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U of I Dual-Credit Program Earns National Accreditation

May 10, 2019

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 10, 2019 — Idaho high school students enrolled in dual-credit courses through the University of Idaho now know without a doubt they are getting the same high-quality program as is delivered on campus.

U of I’s dual-credit program recently received accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) Accreditation Commission, one of seven newly accredited programs to join the group of 112 nationally accredited programs. The accreditation means the classes in which high school students can receive college credits are rigorous and provide an authentic college experience.

“The University of Idaho is committed to ensuring dual-credit courses are of the highest quality and receiving NACEP accreditation is a national stamp of approval for the quality and rigor of our program. Students who take high-quality dual-credit courses get a great head start on college, and this means they have a better chance of graduating on time and saving money,” said Cher Hendricks, vice provost for academic initiatives at U of I.

To earn accreditation, concurrent programs much conduct a self-study, document adherence to 17 NACEP standards and undergo rigorous peer review.

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The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky Conference. Learn more at uidaho.edu