Benefits of Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment and Early College options allow students to earn college and high school credit through a single course. At Mountain Heights Academy, we offer concurrent enrollment and early college to our full time students through both Weber State University and Salt Lake Community College. Students can earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school. Read on to learn about a few of the benefits concurrent enrollment offers.

Save Money

It is less expensive to obtain college credit through concurrent enrollment than it is to enroll in the classes from the college themselves. At Mountain Heights Academy, there is only a $50 fee per concurrent enrollment course (not including additional course fees). Taking the same course through the colleges can cost about $800. Tuition fees are increasing every year, so financially speaking, it is extremely wise to take concurrent classes while you’re still in high school.

Save Time in College

It takes the average college student six years to complete a four year degree. Students who enroll in concurrent enrollment in high school are more likely to graduate within four. When you take concurrent enrollment classes, you receive a college transcript, which can be transferred to the college you choose to attend after high school. Most colleges across the country accept concurrent enrollment courses.

Challenge Yourself

Concurrent enrollment classes are more challenging than the average high school course. This is because the standards of the concurrent enrollment classes are the same as the standards of college courses. Enrolling in concurrent courses is a great way to get a head start on college.

Explore Fields

Concurrent enrollment allows you to explore fields that you may be interested in without declaring a major. About 80 percent of students change their major in college at least once, and most will change their majors at least three times before they graduate. Concurrent enrollment allows you to take a course or two in your desired field without committing to a program. They also allow you to try something out that you may not otherwise pursue. Some of the courses offered through Mountain Heights Academy and Weber State University are: Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Music, Animal Biology, Contemporary Mathematics and American National Government.