What is Dual Credit?

Dual credit allows a high school junior or senior to enroll in a SJC course(s). Students receive high school core and academic credit as well as college credit for the course(s) taken. Schools must have agreements with San Juan College in order to participate.

Who is eligible to participate in Dual Credit?

High school Juniors and Seniors attending a home school, private school, BIE, or a public school under one of the following districts:

  • Aztec Municipal Schools
  • Bloomfield School District
  • Central Consolidated School District
  • Dulce Independent Schools
  • Farmington Municipal Schools
  • Gallup-McKinley County Schools
  • Grants/Cibola County Schools

Benefits of Dual Credit:

Dual Credit helps students to:

  • Be more likely to graduate high school
  • Be more likely to enroll in a college or trade school after high school graduation
  • Be better prepared for college
  • Complete a degree program in less time
  • Be more likely to finish college
  • Be less likely to be required to complete developmental courses in college

How do I get started?

Complete an SJC application. You can apply online for FREE.

Click to view the Dual Credit Checklist that provides a step-by-step process to register for an approved Dual Credit course(s).

What is the cost to participate?

Tuition and general fees are waived. Course or program fees are paid by a participating school district. A home school student will have to pay the course and program fees out of pocket. Textbooks costs vary by school district. Please ask your high school counselor for information. Home school students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

Which Classes Are Eligible for Dual Credit?

Click to view the Dual Credit Approved Course List. Students who would like to enroll for dual credit must meet with their high school counselor to determine appropriate courses. Students registering for courses with prerequisites must take the SJC Accuplacer Test.

What is the Accuplacer test?

The Accuplacer is a Computerized Assesment Tool designed to provide placement for students wanting to take a college course. San Juan College uses the Accuplacer to help Dual Credit students know which courses they are eligible to take. If a Dual Credit students places into a Developmental course they are not eligible to take these courses. Talk with your high school counselor for testing locations and times. For more information and Sample Questions please refer to the Accuplacer Information Page.

What is Dual Credit Orientation (DCO)?

The Dual Credit Orientation is a mandatory 20 minute orientation online through Canvas (our online learning system). Students must complete this prior to registering for courses. To complete it please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to https://canvas.sanjuancollege.edu/enroll/7APWTD
  2. Use your SJC username and password to log in (can be found on your welcome letter and email)
  3. Click “Go To The Course”
  4. Complete each section – watch the videos or read the PowerPoints and complete the quiz
  5. Check your SJC email for notification on when you have been given online registration permission
  6. Allow 1-2 business days to be given access to register online

Registering for SJC Dual Credit Courses:

Students will be encouraged to register online for courses after they have completed the Dual Credit Orientation and turned in the one-time Dual Credit Enrollment Approval Form. Students may also register at the Enrollment Services office located in the Educational Services Center (Clock Tower Building)

Students must meet all pre-requisite requirements to register for courses.

Students are responsible for following SJC’s Academic Calendar and knowing all important dates and deadlines. These include start and end dates of the semester, add/drop dates and the date to withdraw from all courses with a “W” on college transcript.

Required Enrollment Forms:

Enrollment Resources and Forms:

How do I get my textbook(s)?

Books can be obtained from the SJC Bookstore or the SJC Library* (limited availability)

When you go to the bookstore or library to get your textbook you must have the following with you:

  • Current SJC ID with your high school name and graduation date
  • Current schedule of courses you are registered in

*Distribution of books from the library begins a week before classes begin.

For more information, please visit the San Juan College Bookstore website or call (505) 566 – 3260.

Completely Withdrawing from a Dual Credit course(s):

If you have registered for Dual Credit and are unable to complete your class(es), you must fill out the SJC Student Withdrawal Form. You must also discuss your withdrawal with your high school counselor.

For more information and questions please contact Steve Wamel, Dual Credit Coordinator at:

505-566-3216 or email wamels@sanjuancollege.edu