Earning College Credit In High School

Double the Credit without Doubling the Time and Money

Concurrent enrollment programs that provide high school students college credit opportunities at the same time they are earning high school credits. Double the Credit without Doubling the Time and Money at College of Western Idaho (CWI).

CWI Dual Credit Program

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CWI recognizes the nationwide movement toward providing high school students of outstanding academic achievement and/or inclination, the opportunity to earn college credit toward an undergraduate degree prior to graduation. CWI offers two programs that provide college-level credit to high school students.

Dual Credit

Dual Credit programs are a collaborative partnership between Idaho’s colleges/universities and high schools to deliver college-level courses to high school students. Dual credit programs give these students the opportunity to receive both high school and college credits for pre-approved courses. Students receive a letter grade based on work completed during the duration of the class which will be reflected on a college transcript. Credits are transferable to Idaho colleges and universities, and most other institutions outside the state.

CWI’s Dual Credit focus is to provide high school students with classes that meet the general education requirements for students enrolling in academic, degree-seeking programs. CWI also provides the opportunity for students to enroll in classes offered at any of our campus locations, as well as on-line or distance education classes.

Dual Credit Information

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  • Benefits
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  • Transferability
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Before You Enroll
  • Registration Process
  • Forms
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Dual Credit Calendar and Dates
  • Becoming a Dual Credit Instructor

Tech Prep

Tech Prep is a combined effort between high schools and College of Western Idaho. Tech Prep is designed by high school and college instructors working together to provide a coordinated sequence of instruction. Students are able to receive college credit through articulation agreements between high schools and College of Western Idaho technical programs.

Tech Prep programs include, but are not limited to; Automotive, Information Technology, Welding, Diesel Technology, Dental Assisting, just to name a few. To find out which programs at your school are included in Tech Prep, contact your high school instructor.

Tech Prep Information

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  • Benefits
  • Cost
  • Transferability
  • Qualifications
  • How To Enroll
  • Courses
  • Match for Your Student

Teachers »

  • What is Tech Prep?
  • Do Credits Transfer to Any College?
  • How Much Does it Cost?
  • How do I Become a Tech Prep Instructor for CWI?


Need More Info?

For information regarding dual credit courses offered at your high school, please contact your high school counselor or the CWI Dual Credit Director:

Stephen Crumrine
Director of Dual Credit and College Readiness Project
College of Western Idaho
[email protected]

Kathy Culbertson
Administrative Assistant II
College of Western Idaho
[email protected]

Emily Newkirk
College of Western Idaho
[email protected]

 For more information about the Tech Prep program in your high school, contact your school counselor or:

Karla Reynolds
Transition Coordinator
[email protected]

Yvonne McKee
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]