Concurrent Enrollment Information
Concurrent enrollment is the opportunity for high school seniors and juniors to earn college credit while still in high school. Concurrent students may attend courses on campus at Western, online, or through ITV (select locations by arrangement).
Concurrent Enrollment Information & Forms
- Concurrent Enrollment Information Packet for Students & Parents
- Concurrent Enrollment Information Packet for High School Counselors
- Concurrent Enrollment Policy & Guidelines Document
- Concurrent Enrollment Agreement Form
- Concurrent Enrollment Add/Drop Form
Counselor Only Request Form
- Student must be a junior or senior in high school; and
- Student must meet one of the following requirements:
- 3.0 GPA; OR
- Composite score of 19 on the ACT/Pre-ACT or 990 on the SAT/Pre-SAT
To remain eligible for continued concurrent enrollment, a student must meet the minimum criteria:
Maintain a 2.0 grade point average in all college courses.
- Remain enrolled in at least one high school course.
Course Placement Guidelines for High School Concurrent Enrollment:
- All courses at Western have minimum requirements (called prerequisites) that must be met to enroll in the course. Prerequisites can be found in the course description on the Course Schedule.
- To qualify to enroll in a specific course, a student must meet one of the following requirements in the subject area they wish to enroll:
- ACT/Pre-ACT subscore of 19 (or 510 on the SAT/Pre-SAT) in the subject area; or
- an Accuplacer placement test score placing the student into college level (To schedule an Accuplacer placement test, call 580-477-7921.); or
- a 3.0 GPA and ranked in the to 50% of their class (test-optional admission)
- Students may not exceed 19 hours of total workload between both high school and college coursework in a single semester. Each .5 unit of high school course is equivalent to 3 credit hours of college credit. High school units that are non-academic coursework, such as PE/sports, band, working as a library or teacher's aide, yearbook, or other activity-type units, do not count toward the workload total of 19.
Dropping/Withdrawing from Concurrent Courses
Since enrollment in college coursework is may be enrolled as dual credit at the high school, students enrolled concurrently must consult with their high school and the Office of Admissions & Records in order to drop or withdraw from a course. Western will require the following to drop/withdrawal from a course:
- Submit a new Concurrent Enrollment Add/Drop Form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Concurrent students must adhere to the same withdrawal schedule as regular students (see Academic Calendar for specific withdrawal dates by term).
Tuition Waiver Information
The state tuition waiver applies only to tuition, NOT to fees and books. The student will be responsible for paying for the fees and the cost of books for the courses they take.
Juniors receive up to 9 credit hours of tuition waiver for the academic year; Seniors receive up to 18 hours of tuition waiver for the academic year.
Several years ago, higher education moved away from a model of requiring College Algebra as the primary course for mathematics requirements. Now, there are 3 different pathways for students depending on their career/major choice.
Please use the information below when determining which math course to enroll in concurrently (in addition, seek the advice of your high school counselor or ask to speak with an Academic Advisor at the college in which you intend to pursue your degree).
Students interested in the following degree or career fields should enroll in STEM College Algebra:
- Science (Biology, Physics, etc.)
- Computer Science
- Secondary Education (Math & Science teacher)
- Physical Therapy
- Animal Science
Students interested in the following degree or career fields should enroll in Functions & Modeling:
- Business Administration
- Agriculture Business
- Social & Behavioral sciences (psychology, sociology, etc.)
- Health, Physical Education & Recreation
- Secondary Education
Students interested in the following degree or career fields should enroll in Survey of Mathematics:
- Early Childhood Education
- Infants & Toddlers
- Elementary Education
Following concurrent enrollment, a student may continue enrollment at Western Oklahoma State College as a regularly admitted student or may transfer credits to another institution.
For questions about Concurrent Enrollment, Contact the Office of Admissions & Records at 580.477.7717 or contact your high school counselor.
1 Only one residual ACT is valid for admission and course placement.