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Arizona Western College offers classes and life-long learning opportunities to students in Yuma and La Paz counties and beyond.
New students who have not previously attended AWC can get started with our First Steps guide.
Returning students who have not taken AWC courses within the past year will need to create an account and reapply for admission. Students who have attended AWC within the past year do not need to reapply and are encouraged to make an appointment with an academic advisor to plan a course of study, and log into Student Planning to plan and register for classes.
High School Students
High school students can take classes for a reduced rate until the age of 18 either as a dual enrollment student earning both high school and college credit in a class taught at their high school, or as a concurrent student, taking classes at the college or online for credit. Students need to create an account and apply for admission. See your high school guidance counselor for information on how you can earn high school credit by taking AWC classes.
Veteran and Military Students
If you are a military active duty, veteran, or dependent, be sure to indicate so on your admission application. Active duty military and their dependents, as well as military veterans who are honorably discharged, are granted in-state tuition. Stop by the Veteran and Military Student Center on the 2nd floor of the College Community Center or visit the Military and Veteran page for more information on services available to our Military and Veteran students and their families.
Students who have received credit from other institutions and would like those credits transferred to AWC are invited to submit an online request for evaluation of credits. Transfer students requesting evaluation are required to request official transcripts from the prior institution be sent directly to the AWC Transfer Services Office. Visit the Transfer Services area for more information.
Early College Experience - Concurrent Credit
Arizona Western College has created an exciting new tuition rate designed especially for our younger students. Access to college classes helps students still in high school investigate career paths, complement their high school education, and discover their passions. For some students, it’s a chance for them to take control of their future.
Students age 17 and under will pay only $25 a credit hour for classes at Arizona Western College. This is less than one-third of the standard tuition of $82. The cost savings is over $170 for a standard three-credit class.
The college currently has hundreds of highly-motivated, 17-and-under students doing rigorous, college-level work at AWC. We’re hoping that this new tuition rate encourages more of them to stick their toe in the water, whether to work on their general education requirements* -- at a huge discount -- that they can use to transfer to a university, or to explore one of our career-technical pathways that can lead them directly to good-paying employment.
Early College Tuition Facts:
- This is not a short-term promotion, this is a new tuition rate
- Available to any student 17 and under at the time of registration
- Tuition available beginning with Summer 2017 session at AWC
- • Registration opens for all students at least two months before the next semester (students with previously completed AWC credits may be eligible to register at an earlier date depending on total credits accumulated - check here for registration dates)
- Tuition is $25 per credit hour (or $75 total for a 3-credit course)
- Standard tuition is $82 per credit hour
- Students who register after they turn 18 will not be eligible for the $25 rate
- Students who are dropped for non-payment and re-register after they turn 18 may not be eligible for $25 rate
- Students who switch classes after their 18th birthday may not be eligible for the $25 rate
*Students must satisfy any designated course pre-requisites to be eligible to enroll. Pre-requisites may be satisfied with sufficient scores on the AWC Placement Test, ACT or SAT test, or previous coursework as outlined in the course catalog.
Students under the age of 18 may apply for admission but will be required to meet with the Advisement Services Office to complete an Underage Student Enrollment Agreement Form prior to registering for classes. Underage students will not be permitted to register for classes online and will need to submit a signed registration form to the Admissions & Registration office. Find out more about your rights as a student in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Dual enrollment is an opportunity for high school students to get a jump start on college. Dual enrollment courses allow students to earn both high school and college credit, at their high school, during regular school hours. The credit earned by these students will go on their individual Arizona Western College (AWC) transcripts and may be transferred to a community college or university upon high school graduation.
Currently over forty different dual enrollment courses are being offered through YUHSD, PUHSD, AUHSD & YCHS. As an institution, we strive to strengthen their high school partnerships and grow our offerings at each campus. The main focus of the program is for AWC to serve high schools and their surrounding communities. As a result students can experience a seamless transfer from their high school to AWC through Dual Enrollment.
Research shows that dual enrollment students are more likely to receive a high school diploma, go into college immediately after high school, get higher degrees or certificates and have a shorter completion rate of the bachelorette degree. Also, it is reported that about 30% of these students are able to earn their associates degree along with their high school diploma.
Students attending the dual enrollment course, at their high school, will pay only $25 a credit hour for classes at Arizona Western College no matter their age. This is less than one-third of the standard tuition of $82. The cost savings is over $170 for a standard three-credit class.
Dual Enrollment classes:
- Provide quality learning opportunities.
- Help high school students prepare for college.
- Students will experience college-level courses and curriculum.
- All approved curriculum and text has been established and maintained by Arizona Western College.
- Classes are taught by AWC approved faculty.
- These challenging courses enhance higher level thinking skills.
- Provide incentive to advance beyond the high school level.
- Best of all, transition from high school to college begins early and occurs conveniently in a familiar and comfortable environment.
- The Arizona Western Dual Enrollment Program serves ten high schools, public and private, across Yuma and La Paz counties.
- The Dual Enrollment Program has approximately forty courses available to the students.
Note: DUAL enrollment courses allow students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time on their high school campus during the course of their traditional school day. Dual enrollment courses are taught by vetted high school instructors, but are employees of the high school district. Dual enrollment course offerings are subject to the credentials of the staff on the high school campus as well as course availability. CONCURRENT enrollment is the same principle, but courses are taken by students individually at AWC or online and cater to the student’s individual interests.