Dual credit allows a high school student from a public charter or high school (approved partner school) to enroll in a college course and receive simultaneous academic credit for the course from both the college and the high school.
Getting to Know Dual Credit (Adobe PDF File)
An Introduction and FAQs- Recommended Reading to those Students Who are NEW to Dual Credit at SFCC.
What are some positive outcomes of dual credit?
- Studies show that dual credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, and enroll in and persist in college.
- New graduates enter the workforce sooner and begin to earn wages, benefiting themselves and the economy.
- Allows students to get a head start on college work with minimal or no cost to student.
- Gives students the chance to experience college while still in high school.
- Students can broaden their educational experience by interacting with a more diverse population of students including a mix of backgrounds and ages.
- Students who may not be sure that college is right for them have the opportunity to experience success in a college classroom.
- Makes the transition from high school to college a simpler process for the student.
- A student earns both high school and college credit that can transfer to colleges and universities across the state.
- Dual Credit students have the advantage of getting to know some of the faculty and staff on a college campus.
Who is eligible to participate in Dual Credit?
High school students attending one of these schools:
- The Santa Fe Public Schools Academy
- Academy for Technology and the Classics
- Capital High School
- Desert Academy
- Early College Opportunities (ECO): A Santa Fe Applied Science Magnet School
- Engage Santa Fe
- Española Valley High School
- Mandela International Magnet School
- The MASTERS Program Charter School*
- Monte del Sol Charter High School
- New Mexico Connections Academy
- New Mexico School for the Arts
- New Mexico Virtual Academy
- Pecos High School
- Pojoaque Valley High School
- Raton High School
- Santa Fe High School
- Santa Fe Indian School
- St. Michael’s High School
- Tierra Encantada Charter High School
*The MASTERS Program (TMP), while housed on the SFCC campus, is a separate entity. For more information, please visit www.themastersprogram.net or call 505-428-7320.
How does payment work for Dual Credit?
SFCC waives the tuition and regular service fees.
The enrolled student’s high school purchases the textbooks.
Students are responsible for the course specific fees (e.g. lab fee, distance learning fee, etc.).
Which Classes Are Eligible for Dual Credit?
Students who would like to enroll for dual credit must meet with their high school counselor to determine appropriate courses. Students registering for courses with prerequisites must take SFCC’s placement test(s) or submit other approved test scores to meet those prerequisites. Please view the Dual Credit Approved Course List in the “Documents” section below.
What if I don’t attend one of the high schools listed above?
No problem. Students not attending one of the schools listed above are welcome to attend SFCC and work with The Welcome and Advising Center to get registered. Students not at a partner high school are responsible for all costs including tuition, fees and textbooks. However, they are not limited to the courses on the Dual Credit Approved Course List (available in the “Documents” section, below).
Withdrawal from Dual Credit
If you have registered for Dual Credit and are unable to complete your classes, you must fill out a dual credit drop request form and discuss your graduation requirements with your high school counselor.