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Dual Credit - Information for Students and Parents

Benefits for Dual Credit Students

The Dual Credit program:

  • provides tremendous savings for the ever-increasing burden of paying for college, by offering free tuition to all seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen who qualify. In addition, books are supplied by your high school. Students are responsible for class fees, supplies, PE, and/or audit courses.
  • brings college directly to students who would otherwise never imagine going to college.
  • affords you with the opportunity to earn a certificate or associate degree while in high school
  • let’s you enroll for courses right at your high school or get a better college experience and attend the LCC main campus.
  • provides you with free tutoring services in Math and English, through the STEM program and the Reading lab respectfully.
  • offers you the opportunity to finish the General Core requirements, which are transferable to any four-year institution within the state of New Mexico.

Student Eligibility Requirements for Dual Credit Enrollment

Students who wish to take courses through the Dual Credit/Concurrent program at Luna Community College must meet the criteria below to be considered eligible for enrollment:

High School Students

To apply to the Dual Credit Program, you must:

  • have not already received a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential (GED), and
  • be enrolled as a freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior at an accredited public or private high school, and
  • meet the College’s eligibility requirements
Private School Students

To apply to the Dual Credit Program, you must:

  • have a state-issued student ID number (STARSID), if you don’t have one please contact Dyanne Salazar at Dyanne.Salazar@state.nm.us or (505) 476-8441, and
  • have not already received a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential (GED), and
  • be enrolled as a freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior, and
  • meet the College’s eligibility requirements
Home School Students

To apply to the Dual Credit Program, you must:

  • be between 15 to 18 years of age to be eligible for Dual Credit, and
  • show home school registration with the New Mexico Public Education Department, and
  • have a state-issued student ID number (STARSID), if you don’t have one please contact Dyanne Salazar at Dyanne.Salazar@state.nm.us or (505) 476-8441, and
  • have not already received a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential (GED), and
  • meet the College’s eligibility requirements.

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