Concurrent Enrollment

Students participating in the concurrent enrollment program are enrolled at their high school and at Hawkeye Community College simultaneously—earning both high school and college credit with one class!

A concurrent course is a college credit course offered by Hawkeye at your high school or a Hawkeye outreach center. Many of the courses are taught by qualified high school teachers.


Concurrent courses are open to any 9th–12th grade student including students who receive private instruction. You must meet the following requirements to take a concurrent course:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in three academic areas: Reading, math, and science. This is primarily determined by the Iowa Assessment and you need to visit with your guidance counselor to find out.

  2. Meet Hawkeye’s course requirements for any course requiring prerequisites or placement scores.

Number of Courses

You may take up to 23 credits from Hawkeye Community College per academic year (fall and spring semesters).


You will earn both high school credit and college credit for the courses taken. Your high school will determine the amount of high school credit awarded. After successfully completing a course, it will be recorded on your high school and Hawkeye transcripts. If you are attending a college other than Hawkeye after graduation, contact that college to be sure your Hawkeye courses will transfer.


Your high school pays Hawkeye for the cost of tuition. Your high school may also provide textbooks for you to use during the class. You or your family will be responsible for the cost of transportation to and from class, field trips, and other out-of-class activities.

Enrolling in Concurrent Courses

These steps must be completed before your high school classes begin:

  1. Schedule your required high school courses.

  2. Meet with your high school guidance counselor to determine which concurrent courses are available and to find out about a CollegeNow! registration session.

  3. Attend a CollegeNow! registration session.

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