent admission application 
  • Proof of immunizations clearly showing two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) injections and/or exemptions
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school administrator, completed on official school letterhead, indicating that the student may enroll in college-level work
  • Qualified placement scores (acceptable exams include: ACT, Accuplacer Next Generation, SAT, ASPIRE at 10th-grade level) Please contact your high school counselor or the UAM Director of Concurrent Credit for course specific test score requirements.
  • High school transcript

For a student born internationally, Arkansas law requires Department of Health Tuberculosis Screening and UAM requires completion of a Tuberculin Data Collection Questionnaire for College Students.


**Returning concurrent enrollment students do not need to complete a new application or submit additional admission documents. Unless they would like to provide updated test scores for course placement.

Please contact your high school counselor to obtain the necessary supporting documents (transcript, immunization, letter of recommendation, placement scores). After you complete your UAM admission application, contact your high school counselor to discuss course registration.

As a concurrent high school student, you are required to follow all UAM policies and procedures. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the UAM Concurrent Student Handbook and the UAM Student Handbook.


UAM Concurrent Student Handbook

UAM Student Handbook

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. If a student wants the University to release any educational records, the student must complete a “Release of Information” request located in the student’s WeevilNet self-service account. For more information, please review the release and/or restriction of information policy.


Release and/or Restriction of Information Policy

The high school student shall be responsible for all costs of college/university courses taken for concurrent credit, unless the costs for these courses are paid by the public school district, a college/university scholarship, a grant, or a private foundation.

A student is considered to be enrolled in a secondary school if the student is pursuing a high school diploma (34 CFR 668.32(b)). A concurrent student, therefore, is classified as non-degree/non-certificate seeking and is not eligible for federal student financial aid programs.

UAM offers a prefreshman scholarship to any high school student taking classes on an UAM campus. This scholarship is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters only and is not available for online classes or remedial classes. The award is the cost of one academic hour of tuition for each 3-5 hour class. Award will not cover any fees associated with the course, tuition only. Applications are located in the Office of Admissions and the Office of Academic Affairs.

If you are taking concurrent credit courses on the UAM-Monticello campus, please be sure to complete the following after you are successfully admitted and registered.

  • Pick up a copy of the prefreshman scholarship application.
  • Pick up a copy of your UAM Student ID – (Residence Life, Second Floor of SSC suite 204)
  • Pay bill – You can pay your bill by visiting the Cashier’s Office located on the second Floor of Harris Hall, over the phone (870) 460-1043, or online through your student WeevilNet
  • Get your parking permit by visiting the University Police Department. You must pay your bill first. You will need to bring your vehicle registration, driver’s license, and student ID.
  • Start checking UAM email. Email is the official means of communication at UAM. Locate UAM account information.
  • Map out your classes. Feel free to explore the classroom buildings to find your classroom before the first day. If you need help locating the building, please contact the Director of Concurrent Credit.
  • Purchase textbooks (https://www.bkstr.com/uamontstore/home)
  • If you are taking online classes, please familiarize yourself with UAM’s learning management system, Blackboard. Course material will not appear in Blackboard until the first day of classes.

As a high school concurrent enrollment liaison, you are a vital part of UAM’s Concurrent Enrollment program. You will work closely with one of the UAM concurrent liaisons listed below. For general concurrent credit questions, please contact the Director of Concurrent Credit.

Monticello Campus Liaison
Bethany Wornick, Director of Concurrent Credit
haydenb@uamont.edu
(870) 460-1668
Crossett Campus Liaison
Linda Rushing, Vice Chancellor
rushingl@uamont.edu
(870) 460-2001
McGehee Campus Liaison
Jessica Allen, Project Coordinator
allenj@uamont.edu
(870) 460-2108

Important Concurrent Enrollment Forms

Qualified concurrent enrollment instructors may teach high school students for concurrent credit at the high school. The application to be considered a concurrent instructor is located here. Additional guidance for concurrent enrollment instructors may be found in the Concurrent Faculty Handbook.

Responsibilities as outlined by ADHE:

  • Use a course syllabus approved by UAM academic unit
  • Use the same textbook as on campus course or a textbook with aligned content and course learning outcomes as approved by UAM academic unit
  • Adopt the same learning outcomes and assignments as those developed for the course offered on the UAM campus
  • Use the same course grading/awarding standards as those on the UAM campus. If departmental exams are used, then those course exams must be used at the high school.

Qualifications as outlined by ADHE:

Instructors teaching general education concurrent courses must have a master’s degree that includes a minimum of 18 graduate college credit hours in the subject area being taught; a criminal background check and child maltreatment training as required of public teachers. Instructors who teach blended AP or IB concurrent courses must meet the same requirements with the addition of documentation of successful AP training.

Instructors teaching concurrent technical education courses must have a minimum of a technical permit in the area of instruction or an associate degree within the area of instruction or related area. Tested experience may substitute for an earned credential. (Institutional (or HLC) requirement)

The background check and child maltreatment training apply to instructors who travel to the high school or secondary center as well as those who have direct, official contact with high school students.

Evaluation:

Concurrent instructors are evaluated annually by the academic unit head/dean or the concurrent liaison under which the course falls. Evaluation includes a self-evaluation and classroom observation.

Orientation/Professional Development:

Orientation for new concurrent faculty can be found in Blackboard. All concurrent instructors are encouraged to attend UAM’s professional development week held in early August. Discipline specific professional development may be required. Please contact the Director of Concurrent Credit or the academic unit dean/liaison for more information.

Arkansas High School
Crossett High School
Dermott High School
Dumas High School
Hamburg High School
Lakeside High School
McGehee High School
Monticello Occupational Educational Center
Parkers Chapel High School
Southeast Arkansas Community Based Educational Center
White Hall High School

Looking to form a concurrent partnership with UAM?

Please contact the Director of Concurrent Credit to explore your potential concurrent enrollment partnership.

Bethany Wornick, Director
haydenb@uamont.edu,
(870) 460-1668

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