Steps to Enroll
Requirements to Participate
1. The student must have completed the eighth grade and be enrolled in an accredited public or private secondary school or home school.
2. Concurrent enrollment students are only allowed to take freshman and/or sophomore level courses that are approved through and included in the ASU-Beebe Catalog. The general education courses offered for concurrent credit are listed in the ASU-Beebe online catalog and the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS).
3. Students must meet all course prerequisite requirements, as per the ASU-Beebe online catalog.
4. The student's high school counselor, principal, designee, or superintendent must approve the specific courses and the number of hours in which the student desires to enroll each semester by signing the Concurrent Enrollment and Policy Form.
5. The student must submit a Concurrent Enrollment and Policy Form showing they are a student in good standing at their high school and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale along with qualifying ACT, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS scores. The student's counselor, designee, or principal must sign on the Concurrent Enrollment and Policy Form for these items. Home schooled students will need to provide the Concurrent Enrollment and Policy Form, along with a transcript showing the GPA plus an ACT or ACCUPLACER score sheet. The Concurrent Enrollment and Policy Form requires the signature of a parent or guardian, the student, and a high school designee.
6. The student must provide standardized test scores (ACT, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS) indicating that he/she meets the minimum placement test scores established for the course or program in which he/she wants to enroll. High school students must have the following scores in order to enroll in ANY general education concurrent enrollment course.
Students must score at least a 19 on the ACT in English AND Reading to enroll in Freshman English I (78 in Reading and 83 in English on the ACCUPLACER) and at least a 19 on the ACT in Math and Reading to enroll in College Algebra (80 in Algebra on the ACCUPLACER - Elementary Algebra). ASU-Beebe, ASU-Beebe Searcy campus, ASU-Beebe Heber Springs campus, and ASU-Beebe LRAFB campus administer the ACCUPLACER exam. Information regarding ACCUPLACER testing is available on our Testing Services website or by contacting the desired ASU-Beebe campus location or the Office of Concurrent Enrollment.
7. Only high school seniors who possess at least an ACT sub-test score of 17 in English, reading or mathematics (or comparable ACCUPLACER score) may enroll in the requisite remedial/ developmental education courses in English, reading, and mathematics at an ASU-Beebe campus. Completion of remedial/developmental education courses at ASU-Beebe does not guarantee college-level course placement at another Arkansas college/university, unless there is a written/signed college course placement agreement between the universities. Remedial/developmental education courses cannot be used to meet the high school or university core subject area/unit requirements in English or math.
8. A concurrently enrolled student will be classified as non-degree seeking and will not be eligible for financial aid.
9. The student must complete the ASU-Beebe High School Concurrent Enrollment and Policy Form for each semester/term of enrollment.
10. Students are responsible for the payment of their tuition and fees for concurrent courses, and for the purchasing of the textbook (unless texts are supplied by the high school).
Frequently Asked Questions
A student enrolled in grade 12 only at a public secondary school who possesses at least an ACT sub-score of 17 in English, reading or mathematics (or an equivalent measure) may enroll in remedial/developmental education courses in English, reading and mathematics on an Arkansas State University-Beebe campus during a regular fall or spring semester. Remedial/developmental courses taken on the college campus must be completed before a student is eligible to enroll in concurrent classes on their high school campus. ASU-Beebe's remedial/developmental courses which are linked to General Education Core courses must be taken in conjunction with the linked core course with the matching section number on the ASU-Beebe Schedule of Classes.
The successful completion of remedial/developmental education courses in English, reading and mathematics at one college or university does not guarantee college course placement at another college or university. The student is responsible for checking the placement requirements for the college/university of their choice.
Public school students in grade 12 only who are enrolled in remedial/developmental education courses will not be counted for public higher education funding purposes; therefore, remedial education cost will be at the current on-campus rate.
Any general education class taken concurrently with ASU-Beebe will be transferrable to all public colleges and universities in the state of Arkansas. The majority of classes are also accepted by private colleges in the state, but students should contact the Registrar's Office of any private colleges they are considering before enrolling.
With the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's Course Transfer System (ACTS) students can view how general education courses transfer from and to the various Arkansas public colleges and universities. Using this information, students, parents, and school personnel can select an institution from the list provided and view how courses transfer. Some majors will have different requirements and/or may substitute courses for their program. Most institutions require a letter grade of "C" or better for transfer.
Students may still enroll in classes for concurrent credit either online or on one of ASU-Beebe's campuses if given permission by their school counselor. Students who wish to take concurrent classes that attend a non-partner high school will also need to complete the Concurrent Enrollment Verification form in addition to the Concurrent Enrollment Policy form.
Classes taken concurrently on a high school campus and taught by a high school instructor will be offered at the concurrent tuition rate which is 50% of ASU-Beebe's off campus tuition. No fees will be assessed. The cost for the 2017-2018 academic year for a 3-credit hour class is $156.
Classes taken concurrently on a high school campus and taught by an ASU-Beebe instructor will be offered at the off campus tuition rate. No fees will be assessed. The cost for the 2017-2018 academic year for a 3-credit hour class is $315.
Classes taken concurrently on the campuses of ASU-Beebe will be offered at normal tuition and fee rates. The cost for the 2017-2018 academic year for a 3-credit hour class is approximately $354.
Classes taken concurrently through ASU-Beebe's online program will be offered at normal tuition and fee rates. The cost for the 2017-2018 academic year for a 3-credit hour class is approximately $429.
The amount/type of fees paid by students will vary depending upon which campus students attend for their classes. The tuition and fee rates for the current academic year may be found on the Cashier's Office page HERE.
There are three options for students to pay for their concurrent tuition.
1) The student can bring a check for their tuition to their high school during registration day. ASU-Beebe staff will accept their payment after scheduling classes for the student.
2) Students or parents may call the ASU-Beebe Business Office and pay with their credit card information over the phone.
3) Students can pay their tuition in full via their Vanguard Portal or set up a payment plan. Instructions for paying through the Vanguard Portal are available HERE.
In a concurrent class, college credit is conferred based upon your cumulative effort in the class and a letter grade is added to your ASU-Beebe transcript. In AP courses, students must pass a standardized test at the end of the year to determine if they will be awarded college credit. Each college and university accepts different AP scores.
Students taking concurrent classes can withdraw or drop from a class and will follow the same procedures and deadlines as a regularly enrolled ASU-Beebe student. Concurrent students may be refunded their concurrent tuition if they submit their drop form to the Office of Concurrent Enrollment by the final financial drop date.
Yes, all students taking concurrent classes are guaranteed access to ASU-Beebe's library, tutoring center, advising offices, and other student services on campus.
Please contact staff listed at the bottom of the main Concurrent Enrollment page.