Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment allows students to take college courses while enrolled in high school.

Many FCPS students wish to experience a course on a college campus before completing high school. They find that taking a course on a college campus while in high school (concurrent enrollment) prepares them to transition to college.

Credits

High school students can take a college course for:

  • College credit.
  • Both high school and college credit.

To get high school credit you must get permission from your high school before enrolling in the college course.

  • Courses will only transfer back to the FCPS transcript if fulfilling a graduation requirement.
  • Concurrent courses with a DE designation will have a 1.0 weight consistent with other college level courses.
  • If a concurrent course does not have a DE designation, the course will not be weighted on the FCPS transcript
  • Students should be prepared to send a NOVA transcript with any of their college applications.

College courses taken for high school credit must meet Virginia Department of Education guidelines including:

  • The college must accept the student for admission to the course or courses.
  • The course or courses must be a degree credit(s) (remedial courses will not be accepted).

Scroll down for a list of reviewed college courses that are aligned to FCPS high school credits.

Students planning to use these courses to meet requirements at  Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) should meet with a NOVA academic advisor before enrolling in the course.

NOVA has transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities. Review these agreements if you are planning on transferring college credits.

Fees

Individual colleges and universities set the cost for their courses. Tuition is paid to the college or university.

FCPS Courses and Concurrent College Equivalents 

Career and Technical Education

Business and Information Technology

FCPS Course College Courses College
Advanced Programming DE (6641DE)
1 credit
ITP 150
4 credits
NOVA
Cyber: CISCO 1A & 1B DE (8542DU) & (8543DU)
1 credit
ITN 154
4 credits
NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)
Cyber: CISCO 2A DE (8544DU)
1 credit
ITN 155
4 credits
NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)
Cyber: CISCO 2B DE (8545DU)
1 credit
ITN 156
4 credits
NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)
Cyber: Cloud Computing DE (6651DU)
1 credit
ITN 257
3 credits
NOVA
Cyber: Computer Systems Technology 2, A+ DE (8629DE)
2 credits
ITN 106
ITN 107
6 credits
NOVA
Cyber: Network Administration 1 DE (6304DE)
1 credit
ITN 101
3 credits
NOVA
Cyber: Oracle 1 DE (6660DU)
1 credit
ITD 132
3 credits
NOVA
Cyber: Oracle 2 DE (6662DU)
1 credit
ITD 134
3 credits
NOVA

Family and Consumer Sciences

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Early Childhood Careers 1 DE (8285DE)
2 credits
CHD 120
CHD 145
6 credits
NOVA
Early Childhood Careers 2 DE (8286DE)
2 credits
CHD 165
3 credits
NOVA

Health and Medical Sciences

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Emergency Medical Technical 1 & 2 DE (8333DE) & (8334DE)
2 credits
EMS 111
EMS 120
8 credits
NOVA
Exploring the Language of Medicine DE (8383DE)
1 credit
HLT 141
1 credit
NOVA
Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy 1 DE (8365DE)
2 credits
HIM 111
3 credits
NOVA

Marketing

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Entrepreneurship 1 DE (9093DE)
1 credit
BUS 116
3 credits
NOVA
Entrepreneurship 2 DE (9072DE)
1 credit
BUS 165
3 credits
NOVA

Technology and Engineering Education

FCPS Courses College Course College
Architectural Drawing ARC 123 NOVA

Trade and Industrial

FCPS Courses College Course College
Automotive Collision Services 1 DE (8676DE)
1 credit
AUT 100
AUB 106
6 credits
NOVA
Automotive Collision Services 2 DE (8677DE)
2 credits
AUB 118
4 credits
NOVA
Automotive Technology 1 DE (8506DU)
1 credit
AUT 100
2 credits
NOVA
Automotive Technology 2 DE (8507DE)
2 credits
AUT 265
4 credits
NOVA
Automotive Technology 3 DE (8508DE)
2 credits
AUT 266
4 credits
NOVA
Heating, Ventilation, AC, & Refrigeration 1 DE (8503DE)
1 credit
AIR 111
3 credits
NOVA
Heating, Ventilation,AC, & Refrigeration 2 DE (8504DE)
2 credits
AIR 121
4 credits
NOVA

Fine and Performing Arts

Theatre Arts

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Theatre 3 DE (1430DE)
1 credit
CST 130
3 credits
NOVA

Visual Arts

FCPS Courses College Course College
Photography 1 (919311) PHT 101 and PHT 102 NOVA
Studio Art and Design 2 (913000) ART 101 and ART 102 NOVA
Studio Art and Design 4 (914700) ART 131 and ART 132 NOVA

General Education

English

FCPS Courses College Course College
English 11 DE (1150DE)*
1 credit
*available thru FCPS online campus 
ENG 111
ENG 112
6 credits
NOVA
English 12 DE (1160DE)*
1 credit
ENG 111
ENG 112
6 credits
NOVA
English 12 DE (1160DW)*
(ENG 112 DE Pre-requisite)
1 credit

