Dual or Concurrent Student Enrollment Steps

For students desiring to take courses for college credit while enrolled in high school.

Step 1. Apply

Click here to create your online admissions account and submit your Dual and Concurrent application.

Step 2. Activate your MyNWCCD Account

After you submit your online application for admission, you will be emailed instructions for setting up your MyNWCCD account. Your MyNWCCD account is used for all college communications, class discussions, checking grades, paying tuition and more.

Step 3. Enroll

In order to register, contact your High School Guidance Counselor and NWCCD Dual & Concurrent Coordinator. If you have any questions, contact the the Director of Dual Enrollment Programs:

Step 4. Purchase Books and Attend Class

Books may be purchased from the bookstores located on each campus or online. Shop for books and supplies using course name and section number.

Once you have your books, you are all set to begin your classes

Dual and Concurrent Enrollment General Information

The Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD), along with partners from K-12 education, strive to make as many opportunities available for high school students as possible.  High school students that take advantage of earning college credit while still in high school have a great advantage moving into their college careers after they earn their high school diplomas. It is possible for a high school student to graduate with a college credential (certificate or Associate Degree) at the same time they are graduating from high school!

Below, please find additional information regarding each of these opportunities. These grants are available only for students taking classes for credit while in high school.  Currently, Sheridan and Gillette Colleges have programs in place with local school districts that allow us to offer most concurrent and dual classes at no charge to students.

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent classes are taught at the student’s high school. To apply or enroll and/or to find out more, please contact your high school counselor.

  • Both high school and college credit is earned.
  • Participation is open to students grades 9-12.
  • Signatures are required from the counselor or principal and the student and instructor (parent not required).
  • The College invoices the school district for tuition and fees, the student does not receive a bill for these classes.
  • A new form must be completed and submitted each new class term.

Dual Enrollment

Dual courses are taught on the college campus, or through distance education, by a college faculty member.

  • Courses will transfer back to the high school, to fulfill graduation requirements.
  • Participation is limited to high school juniors and seniors.
  • Each Sheridan, Johnson, and Campbell County student is eligible to receive grants to cover up to 12 credit hours per year (24 credits total for Jr. and Sr. year).  Students may divide the credit hours over the summer, fall and spring terms or they may use the full 12 credit hours in any one term.  Jump Start Tuition Grant requests are included in the allowable 12 credit hours.
  • Dual Enrollment pays in-state tuition and institutional fees for all 1000 or 2000 level college courses that will be transferred back to the high school to meet graduation requirements.
  • Books and supplies are not covered by the college.
  • A new form must be completed and submitted each semester.
  • A dual enrollment registration form is used to enroll in classes.

Jump Start Tuition Grant

Jump Start offers high school seniors an opportunity to get a “jump start” on their college education.

  • College courses are taught on the college campus or through distance education by a college faculty member.
  • Participation is limited to high school seniors only.
  • Credits cannot be transferred back to the high school to use toward graduation.
  • Each student is eligible to receive grants to cover up to 12 credit hours.  Students may divide the credit hours over the summer, fall and spring terms or they may use the full 12 credit hours in any one term.  Dual Enrollment Grant requests are included in the allowable 12 credit hours.
  • The Jump Start Grant Program pays in-state tuition for 1000 and 2000 level college courses completed with a “C” or better.  Students must cover the cost up front, and receive reimbursement upon successful completion (with a “C” or better).
  • Books and supplies are not covered by the college.
  • A college registration form and Jump Start form is used to enroll in classes.