Frequently Asked Questions About Concurrent Enrollment

The following questions and answers will provide you with more information about Boise State University’s Concurrent Enrollment program.

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What is Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit?

Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit means students earn both high school and University credit at the same time. Dual credit, concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment, and early college all represent the same meaning in Idaho. The cost is set at $75 per credit statewide. The courses appear on a high school and university/college transcript as soon as the student registers for a concurrent enrollment course with an institution.

Boise State’s Concurrent Enrollment program provides college-credit bearing courses taught to high school students by University approved high school instructors. Students and instructors use Boise State curriculum, texts, and grading scales. Classes are offered during the high school’s calendar.

The on campus option allows high school students, who are at least 16 years old, to take classes on the Boise State campus or online. Students pay full fees and follow the University’s calendar.

How do I Register for a Concurrent Enrollment Course?

Visit our How to Register page for details on how to register and enroll in Boise State concurrent enrollment courses at your high school.

For information on how to apply and enroll in on campus classes, visit our On-Campus Option page.

If I Do Not Receive Fast Forward Funding, How Do I Make a Payment Online?

You can pay fees online by credit/debit card or electronic check once your registration is processed.

To pay by credit card/electronic check/debit card online, log on to your myBoiseState account. Select “Student Center.” Navigate to the Finance Section in the Student Center tab, select “Make a payment,” and follow the instructions. A convenience fee of 2.75% (minimum $3) will be added to all credit or debit card payments. There is no fee for an electronic check.

How Do I Access My.BoiseState?

Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email containing your Boise State ID number and username. New students will also receive this information by mail in an admissions letter from the Boise State Admissions Office. You will need your Boise State ID and username to create your myBoiseState account, and to set up your Broncomail account.

For details on how to set up and access your myBoiseState account, visit our Accessing My.BoiseState web page.

How Do I Drop a Concurrent Enrollment Course?

To drop a concurrent enrollment course, you must contact a Concurrent Enrollment staff member. Please email your name, Boise State ID number, school, instructor, course name and the reason you would like to drop the course. For questions, please call (208) 426-3750.

If the course is dropped prior to the term drop deadline, course fees will be refunded (if paid by student) and there will be no impact on your transcript. Please note that once grades are submitted, students will need to file a formal appeal to the Registrar’s Office asking to be dropped from the class.

See Important Dates and Deadlines for Students for drop and withdrawal deadlines for the current semester.

For courses dropped AFTER the drop deadline, students will not receive a refund and will have a withdrawal (W) recorded on their official Boise State transcript. Receiving a W on a transcript OR failing a course will affect future eligibility to receive state Fast Forward funding for future dual credit courses. If a student fails to earn credit for any course or examination for which the department of education has paid a reimbursement, the student must pay for and successfully earn credit for one such course or examination before eligibility is reinstated.

Please remember that high school and collegiate registrations are separate. Failure to notify the Concurrent Enrollment staff of your wish to drop a college course will mean you will remain registered in our University system. Should you not complete the course, a failing grade will be posted to your official transcript. A failing grade will also have an impact on Fast Forward funding. After dropping a course for college credit you may still remain in the class for regular high school credit.

Are Concurrent Enrollment Credits Transferable to Other Colleges and Universities?

Concurrent enrollment courses are accepted by all Idaho institutions of higher education and most accredited institutions outside the state. Idaho’s colleges/universities are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the institution of their choice regarding the transferability of credits earned.

The Transfer Evaluation System (TES) is a tool to estimate how courses will transfer between institutions. If you plan to attend Boise State, visit our Transfer Evaluation System (TES) to determine how your dual credit courses from other institutions will transfer to Boise State. You can also see how your Boise State courses will transfer to other institutions in and out of state.

The TES is updated regularly. If you do not see the school or course you are looking for, it may not be in the database yet. Please contact the Registrar’s Office to verify if the course will transfer.

If you plan to attend an Idaho public post-secondary institution, you can also visit the Idaho CourseTransfer website to see how your courses will transfer.

For more information on Transfer Credit Equivalency, and transfer credit basics, visit the Transfer Credit Basics page at the Boise State Registrar’s website.

What Are the Differences Between the Concurrent Enrollment Program and Advanced Placement (AP) Courses?

Boise State’s Concurrent Enrollment program refers to classes offered to high school students for both high school and Boise State credit. Students participating in concurrent enrollment classes receive college credit for specific courses offered at their high school.

Concurrent Enrollment provides students with a Boise State transcript displaying a letter grade for the course based on work completed during the duration of the class. Students can request that their transcript be sent the college or university of their choice. Credits are transferable.

Advanced Placement courses provide college credit based on performance on a cumulative exam administered in May. For exam scores of 3, 4 or 5, some universities award credit or waive a specific course. For certain courses with labs, the lecture portion of the course is all a college can accept. For AP courses, no course grade or transcript is generated.

Once the course is completed, students may choose to either have their Boise State transcript transferred, or may request that AP test scores be sent to their chosen college. Students attending Boise State University after graduating will already have the Concurrent Enrollment course listed on their transcript.

Do Concurrent Enrollment Students Qualify for Federal Financial Aid?

Concurrent Enrollment students do not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for federal grants and loans, the federal government requires students to have received a high school diploma or its equivalent.

What Should I plan on Doing If I Want to Attend Boise State in the Future?

Concurrent Enrollment students interested in attending Boise State after high school graduation will need to submit an Undergraduate Application to the Admissions office with their official ACT or SAT Test scores and high school transcript. There is no application fee for Idaho high school students.

Students can apply online by going to boisestate.edu/admissions/apply/ and clicking on the “Undergraduate Applications” button.

For more information about application deadlines and to schedule a campus tour, visit the boisestate.edu/admissions/ website.

What is FERPA and the Release of Information Form?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also known as the Buckley Amendment or FERPA) is a federal law that limits the amount of information that can be released about students without their specific written permission.

If a parent or guardian would like access to a Concurrent Enrollment student’s student account and financial records, student academic records, or admission records, the student must give their written consent. This information may be submitted as students register for a course via boisestate.app.dualenroll.com.

What is Form 1098-T and What Should I Do With it?

Colleges and universities are required by U.S. law each year to provide each student who is a “US person” for tax purposes with Form 1098-T, to assist the students and their families in computing any tax credit or deduction they may be able to claim, based on amounts they have spent for education. Students who are not eligible for Fast Forward funding and have paid for their concurrent enrollment (CE) courses may be able to claim education tax credits. Many CE students, however, use Fast Forward funding to pay the tuition of their courses. In this case, one would not need to submit this form for tax purposes.

For general information on Form 1098-T and the related tax credits and deductions, you may also want to review the information available from IRS in Publication 970 (Tax Benefits for Education) or elsewhere on the IRS web site (https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/education-credits-questions-and-answers). In addition, Boise State’s student financial webpage may be helpful in further understanding Form 1098-T (https://vpfa.boisestate.edu/student-financial-services/1098-t-faqs/).

How Do I Receive a Receipt for My Student Account Balance?

An official receipt of student account balances and fees paid by term can be obtained by accessing a term summary report through one’s myBoiseState account. For instructions about how to create and print a report for your records, view the Term Summary Report Instructions.