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General Dual Credit Information

Benefits of taking Dual Credit classes @Northern:

  • You’ve already been accepted to a 4-year accredited college
  • Earn college credits tuition free
  • Be successful and build confidence in a college-class environment
  • Learn what to expect from college
  • Reduce the cost of your college education
  • Potentially earn a certificate or more at  the college level
  • Explore college majors and possible careers
  • Enjoy smaller classes and student-teacher ratios

Things to Consider:

  • The NNMC academic calendar starts and ends at different dates than the high school calendar. Students are expected to attend NNMC classes even if the high school is not in session on a particular day, such as holidays, semester breaks, or athletic events.
  • Dual Credit students do not pay for tuition or books but are responsible for paying any lab or media fees.
  • Grades earned at NNMC are part of your permanent academic record, and are mailed to the high school at the end of each semester. Grades are not mailed to the student but may be accessed through the “My NNMC” tab at nnmc.edu.
  • Submit a request to the NNMC Registrar’s Office to have a copy of your transcripts mailed to you or to another college/university.


Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.