Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment college credit is subject to course and teacher approval and completion of all required application steps.  Courses may also be subject to cancellation for Concurrent Enrollment college credit by the college if the majority of the class does not choose to enroll in the Concurrent Enrollment or if the application process is not completed within the designated semester deadline.

See below for answers to the frequently asked questions about this program.

What is Concurrent Enrollment?

Eligible high school students may take college, career or technical courses to earn both high school credit and college credit when taking concurrent enrollment classes. Students may take designated classes at their high school or attend courses on college campuses including Arapahoe Community College or Metro State University. Students begin building a college transcript while they complete their high school graduation requirements.  Students must receive a grade of C or better to receive college credit.

 Courses offering Concurrent Enrollment will be identified by this symbol 

Am I eligible for Concurrent Enrollment?

High school students in grades 11-12 must demonstrate the academic ability and meet the necessary prerequisites to take concurrent enrollment classes. Students must create an Individualized Career and Academic Plan (ICAP), meet course prerequisite requirements, complete an application for the college, complete a concurrent enrollment agreement form at the district and take a placement test if applicable.

See Student Steps for Concurrent Enrollment

What is the college Opportunity Fund (COF)?

All students taking concurrent enrollment classes must apply for COF. The COF stipend pays a portion of a student’s tuition. All students must complete the COF application at

What’s the cost?

Tuition is paid by your school district and the College Opportunity Fund. Students are responsible for any textbook or fees associated with the class. Students will be expected to reimburse the district for the cost of the tuition if the student does not pass with a “C” or better.  See CE Promissory Note

Is this right for me? Will my credits transfer?

Concurrent Enrollment creates options for students still in high school. It prepares students for the rigor and culture of college. Students build a college transcript while still in high school. Students may transfer their college credits to any two or four year college or university. Check with the accepting institution for credit acceptance. gtPathways courses ( guaranteed to transfer to any public 4 year college or university in Colorado. 

Why is Concurrent Enrollment important?

  • Earning college credits while in high school helps students save on future tuition costs
  • Accelerate through college since you earn college credits in high school
  • Students may take more challenging or specialized courses on topics of particular interest
  • Tuition is paid at the Community College rate provided the student passes with a C or better