Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment

If your child is interested in concurrent college enrollment for the summer or next school year, please contact Ms. Wetherington at: jwetherington@hfaaokc.org.

Concurrent Enrollment Admissions Criterion

Oklahoma City Community College Concurrent Enrollment

GENERAL:
Concurrent Enrollment is a fantastic opportunity for students to take college courses for college credit while at the same time completing high school requirements for graduation. Only juniors and seniors who are able to satisfy all Harding Fine Arts Academy graduation requirements and meet state qualifications may take concurrent courses.

COST:
Eligible high school seniors can receive a tuition waiver for concurrent enrollment. The senior tuition waiver may be divided over the three senior semesters: summer (between junior & senior year), fall, and spring. Currently, state funding is only available for seniors; however, there are some institutions that provide tuition waivers for juniors. Students may be able to enroll in additional credit hours; however, tuition will be the responsibility of the student’s family. Students are also responsible for fees, books, transportation, parking, and all other associated costs of concurrent enrollment. Tuition waivers are awarded as follows:

  • Juniors – up to 9 credit hours per year (subject to institutional funding availability)
  • Seniors – up to 18 credit hours per year (divided among Summer, Fall, and Spring Semesters)

REQUIREMENTS:
When choosing classes for next year during pre-enrollment, students must select a full schedule at HFAA. Student schedules will be adjusted only after the final concurrent class schedule is received by the counselor.

STEPS REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

  1. Meet with school counselor to discuss eligibility for concurrent enrollment.
    * See ADMISSION STANDARDS and COURSE ENROLLMENT STANDARD
  2. Apply to desired college or university for admission.
  3. Obtain a concurrent enrollment form from the HFAA counseling office.
  4. Obtain written/signed approval to enroll in concurrent enrollment courses from parent, counselor, and building principal.
  5. Enroll and pay fees at the college or university.
  6. Provide the counseling office with a copy of your class schedule and proof of payment.
  7. Only after you have provided proof of enrollment will your high school class schedule be changed to reflect concurrent enrollment courses.

ADMISSION STANDARDS: Can you be admitted to your desired college? Students must meet the concurrent enrollment admissions standards for the college or university they wish to attend. These are all subject to change from year to year.

COURSE ENROLLMENT STANDARDS: Can you take the college class you want? Students must also meet enrolment standards for the subject area(s) they wish to take. These are also subject to change.

CONCURRENT/HIGH SCHOOL COURSE LOAD:
Students may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester at a minimum of 15 hours and a maximum not to exceed a full-time college workload of 19 semester credit hours.1 For purposes of calculating course load, one half high school unit (semester class) equates to 3 college credit hours (0.5 high school credit = 3 hours college).

A standard concurrent course load of two (2) concurrent enrollment classes requires that a student also be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) consecutive classes at HFAA. In addition to Concurrent Enrollment (CE) courses, students are allowed one (1) class period of travel/flex time total (if desired). Additionally, some allowance may be given for unique concurrent courses such as 5 credit hour course or 3000 and 4000 Level classes.

EXAMPLE SCHEDULES: 15 Hour Minimum with Travel/Flex

  • 1 CE Course + 1 Travel/Flex = 4 required HFAA Courses (16 Semester Hours)
  • 2 CE Courses + 1 Travel/Flex = 3 required HFAA Courses (16 Semester Hours)
  • 3 CE Courses + 1 Travel/Flex = 2 required HFAA Courses (16 Semester Hours)
  • 4 CE Courses + 1 Travel/Flex = 1 required HFAA Courses (16 Semester Hours)
  • 5 CE Courses + 1 Travel/Flex = 0 required HFAA Courses (16 Semester Hours)
  • 6 CE Courses + 1 Travel/Flex = 0 required HFAA Courses (19 Semester Hours)

Although it is possible to enroll in enough concurrent courses to reduce the number of required HFAA courses to zero (0), this is rare and requires a tremendous amount of work and self-discipline. If approved, this still necessitates that graduation requirements be met, can be costly for the student’s family, and may also require college or university approval.

When both concurrent and high school courses are taken in the same semester, the student’s concurrent schedule cannot interfere with their HFAA schedule. Students must choose concurrent courses that will start or finish at a time that will not result in being late to, or missing HFAA class time. This includes time for transportation and walking to class. In this case, concurrent courses must be taken at the beginning OR end of the school day and they must accommodate your HFAA schedule. If a student participates in competitive sports, they must enroll in AM Concurrent Courses. Tardies or absences due to transfer time from one campus to another will count against credit and exemptions and will affect a student’s ability to participate in extra-curricular activities.

