- Student exhibits a high interest in the specific course or career area.
- Student should have a satisfactory attendance record at their high school and understand the need for regular attendance to achieve academic success.
- To enroll, contact your high school counselor or NIACC coordinator.
- Enrollment Form
Concurrent Enrollment Process
A list of the NIACC concurrent enrollment courses offered at each high school is posted here.
NIACC coordinators work with the local high school guidance counselor in the enrollment process. All students desiring to take a college course while in high school must qualify under Iowa Senior Year Plus guidelines. Guidelines are accessible at: Iowa Department of Education
- Guidance counselor and NIACC staff determine the date when the NIACC Coordinator will come to the high school to enroll students.
- High school students will need to have/know their social security number for the enrollment form.
- Students who wish to drop a course must consult with their high school counselor. The last day to drop a course will be the two-thirds point of the term for a 16-week class.
- Failure to withdraw from a course, as outlined above, will result in an F on a permanent college transcript.
Requirements for Course Enrollment
- High school counselor limits enrollment to only those students who meet or surpass the Iowa Department of Education’s Senior Year Plus Guidelines as outlined at: Iowa Department of Education
- Senior Year Plus restricts students to 23 semester hours of college credit per year.
- Students who wish to take more than 23 semester hours can self-pay for the class(es).
Students taking NIACC Math and/or Writing Courses
- Students who desire NIACC math must provide ACT or COMPASS scores before enrollment is processed.
- Students who desire NIACC writing classes must provide ACT scores or complete the NIACC Writing Assessment before the enrollment is processed.
- ACT or COMPASS scores must be at levels stated in the NIACC Student Handbook.
- High school counselor instructs those students taking the ACT to list NIACC as an institution to automatically receive scores. Enter Code # 1336.
- If the student does not list NIACC as a recipient, the high school counselor will need to forward a copy of the ACT scores to the Career Link/School Partnerships Office.
- Those students who will not have ACT scores in the by June 1 will need to take the free COMPASS Math and/or Writing Assessment by June 1.
- Contact the NIACC Admissions Office to arrange for a COMPASS testing appointment. 1-888-466-4222, extension 4245.
- COMPASS testing is done at some high schools in April-May.