Concurrent Enrollment is a program available for high school students, living on Oahu, who want to gain college credit while completing the requirements for their high school diploma. High school students will need to enroll as a non-degree-seeking student and take courses for full credit. In most cases, these university credits will transfer to other major universities.
According to the Department of Education's Duel Enrollment: Accelerating the Transition to College paper , proponents of dual enrollment argue that these programs:
1. Prepare students for the academic rigors of college by exposing them to the type of intense curriculum that research has found to promote bachelor's degree attainment.
2. Lower the cost of post-secondary education for students by enabling them to earn free college credits (depending on state policy) and shorten their time to degree completion.
3. Provide students with more realistic information about the academic and social skills that they will need to succeed in college through their participation.
4. Provide curricular options for students, particularly in high schools that, due to small size or inadequate funding, are unable to offer interesting and exciting electives.
As BYU–Hawaii would like to offer more educational opportunities to our local Hawaii high school students, we are offering 50% off of tuition to students who enroll in the Concurrent Enrollment program. For example, if a student chooses to take a regular three (3) credit hour course the normal cost would be $675, but with the 1/2 off tuition offer, the actual cost to the student would only be $337.50.
Concurrently enrolled students can take no more than seven (7) credit hours.
The cost breakdown is explained further:
|Per Credit||$ 225||$ 450|
|7 Credits (max for Concurrent Enrollment)||$ 1,575||$ 3,150|
|Concurrent Enrollment Rate||LDS||Non-LDS|
|Per Credit||$ 112.50||$ 225|
|7 Credits (max for Concurrent Enrollment)||$ 787.50||$ 1,575|
In order to be considered for Concurrent Enrollment, all applicants must have:
- Completed at least one quarter of their junior year of high school
- At least a 22 ACT or 980 SAT
- An unadjusted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 or higher
- Agree to enroll for no more than 7 hours of university credits during any semester
- Understand that registration begins one month before the start of the semester
- Has unconditional support (i.e. early release approval) to attend BYU–H as a concurrent student
To apply for Concurrent Enrollment at BYU–Hawaii, please do the following:
1. Complete the admissions application on apply.lds.org under the applicant type "Concurrent Enrollment". Follow the instructions on the application which will ask you to report your current high school grades manually. After you've completed all of the requirements on your application, you can click submit. Do not submit your application until all requirements for the application are fulfilled (endorsement, voucher, ACT score etc.)
2. Fill out a Concurrent Enrollment Voucher . A new voucher and application must be submitted for each enrollment period. All credits earned as a Concurrent Student will also be counted as college transfer credits.
3. Once the voucher is completed with your parent and high school counselor's signatures, please scan and email the document as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org .
4. After the voucher is successfully processed, it should appear on your application that it has been completed and then you may submit your application.
- Fall 2018 (September-December 2018) - June 1, 2018
- Winter 2019 (January-April 2019) - October 1, 2018
- Spring 2019 (May-June 2019) - TBD