WEEKLY grade checks for all concurrently enrolled students must be turned into the High School Assistant Principals' office. Grades in concurrent courses are considered for eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities.

 DUAL CREDIT:
Concurrent enrollment in specific coursework, as regulated by state and district graduation requirements, as well as the Oklahoma Academic Standards, must follow the guidelines on the College Equivalency Courses for Concurrent Enrollment chart (see below) as required by district graduations requirements, if such requirements have not been met. Any courses not listed on this chart MUST be submitted for review and approval prior to concurrent approval being granted. The eligible student must submit a course syllabus to content specialists for review and approval at least two weeks prior to enrollment in a course for dual credit.

High School
Required Course:
Required Concurrent Enrollment (1st Semester)
Required Concurrent Enrollment (2nd Semester)
U.S. History
U.S. History (1865 - present)
*The student will be administered required Oklahoma U.S. History exam
One additional U.S. History course
U.S. Government
U.S. Government
One additional Political Science course above the level of U.S. Government
English IV
Composition I
Composition II
AP Language & Composition
Composition I
Composition II
AP Literature & Composition
Composition I
(or higher level literature course, pending completion of Composition I)
Composition II
(or higher level literature course, pending completion of Composition II)
Mathematics
Any course equivalent to third year of Math as required by district graduation requirements, if such requirements have not been met.
One additional course equivalent to third year of Math as required by district graduation requirements, if such requirements have not been met.
Science
Any course equivalent to third year of Science as required by district graduation requirements, if such requirements have not been met.
Must include associated lab.
Any course equivalent to the third year of Science as required by district graduation requirements, if such requirements have not been met.
Must include associated lab.
World Languages
Any course in a world language.
One additional course in any world language.

 CONCURRENT CREDIT:
Concurrent enrollment courses may be counted as core or elective high school credit for graduation requirements in addition to college credit. College courses taken as concurrent enrollment must be listed on the high school transcript and will be calculated in the student's high school grade point average (GPA). Students must provide concurrent transcripts to the counselor before enrollment will be approved for the next semester and before a final high school graduation transcript will be provided to the student.

Most concurrent courses count as half (0.5) a high school credit. Generally, only Math, Science, and World Language courses count as full (1.0) high school credit. Students shall receive academic credit if the concurrent course content and objectives align with OAS taught through the course provided by the school. If the concurrent course does not align with OAS, students shall receive elective credit. All concurrent courses less than 3 college credit hours will count as half (0.5) a high school credit.

ENGLISH: Students are required to take two (2) semesters of concurrent English regardless of a passing (Junior year) AP Language & Composition score. A passing AP Lang & Comp score may allow you to skip English Comp. I; however, after completing English Comp. II, students will still have to take a 2nd concurrent English course at or above the level of Comp. II to fulfill the full year of English graduation requirement. Students cannot hybridize a full year requirement by taking one semester of senior-level English at HFAA and the other semester of concurrent. Both semesters must either be at HFAA or concurrently.

SCIENCE & MATH: Concurrent science courses that do not require an associated lab class do not count as a lab science credit for high school graduation. These non-lab science courses will be counted as a general elective. A college course will be given one (1) high school credit for a lab science course equivalent to or above Biology, and a mathematics course equivalent to or above Algebra 2.

SENIOR CAPSTONE: All seniors are required to enroll in and attend Senior Capstone on campus. An attendance waiver and independent study for concurrent students may be requested before the beginning of each semester (fall & spring) based on enrollment in a college course that is scheduled at the same time as Senior Capstone. The student will be required to provide official college verification that the same course is unavailable at a time which does not conflict with one of HFAA’s scheduled sections of Senior Capstone. A student’s desire to take a college course with a specific professor or enrollment in concurrent courses hosted online do not meet the attendance waiver threshold. If a Senior Capstone attendance waiver is granted, the student will still be required to complete all Capstone coursework in the same timeframe as if they were attending in person. It is the student’s responsibility to coordinate with their assigned Capstone teacher.

CONCURRENT WITHDRAWAL:
Students must discuss any potential changes to their schedule before enrolling or withdrawing from a concurrent course. Students are responsible to report any changes in their concurrent enrollment status to their school counselor immediately to allow for a schedule change. Failure to report withdrawal from college courses could result in severe academic and disciplinary consequences.

Concurrently enrolled students who elect to withdraw from a college course prior to completion of that course and after the withdrawal deadline must wait until the next semester begins at the high school before adding additional high school courses to their schedule. Please be aware that this can affect a student’s ability to graduate on time, and concurrent enrollment approval in subsequent semesters

1 Parents, please note that this requirement may differ from when you were in high school. Oklahoma requires students to be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) high school credit hours per semester, and HFAA policy requires (7) seven.