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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.

Ready? Apply now as a Dual Credit student.

Questions?

Please see our frequently asked questions.

Email or call us at (505) 224-3352.

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 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  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  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.