Concurrent Enrollment Program

BRTC's Concurrent Enrollment program is accredited through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.


  • Registration for Fall 2024 is now open!
  • Steps to get you started!

What is Concurrent Enrollment?

Concurrent education is when a high school student is enrolled in a college course for both high school and college-level credit.  The course may be

  • taught on a high school campus,
  • taught on the college campus, or
  • taught by distance/digital technology.

Who is Eligible for Concurrent Enrollment?

  • High school students who have completed the 8th grade,
  • Enrolled in an Arkansas high school,
  • Recommended by his/her high school principal, superintendent, or counselor, and
  • the combined college courses and high school enrollment does not exceed a normal academic load.

Participating Schools

  • Brookland High School
  • Corning High School
  • Hillcrest High School
  • Hoxie High School
  • Greene County Tech High School
  • Maynard High School
  • Marmaduke High School
  • Paragould High School
  • Piggott High School
  • Pocahontas High School
  • Sloan-Hendrix High School
  • Walnut Ridge High School
  • Rector High School
  • Valley View High School
  • Arkansas Virtual Academy

Student Information

To register for concurrent classes at BRTC, please submit the following documentation:

  • Application (obtain this from your high school counselor)
  • transcript
  • shot record
  • full set of test scores (ACT, Accuplacer, 9th or 10th grade Aspire)
  • FERPA form

The following state-mandated testing minimums determine eligibility to participate in BRTC’s Concurrent Enrollment Program.

As you can see, some concurrent classes require only one subscore, while others require two or more.

Reading English Math
ACT 19 19 19
SAT 470 450 460
Aspire-9th or 10th
428 428 432
PSAT 47 45 46
Accuplacer NG
251 251 251

Students close to our Pocahontas campus can call 870-248-4156 to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer.

Students close to our Paragould campus can call 870-239-0969 to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer.

****Access Accuplacer Study Materials

Type of Course Reading English Math Total Test
Any General Education Course YES NO NO 1
Any General Education English Course YES YES NO 2
Any General Education Math Course YES NO YES 2
Any Career and Technical Education Course YES VARIES VARIES VARIES

Student Applications

Tuition Information

  • All credit/debit card transactions are assessed a 2.35% service fee with a $1.00 minimum.
  • All e-check transactions are assessed a $1.25 service fee.

Establish a payment plan

  • Pay by phone
  • Pay in person
  • Pay online

Black River Technical College
Attn: Finance
P.O. Box 468
Pocahontas, AR 72455

3 credit hour course = $125
4 credit hour course = $167

*Books/supplies must be purchased by the student unless the school district provides them.

  • Tuition Refunds

Instructor & Counselor Information

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