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College of Arts & Sciences

Concurrent Credit Partnership

Earn Baker University Credits While You're in High School

Candi Stewart

Coordinator of Concurrent Credit

Baker University offers outstanding opportunities for students in grades 9 through 12 to complete college courses while meeting high school graduation requirements.

At Baker, we empower students with the knowledge, skills, and values to make a meaningful impact on their professions, communities, and the world.

  • The concurrent credit program offers students the opportunity to take courses within the familiar setting of their high school or to participate in online self-paced courses.
  • All courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who offer excellent experiences in learning as well as guidance and support.
  • All Baker concurrent credit courses are accredited by the same body and transfer to other institutions in the same way as traditional Baker coursework.

Concurrent Credit Benefits

Academic and financial advantages:

  • Student success in rigorous courses
  • Affordable university credit
  • Reduction in college expense
  • Qualification for Baker scholarships
  • Familiarization with heftier course loads, rigor of college, time management skills, and communication skills

Interaction with highly qualified faculty:

  • High school staff are master teachers.
  • Collaborating Baker University staff hold doctoral degrees.
  • Experience with college-level work while receiving support from your high school teacher
  • Counselor’s guidance in determining readiness for college-level course work

Scholarship Opportunity: Stay in the Baker Family

As a concurrent credit student, you may be eligible for a scholarship when you attend Baker full time after your high school graduation.

We want you to stay in the Baker family, so we offer a $64,000 scholarship over a four-year, degree-seeking enrollment period to students who earn a C or better in their concurrent credit course.

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Nursing School Opportunity

Students who plan to pursue a degree in nursing may take their nursing prerequisite courses through the concurrent credit program. This may give them the opportunity for preferred admissions into the School of Nursing.

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Enrollment Process

Courses Offered in the Student’s High School

  • Enrollment window for fall 2024 courses is from August 19 to August 30, 2024.
  • Enrollment window for spring 2025 courses is from January 3 to February 7, 2025.

Virtual Courses

  • Enrollment window for fall 2024 courses is from August 12  to September13, 2024.
  • Enrollment window for spring 2025 courses is from December 2, 2024 to January 17, 2025.

Course Availability & Timelines

Contact your high school counselor for course availability and timelines.

Homeschool students contact Candi Stewart at

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Concurrent Credit FAQs

Am I eligible to earn Baker credits?

What grade must I achieve to also earn college credit from Baker?

How much does it cost?

I have already earned my Baker credits, but I need to transfer them to another university. How do I do this?

Who should I contact if I have more questions about enrollment or my grade?

Where can I find my tax information for my tuition payment to Baker?


General Grading Policies

Baker University uses a straight letter grade system: Plus and minus grades are not given. The only grades available to the instructor are A, B, C, D, and F.

A grade of “incomplete” is not an option for concurrent credit courses. Students should contact their school counselor in the case of exceptional circumstances.