UNM West

MSC 12-7270
2600 College Blvd. NE,
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Phone: 505-925-8669
Fax: 505-925-8684

Dual Credit/ Concurrent Enrollment

Dual Credit/ Concurrent Enrollment is a program designed to provide high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school by taking University courses normally not offered at the high school. Area high school students have three options for Dual Credit courses at UNM: 1) Live classes at UNM West in Rio Rancho, 2) Live classes at UNM in Albuquerque, or 3) Online courses (includes $100 online course fee). Click here to view/print the UNM West Dual Credit program promotional flyer and checklist.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale for 9th, 10th, and 11th grades in subjects counted toward graduation, OR
  • Class rank in top 25%, and a minimum GPA of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale, OR
  • An ACT composite score of 23 or an SAT total score of 1060 and a minimum GPA of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale

*Students who have attended a non-accredited/ non-approved high school or home school may apply for Concurrent Enrollmenet; however, they must meet the ACT or SAT requirement.

Application Checklist (For First-Time and Continuing Dual Credit Students):

  1. Complete UNM Admission application
  2. Complete State Request Form
  3. Official high school transcript (must be in a sealed envelope)

*Materials can be returned to UNM West or UNM Main Campus (Mesa Vista Hall) for processing. For application checklist and how-to get started guide, click here.


Students are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to enrolling in courses via the State Request Form above. Students are highly encouraged to complete UNM Core courses in the dual credit program. Specialized advisement is tailored to the student with several factors in mind such as, student high school schedule, including AP courses/tests, career aspirations, etc.

Dual Credit Orientation

Dual Credit Orientation is mandatory for all dual credit students. Orientation is a one hour program designed especially for dual credit students. If you are taking dual credit courses at UNM Albuquerque, you must attend orientation in Albuqeurque. If you are taking classes at UNM West, you will be notified of the orientation session date at UNM West. Click here for more information regarding Dual Credit Orientation for UNM Main Campus courses.

Book Orders

Rio Rancho Public Schools and Bernalillo Public Schools students- If your school book room owns the book(s) you need for your dual credit cours(es), they will issue them to you at your high school. If they do not own your book(s), return the completed book authorization to the UNM West front desk. Your books are then purchased and shipped to the UNM West front desk. You will be contacted when your books are ready for pick-up. Remember that your book(s) are to be returned to your school bookroom upon completion of your dual credit class(es)!

Rio Rancho Public Schools

Bernalillo Public Schools

Albuquerque Public Schools students- you are required to submit an online book inquiry form (below). Follow the steps on the link below to obtain your book(s) . Remember that your book(s) are to be returned upon completion of your dual credit class(es) to Library Services & Instructional Materials, which is located at 930-B Oak Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (near the CNM Main Campus). The hours of operation are: Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 3:30pm. Tele: 505-848-8897.

Albuquerque Public Schools

In order to find out which book(s) you may need for your dual credit course(es), visit the UNM Bookstore webpage.

For More Information...

For more information on UNM West offerings, view our schedule of classes or contact Joseph Moreno at 505-925-8669 or jmoreno@unm.edu. For more information on the Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment program, contact DeeDee Hatch-Sanders at UNM Albuquerque at 505-277-7204 or dhatchsanders@unm.edu.  For admission and registration information, click here.

**Admission to Dual Credit is in Non-Degree status and is not considered "Early Admission" to the University. Students desiring to continue in degree status after high school graduation must fulfill the admission requirements described in the current UNM Catalog.