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Are you a high school junior or senior interested in taking concurrent courses at Rogers State University?

Concurrent allows high school juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited high school to take college courses before graduating high school.

Plus, if you take at least one concurrent class at RSU during your senior year in high school, you qualify for a Concurrent Student Incoming Freshman Scholarship.

Concurrent classes may be taken at any of our three campuses (Claremore, Bartlesville and Pryor), online or through RSUTV’s Distance Learning Channel. Learn more about RSUTV’s distance learning course options.


High school senior and junior concurrent college enrollment students are eligible for up to 18 hours of tuition waiver during the fall, spring and summer terms. Students are required to pay all other expenses including fees, books and tuition above 18 hours per year.

How to Get Started

  • Step 1: The student is required to have a 3.0 GPA (unweighted) OR a 19 on the ACT/PreACT Composite OR 1010 on the SAT/PreSAT Composite.
  • Step 2: Submit your Application for Admission to RSU
  • Step 3: Send us your high school transcript. Contact your high school counselor for directions.
  • Step 4: Permission from parent/guardian and principal/high school counselor is required. The RSU admission application requires the student to provide those email addresses. An email will then be automatically sent to those email addresses for them to grant the student permission.

Let’s Get Enrolled in Class

  • Step 1: If you do not clear each ACT subject with a 19+ score or SAT subject with a 510+ score or have not taken the ACT or SAT, you are required to take placement testing. If you don’t know if you need placement testing, contact admissions at 918-343-7546 or [email protected].
  • Step 2: Meet with your advisor to get enrolled.
  • Step 3: Register for Concurrent Student Orientation.

Parent/Guardian Rights

Even if your young adult is not yet 18, concurrent students are considered “college students.” As college students, parents/guardians cannot access student information without an express, written Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) release on file with the college. This includes grades, attendance records, contact with the professors, overall performance and bills.

Student Self-discipline

  • Student is responsible for their own coursework.
  • Student will receive fewer reminders about coursework from college faculty.
  • College course grades are often determined by fewer assignments and potentially fewer exams. This means one low grade makes a larger impact on the course grade. Low grades may impact eligibility for high school extracurricular activities and continuation of concurrent enrollment.
  • Student is responsible for communicating with professors. Due to FERPA, professors are not allowed to release student information to parents/guardians without written permission from the student.
  • A high school student may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester not to exceed a full-time college workload of 19 semester credit hours. For purposes of calculating workload, one-half high school unit shall be equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work.
  • In addition to current high school workload, students should take into consideration obligations such as extracurricular activities, family commitments and work schedules.
  • With college courses, students often have more flexibility and freedom during their day; therefore, student self-discipline is very important.

Selecting College Courses

  • Discuss with the high school counselor the courses and scheduling that might work best, taking ALL of the student’s schedule into consideration.
  • If you have an excused absence for a high school activity, that is not an excused absence for a college course; therefore, you may not want to take a college course during a semester that you are involved in an activity that will cause you to have absences. (There are some college course activities that cannot be made up.)

High School and College Transcripts

  • Every concurrent college course grade will go on the high school transcript. This also includes courses taken during the summer semester.
  • Students must earn a 2.0 GPA to continue concurrent college enrollment at any state system institution.

Have questions or need help?

For questions and more information, please contact:

[email protected]