Each year, UAFS serves more than 800 students in the greater Fort Smith region through a variety of concurrent credit course options. Whether it be learning in one of the 10 areas of study in the Western Arkansas Technical Center, taking general education courses through UAFS at a local high school, or studying robotics or data analytics through a Regional Workforce Grant, the university offers myriad learning opportunities for students to prepare themselves for the transition to college or employment following high school.
Concurrent enrollment is a great way for students to earn high school credit while also obtaining college credit hours towards their future degree. These courses differ from Advance Placement (AP) coursework in that students are actually enrolled and participating in a college course taught by university faculty and regardless of exam scores earn the grade given at the end of the semester. Concurrent credit courses are the traditional semester in length rather than the full academic year, and are offered in a variety of ways through UAFS. Below you will find the 3 concurrent programs and details about each. Additionally, students have the opportunity to take concurrent credit courses on their own time or over the summer terms.