About the Concurrent Credit Program
National Park College offers high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Through the Concurrent Credit Program, courses are taught on the high school campus by NPC certified high school teachers. Students who successfully complete the class earn credits that count toward high school graduation as well as college credit for the course. These college credits can be applied toward a future NPC degree or transferred to another college or university*.
The NPC Concurrent Credit Program is fully accredited by NACEP – National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Additionally, NPC is accredited by HLC – The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. We are proud to offer our high school partners the quality standards and peace of mind that come with these affiliations.
Why should my student participate?
- Concurrent credit gives your student a head start on their college education at a reduced rate, saving time and money.
- Students who participate in concurrent credit programs are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in college, earn higher grade point averages and complete college degrees.
- Concurrent credit courses taken in high school may fulfill college degree requirements, serve as electives, or fulfill pre-requisite requirements, allowing for earlier college graduation.
- Concurrent credit courses show colleges you are a motivated student who has pursued challenging opportunities.
How does my student become a NPC Concurrent Credit Student?
- Student must complete the online admission application.
- Student must complete the NPC registration form.
- Student must submit copy of current ACT or ACCUPLACER test scores. The scores must be within the past 3 years and before the beginning of the semester.
*While most colleges accept NPC concurrent enrollment course credits when a grade of C or higher is earned, we cannot guarantee all credits will be accepted because every college sets its own policy. If you are planning to attend another college or university, we recommend you check their transfer policies before enrolling in our courses.