You are here: Home / Departments / Outreach, Events & School Relations / Dual Credit

High School & Dual Credit Programs

Become a CNM Dual Credit student and explore more than 100 certificate and degree programs.

Become a Dual Credit Student

Visit our Steps to Becoming a Dual Credit Student for application instructions and to register for classes.

Questions?

Email or call us at (505) 224-4715.

The Dual Credit Program offers free classes for students in central New Mexico attending a public, private, charter, or home school.

High school students can take college-level classes and get a jump start on a certificate or degree. Under the Dual Credit program, tuition and registration fees are waived (students are responsible for class fees and uniforms, if required).

Private School Students

  • Private school students are eligible for Dual Credit starting their sophomore year.
  • Your high school may cover the cost of your college textbooks. If not, you will need to purchase the required books. Find out more about CNM’s bookstores.

Home School Students

  • Home school students are eligible for Dual Credit starting at age 16.
  • Students will need to show home school registration with the New Mexico Public Education Department. 
  • Students will need to provide a transcript showing home school course work. 
  • Students will be responsible for the cost of textbooks.

Students who want to appeal the home school age restriction will need to:

  • Submit a letter of appeal to Enrollment Services.
  • Earn the needed placement scores on the first attempt with an Accuplacer, ACT or SAT test.
  • Complete an interview.

Benefits of the Dual Credit Program

  • Take the classes needed for an undergraduate degree.
  • Begin a career program or explore new interests.
  • Sign up for courses weekdays, weekends, evenings, or online.
  • Choose from hundreds of CNM classes taught by CNM faculty.
  • Take courses at any CNM campus, through distance learning, or one of the programs offered at a local high school.

Get Your GED