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Dual Credit Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What does it cost to take dual credit courses?

  • In the State of New Mexico, dual credit enrollment, registration, and class fees are waived by Diné College (post-secondary institution) but upon successfully completing the course(s), Diné College is reimbursed half of the total costs for each student.
  • In the state of Arizona, dual credit enrollment, registration, and class fees are waived by Diné College (post-secondary institution) but cost for each high school student id deferred to the Local Educational Agency (LEA) or school district depending on the Memorandum of Understanding between Diné College and the high school/district.

How do I enroll and register for Dual Credit classes at Diné College?

If you are a junior or senior or will be the semester you wish to take the course, see your high school counselor to verify you have passed all sections of the Accuplacer or equivalent testing. If you have a 2.0 or above or you have Guidance Counselor/Principal approval you are eligible to apply for admission to Diné College. The Dual Credit Student Protocol outlines the college admission, registration, testing requirements, and procedures necessary to participate. A copy of the handbook is available from this website.

What is difference between dual credit and concurrent enrollment?

The dual credit program is for high school juniors and seniors who want to earn college credits while in high school. Dual credit courses enable a student to earn both college and high school credit at the same time. Concurrent enrollment enables a student to enroll in a college course for college credit only.

What are the positive outcomes of Dual Credit?

Access to College resources: Dual credit students are official college students with access to the full range of services offered by Diné College. These include use of DC Student Success, academic support, the Pinto Library resources, gym facilities, computer labs, and all Diné College Campuses and Centers.

  • Transferability: Dual credit courses are fully transferable to New Mexico and Arizona colleges and universities and generally transferable to other colleges and universities throughout the United States. All classes must align with Diné College curriculum; therefore, all these courses articulate with New Mexico and Arizona colleges and universities.
  • Convenience: Courses are taught at the high school campuses or at Diné College campuses depending on the individual high school arrangements.
  • Closeness to Home: Students learn what college professors expect while still in familiar surroundings.
  • Low Cost: Taking dual credit courses costs are basically free or substantially less than taking courses at many colleges and universities.
  • Student Success: Successful completion of college-level courses helps you to be successful in making the transition to a college campus later. You will have acquired the confidence to succeed academically and personally in college.

Can my parents access my Diné College information?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FEPRA), does not allow faculty and staff to disclose or discuss a dual credit student’s grades or enrollment status with anyone other than the student unless a release form is submitted.


Coordinator & Contact


Patrick Blackwater
M.S., Grand Canyon University


Mail to:
Diné College: Dual Credit Program
P.O. Box 127
Tsaile, AZ 86556