Concurrent Program

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The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) encourages high school students to take advantage of postsecondary education opportunities by enrolling in college courses while still in high school. To facilitate this, KBOR and the Kansas legislature have provided for concurrent enrollment of high school students in eligible postsecondary institutions.

The concurrent program at Highland Community College gives area Kansas high schools the opportunity to expand their curriculum by scheduling HCC courses in conjunction with regular class offerings. This allows students to take college classes at their high school during the day.

HCC classes taught in high school have identical content to courses offered on campus, online, and at the college's regional sites. Courses are evaluated by the assistant dean of instruction before being implemented at the high school. Faculty are evaluated and must meet KBOR criteria for teaching college classes.

Program Overview

Taking college classes while still in the high school setting is a great opportunity for high school students to get a head start on the college experience. Seniors, juniors, and sophomores may be eligible to take the classes, as well as certain freshmen with approval from their high school principal.

Students who choose the concurrent program to learn first-hand the demands of going to college. They experience the process of enrolling in college classes and become aware of the costs associated with college tuition, fees, and textbooks. The experience helps to ease the transition from high school to college and provides academic enrichment to students who are ready for the challenge of college coursework. Participation in the program exposes students and their families to valuable lessons that will support their remaining college careers. Students also can make considerable progress in their college education if they give an appropriate amount of time and focus to their studies. HCC classes are offered at affordable rates, especially when compared to state universities, and students enjoy accessibility to instructors within small classroom settings.

Getting Started

Eligibility & Prerequisites

Tuition & Payments

Fall 2023 Important Dates

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Fall 2022 High School Online Options

Spring 2023 High School Online Options

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Online High School Students

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Transfer Guides

Counselor Handbook

Concurrent Student Handbook

Concurrent Adjunct Instructor Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions


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