Northwest University - College of Adult and Professional Studies

1. School seeks approval to offer concurrent credit courses by submitting:
    a. Concurrent Credit Instructor Application
    b. Instructor’s resume or CV
    c. Instructor’s transcripts (official or copy certified by the high school.)
    d. Concurrent Credit Course Application
    e. Syllabus and supporting documents

2. Northwest University school dean appoints a faculty member to consider the faculty qualifications and course proposal.

3. Northwest University faculty reviews the instructor’s transcripts and resume and determines whether the instructor is qualified to teach the course. Considerations for approval are: sufficient formal education in the requested subject area, related work experience in content area, and demonstration of ability to present selected curriculum at the expected collegiate level for concurrent enrollment credit.

4. Northwest University faculty reviews the course materials for alignment of the proposed course to the Northwest University course. This step may involve a request for specific course materials and/or proposed changes to the high school curriculum to ensure alignment of course content, competencies and outcomes.

5. School signs the Concurrent Credit Agreement. School and Concurrent Credit office prepare materials to distribute to students and parents.


1. Northwest University faculty partners with the high school instructor by:
    a. Collaborating in the design of the course.
    b. Communication, classroom visits, and review of the final grade assignments in conjunction with an evaluation of the final exam.
    c. Offering and participating in professional development opportunities.

2. Concurrent Credit Office: First point of contact with Concurrent Credit schools
    a. Collects Instructor Application and accompanying materials and distributes to appropriate Northwest University faculty member.
    b. Collects Course Application and supporting documents and distributes to appropriate Northwest University faculty member.
    c. Notifies high school of course approval and sends appropriate course documentation and information to the concurrent credit instructor.
    d. Prepares and distributes publicity information to appropriate school personnel.
    e. Participates in parent meetings, coordinating the dates with the high school and appropriate Northwest University personnel.

3. High School instructor:
    a. Collaborates with the assigned Northwest University faculty member to ensure course objectives are met.
    b. Participates in professional development opportunities and other Northwest University sponsored activities.
    c. Distributes course information to students in applicable classes.
    d. Coordinates student registration with the Concurrent Credit Office.
    e. Assists students with course requirements and procedures.
    f. Completes and submits grades to the Northwest University Registrar’s Office.


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