Concurrent enrollment courses are designed to provide "lower division" or "general education" coursework - those commonly taken by freshmen or sophomores at a college campus. Concurrent enrollment courses are further restricted to being just those courses that are the "common core" general education requirements, meaning those courses all students must fulfill, regardless of their particular choice of career paths. Typically, these courses are entry-level courses in English, math, science, history, psychology, and so forth.
Concurrent enrollment courses may be delivered through a variety of means: At some high schools, high school instructors with advanced degrees and the permission of college departments may deliver instruction "face-to-face," meaning the instructor is present in the classroom. A variation of this model is when the students travel out of the high school to attend a regional USU campus and receive instruction directly from a USU instructor. There may also be instances when a USU instructor comes to the high school and teaches the concurrent enrollment course at the high school campus.
Another means of delivering concurrent enrollment is by "distance education." Here the student remains at the high school campus, but the course is delivered electronically using technology. The instructor may be at the college campus, but the student sees and hears the instructor on a television screen and has the ability to participate in the class using microphones and cameras.
Students may now register online through Utah State University's Concurrent Enrollment Office.
View these most commonly asked questions regarding concurrent enrollment.
Concurrent enrollment provide a great low-cost way to earn college credit. See how concurrent enrollment tuition compares to traditional tuition at USU Eastern.
The parental consent Form is required for all students to enroll in concurrent enrollment courses.
View the Utah State Office of Education approved concurrent enrollment courses. These courses are not available all high schools. Be sure to meet with your high school counselor to view a list of courses available to you or to request a course.
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Contact information for USU Eastern's Concurrent Enrollment Office and your high school counselors.