ENG 255
3 credits
NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)
 
English 12 DE (1160DW)
1 credit
ENG 112* and one of the following:
ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, ENG 276, ENG 279.
6 credits with an additional 3 possible for AP Language Exam
*ENG 111 prerequisite for ENG 112. Students who achieve a 3 or higher on the AP language exam are eligible to earn credit for ENG 111.
NOVA
Speech Communication (130000)
1 credit
CST 100
2 credits
NOVA
Film Study (144632)
0.5 Credit
ENG 279*
3 credits
*Cannot be used for duplicate credit if used with English 12 DE (1160DW)
NOVA

General Education

FCPS Courses College Courses College
CS Programming DE (6640DE)
1 credit
ITP 100
3 credits
NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)
College Success Skills DE (01111DE)
0.50 credit
SDV 100
1 Credit
NOVA
Teachers for Tomorrow 1 DE (9062DE)
1 credit
EDU 200
3 credits
NOVA
Teachers for Tomorrow 2 DE (9072DE)
1 credit
EDU 280
NOVA
3 credits
NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)

Mathematics

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Calculus DE (3177DE)
1 credit
MTH 263
MTH 264
8 credits
NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)
Complex Analysis (3178DS)
0.5 credit
MATH 411
3 credits
GMU
(Begin SY 22-23)
Differential Equations (3178DU)
0.5 credit
MATH 214
3 credits
GMU
(Begin SY 22-23)
Discrete Structures, Data Structures and Algorithms DE (3200DE)
1 credit
CSC 208
CSC 223
7 credits
NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)
Linear Algebra DE (3198DE) MATH 203
3 credits
GMU
(Begin SY 22-23)
Multivariable Calculus DE (3178DE)
0.5 credit
MATH 213
3 credits
GMU
Matrix Algebra DE (3198DE)
0.5 credit
MATH 203
3 credits
GMU
(Begin SY 22-23)
Precalculus with Trigonometry DE (3160DE)
1 credit
Available thru FCPS Online Campus
MTH 161
MTH 162
6 credits
NOVA
Precalculus with Trigonometry DE (3160DE)
1 credit
MTH 167
(5 credits)
NOVA

Science

FCPS Courses College Courses College
Biology 2 DE (4370DE)
1 credit
Bio 101 including Lab
4 credits
NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)
Chemistry 2 DE (4421DE)
1 credit
CHM 111 including Lab
4 credits
NOVA
Environmental Science DE (4270DE)
1 credit
ENV 121 including Lab
4 credits
NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)
Environmental Science DE (4270DE)
1 credit
ENV 122 including Lab
4 credits
NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)
Human Anatomy and Physiology DE (4330DE)
1 credit
BIO 141 and BIO 142 including Labs
8 credits
NOVA
GeoSpatial Analysis (4220D1)
1 credit
TBA JMU
Physics 1 DE (4510DE)
1 credit
PHY 201 NOVA
(Begin SY 22-23)

Social Studies

FCPS Courses College Courses College
US VA Government DE (2440DE)
1 credit
*available thru FCPS online campus
PLS 135
3 credits
NOVA
US VA History DE (2360DE)
1 credit
HIS 121
HIS 122
6 credits
NOVA
World History and Geography 1 DE (2219DE)
1 credit
HIS 101
HIS 111
6 credits
NOVA
World History and Geography 2 DE (2221DE)
1 credit
HIS 102
HIS 112
6 credits
NOVA
African American History DE (2371DE)
1 Credit
HIS 141
HIS 142
6 Credits
NOVA
Begin SY 22-32)

World Languages

Additional testing may be required in order to take a specific World Language course at NOVA. Completion of FCPS courses may not guarantee placement into a specific NOVA World Language course. Dual Enrollment World Language courses may not exactly match Concurrent Enrollment World Language courses as the concurrent enrollment assumes all courses are taken through NOVA or a placement test has been given to ensure appropriate placement.

In order to earn this DE credit, students must have completed the first 3 levels with FCPS.

FCPS Courses College Course College
Arabic 1 ARA 101
ARA 102
NOVA
Arabic 2 ARA 201
ARA 202
NOVA
ASL 4 ASL 201
ASL 202
6 credits
NOVA
French 4 DE (5140DE)
1 credit
FRE 201
FRE 202
6 credits
NOVA
German 1 GER 101
GER 102
NOVA
German 2 GER 201
GER 202
NOVA
Japanese 1 JPN 101
JPN 102
NOVA
Latin 4 DE (5340DE)
1 credit
LAT 201
LAT 202
6 credits
NOVA
Russian 1 RUS 101
RUS 102
NOVA
Russian 2 RUS 201
RUS 202
NOVA
Spanish 4 DE (5540DE)
1 Credit
SPA 201
SPA 202
6 Credits
NOVA

NOVA - Northern Virginia Community College
GMU - George Mason University
JMU - James Madison University