Program Overview: Why Concurrent Enrollment?

Utah Valley University Concurrent Enrollment is an academic program that partners with and serves high schools and communities. It provides access to, preparation for, and the experience of higher education. Our program offers a full dimension of courses to a wide variety of students.

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Our goal is to offer every student the opportunity to have an authentic college experience while in high school.

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Admission Fee of $35.00
Partial Tuition
$5.00/credit hour

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9,991
TOTAL PARTICIPATING STUDENTS
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351
HIGH SCHOOL
INSTRUCTORS
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COURSE
ENROLLMENTS

21,742
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109
UNIQUE
COURSES
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66,119
COLLEGE CREDIT

EARNED
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46
PARTICIPATING
HIGH SCHOOLS

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Concurrent Education Testmimonial

"We must send an unwavering message to every student, parent, faculty and staff members that experiencing college success is contingent on establishing a colleg culture as well as providing college readiness in our elementary and secondary schools."

-Adapted from AchieverHouse.com

Concurrent Education Testmimonial

"The faculty develpment UVU provides gives the high school adjunct faculty opportunities to get with other educators who face the same requirements, same curriculum, and same resistances. When they meet as a group, their personal conversations are as important (if not more so) than any materials we provide for them.

-Laurie Wood, Liaison & Professor, 
Utah Valley University

Concurrent Education Testmimonial

"Concurrent Enrollment allows teachers to create a designed course, an authentic classroom, an apprenticeship...where students are introduced to the college experience and have the opportunity to practice it."

-David Rockwood, CE Teacher,
Payson High School

BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS

  • Efficient transition from high school to college
  • Time and money saved
  • Access to academic advisors
  • Opportunity for a more productive senior year
  • Introduction to college policies, procedures, and environment
  • Confidence to succeed in higher education
  • Generate an official college transcript
  • Guaranteed system allowing transfer of credit
  • Opportunity to complete general education classes allowing for earlier participation in major
  • Access to university tutoring, labs, and library

UNIVERSITY BENEFITS

Utah Valley University has developed a strategic inclusion plan that provides an inviting, safe, and supportive environment as well as services for people from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The university provides accessible and equitable education opportunities. Concurrent Enrollment embodies this inclusion plan.

  • Opportunity to recruit motivated students
  • Community partnership with local schools
  • Early accelerated interventions to reduce college remediation
  • Better prepared students
  • Smaller class sizes in entry-level coursed
  • Shared educational expertise
  • Students more likely to be involved in campus organizations and activities.
  • Strategies to increase college completion rates

INCENTIVES FOR TEACHERS

  • Funding for school and classroom
  • Collaboration with professionals in same field of study
  • Tuition waiver for one university class each semester
  • Access to university resources
  • State credit, recertification points, and CEU's

INFLUENCE ON SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES

  • Affordable access to higher education for motivated students
  • Presence of college-going culture
  • Funding to enhance curriculum and learning opportunities
  • Revitalization of CTE programs to launch students on successful college and career pathways
  • Funding for additional course offerings of sections
  • Strengthened transition between high school and college
  • Collegiate atmosphere in the high schools
  • Increase of qualified educators receiving ongoing support, professional development, adn collegial interaction

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Advancing Quality

Utah Valley University Concurrent Enrollment has been nationally accredited through the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships since 2005 for standards and academic rigor.

The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) works to ensure that college courses taught by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on the sponsoring college campus. As the sole accrediting body for Concurrent Enrollment partnerships, NACEP helps these programs adhere to the highest standards to help students experience a seamless transition to college and teachers benefit from meaningful, ongoing professional development.