High School & Dual Credit Programs
Become a Dual Credit Student
Visit our Steps to Becoming a Dual Credit Student for application instructions and to register for classes.
Ready? Apply now as a Dual Credit student.
Please see our frequently asked questions.
Email or call us at (505) 224-3352.
Theoffers 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 course fees and uniforms, if required.
Dual Credit Program Requirements
To qualify for the Dual Credit Program, you must:
- Be currently enrolled at least half time as a high school sophomore, junior or senior at a public, private of charter high school.
- Have proof of current high school or home school enrollment.
- Have not already received a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential (GED or HiSET).
- Take college-level courses numbered 1000 or higher. Fitness courses are excluded from the Dual Credit Program.
- You must show that you have met course prerequisites by submitting ACT or SAT scores at a CNM Admission Office or by taking CNM's Accuplacer Assessment to test for college-level course placement.
- Not audit CNM Dual Credit courses.
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.
- Private school students who do not have a state-issued student ID number, will need to contact Dyanne Salazar at Dyanne.Salazar@state.nm.us or (505) 476-8441 and provide the following information: First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Ethnicity, Current Grade Level
Home School Students
- Home school students ages 15 to 18 are eligible for Dual Credit.
- Students will need to show home school registration with the New Mexico Public Education Department.
- Students will be responsible for the cost of textbooks.
- Home school students who do not have a state-issued student ID number, will need to contact Dyanne Salazar at Dyanne.Salazar@state.nm.us or (505) 476-8441 and provide the following information: First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Ethnicity, Current Grade Level.
Students interested in appealing the Dual Credit grade/age restriction, read more.
Get Your GED
Are you 16 to 17 years old, no longer in high school, and don't have a diploma? CNM's General Education Development (GED program can help you prepare for and take the GED exam.