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9201 - Guidelines for Concurrent Enrollment

 Special Programs Washington County School District-Revised 11-13-01; Revised 8-11-15; Revised 10-13-20; Revised 07-08-24.

1.  Purpose:

To administer a cooperative program with institutions of higher education to meet the needs of high school students.

2.  Policy:

The university level program is based on the following principles:

2.1.  Academically able high school students shall be allowed to profit from enriched or advanced level courses while completing high school attendance and/or curricular requirements. 

2.2.  An association between the high school and the university will facilitate an enriched curriculum by allowing academically able high school students to enroll in university courses while they are in high school.

2.3.  University courses taken as part of the Concurrent Enrollment program should constitute additions to the established high school curriculum.

2.4.  Registration in a university course will result in the establishment of a college transcript and the recording of college credit upon completion of the course. Such credit is applicable toward college degree programs, but such registration does not constitute "matriculation" as a full-time degree-seeking student. Further, it does not imply any termination of the school district's legal control of the non-graduated high school student's educational program and uncompleted compulsory school attendance responsibilities.

2.5.  This program does not alter the existing area vocational program, instead it supplements the opportunity for advanced learning in other than the previously established vocational areas or concurrent enrollment courses.

3.  Procedure:

3.1.  The contact representative of Utah Tech University in all matters pertaining to the college-level courses is the Office of Concurrent Enrollment. 

3.2.  Courses are to be considered Utah Tech University courses, subject to all current university regulations.

3.3.  Grading standards (overall scale) are subject to supervision by appropriate university representatives.

3.4.  A formal connection between the high school and university will be maintained as follows:

3.4.1.  High school students will be held to the same academic standard as matriculated university students. 

3.4.2.  An agreement form must be completed and signed by all appropriate personnel before the student will be admitted to a college-level course.

3.5.  The student is required to purchase the current college-approved texts and materials for all courses. 

3.6.  The student will pay tuition and registration fees as established by the University's Concurrent Enrollment program.

4. Criteria for selection of students for college level programs:

4.1.  Student Admission 

  • Students must follow the University's application process for Concurrent Enrollment course work.  

4.2.  Age/Grade Requirement

  • This program is limited to high school students.  Grade requirements may vary based on the Concurrent Enrollment Course.

4.3.  Grade Point Average

  • Overall GPA*: Must be at least a cumulative 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher in all high school course work from grade nine to the date of application.


  • GPA* in subject area: High school grades in courses related to the college subject for which the student is applying must be at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better.

*If the student's cumulative GPA is lower than 3.0, yet there is a very strong and justifiable teacher, counselor and principal recommendation for that student to be admitted to the program; the teacher, counselor and principal recommendation should take priority over GPA. It is anticipated that this situation would occur only in very unusual circumstances.

5.  Credit

5.1.  High school credit will be awarded as follows: 

5.1.1.  Concurrent Enrollment courses taken during the school day will receive high school credit according to the length of the course.

       • Semester-Length Course: The student will receive 0.5 high school credits.

       • Full-Year Course: The student will receive 1.0 high school credits.

5.1.2.  Exception: Courses meeting the Utah Tech University General Education Core Requirements in English, Mathematics, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences may receive 1.0 high school credit regardless of the course length.




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