UNC High School Dual Enrollment Courses

College Credit Opportunities for High School Students

The UNC Dual Enrollment program provides opportunities for high school students to take college-level coursework locally. Students earn dual credit (both high school and college credit) via one course taught on-site at their high school. Participating in dual credit options can be extremely rewarding.

Goals of UNC's Dual Enrollment Program

  • To increase student knowledge and skill levels.
  • To help students earn college level credit(s) at an affordable cost.
  • To further enhance each student's preparation for college while in high school.
  • To motivate students to attend college.
  • To help students experience college-level academic rigor.
  • To increase each student's likelihood of graduating from college in a timely manner.

See our list of courses available by school to see if your school participates in UNC Dual Enrollment. If your school is not yet participating, ask your counselor and/or teacher about potential course options for your school to partner with UNC.

Concurrent Enrollment Option Also Available

The Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act (CEPA) is a state law (HB 09-1319; SB 09-285; HB 12-1043) that allows high school students to simultaneously earn both high school and college credit. Colorado students have a wide variety of opportunities to earn college level credit(s) or further enhance their preparation for postsecondary study. These programs go by many names such as concurrent enrollment, early access, ASCENT and Dual Enrollment.

UNC also participates in Concurrent Enrollment, which allows eligible students to take courses on the UNC campus while still in high school. For more information on UNC’s Concurrent Enrollment, please contact UNC’s Registrar’s Office.