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Dual Credit Program

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

Steps to Become a Dual Credit Student

Visit our Steps to Becoming a Dual Credit Student.

Questions?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Email us at dualcredit@cnm.edu or call (505) 224-3352.

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Dual Credit Student

Attend a Dual Credit Information Session to learn more!

Information Session Dates

October 22, 2020

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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November 19, 2020

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Get a Head Start on Your Higher Education

Are you a high school student attending a central New Mexico public, private, charter, or home school? Start your future now by taking advantage of the Dual Credit Program at CNM. In this program, you can take college-level courses and start working on a certificate or degree. 

Step up and learn what it's like to be a college student. This decision can only benefit you: you will be treated as an adult, get credit for the courses you take, and develop a firm idea of where you want your life to go after high school. 

Under the Dual Credit Program, tuition and registration fees are waived
Disclaimer: Students are responsible for course fees and uniforms if required. 

Requirements

The Dual Credit Program requires you to:

  • Be enrolled at least half time as a high school sophomore, junior or senior at a public, private or charter high school.
  • Have proof of current high school or home school enrollment.
  • Have not received a high school diploma or high school equivalency (GED or HiSET).
  • Take college-level courses numbered 1000 or higher. Fitness courses are excluded from the Dual Credit Program.
  • Meet course prerequisites by submitting ACT/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.
  • Provide a valid state-issued student ID number (STARS ID). See further information below on how to obtain your STARS ID. Note: A STARS ID is not required to submit your admissions application to CNM as a Dual Credit student. Please provide this to us within 5 business days of applying along with your CNM ID number.

Public and Charter School Students

  • You're eligible for the Dual Credit Program beginning your sophomore year.
  • Your high school will cover the cost of your college textbooks.
  • You will need to provide your state-issued student ID number (STARS ID). Please ask your high school for this number. Note: This number may be different than your high school ID number. Please provide this to us within 5 business days of applying along with your CNM ID number.

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.

Private School Students

  • You're eligible for the Dual Credit Program beginning your sophomore year.
  • Your high school may cover the cost of your college textbooks. If not, you can purchase the required books from us. 
  • You will need to provide a state-issued student ID number (STARS ID). Please ask your high school for this number. If your school does not have your STARS ID, you can email us the following information to receive one after you are admitted to CNM (it is preferred that you email us from your CNM email account). Note: A STARS ID is not required to submit your admissions application to CNM as a Dual Credit student. Please apply first before requesting a STARS ID.
    • Student's Full Name
    • CNM ID Number
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Grade Level
    • Race/Ethnicity
    • School Currently Attending
    • Have you ever attended a public school in New Mexico? If so, what was the name of the school?
    • Have you ever gone by a different name?

Home School Students

  • If you're between 15-18 years old, you're eligible for the Dual Credit Program.
  • You will need to show home school registration with the New Mexico Public Education Department.  
  • You will be responsible for the cost of textbooks.
  • You will need to provide your state-issued student ID number (STARS ID). If you do not know your STARS ID number, you or your parents/guardians will need to log into the Home School Registration database. If the student ID field is blank (which indicates your family opted out of assigning the ID), please email info.homeschool@state.nm.us requesting that a STARS ID be assigned. Once assigned, an email will be sent to the email on record and the STARS ID will be available in the home school account. Note: A STARS ID is not required to submit your admissions application to CNM as a Dual Credit student. Please provide this to us within 5 business days of applying along with your CNM ID number.

Underage Appeals

If you're a student interested in appealing the Dual Credit grade/age restriction, please read more.

Tutorial de Solicitud de Estudiante de Crédito Dual

Dual Credit Application Tutorial