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High School Concurrent

High school students interested in the challenge of college courses can enroll in CU-Boulder courses and earn dual credit.

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High School Concurrent

Take College Courses While in High School and Earn Dual Credit

The High School Concurrent Program is intended for high school students interested in the challenge of completing college courses at the University of Colorado Boulder. High School Concurrent students earn college credit that may also be applied to high school graduation requirements.

The application process for spring 2015 is now open: If you would like to learn more about participating in spring 2015, please schedule an appointment with your high school counselor or email tisdalek@colorado.edu.

High School Concurrent Eligibility

All high school students aged 16 and over are eligible to enroll in college courses with parent/guardian and high school counselor/principal permission. Home school students are eligible with parent permission.

If you are a Colorado high school junior or senior under the age of 21 enrolled in a public high school, you may be eligible to receive tuition assistance from your school district for college courses taken during the fall and spring semesters. Talk to your high school counselor about your school district’s policy. Boulder and St. Vrain Valley students can find information on their district’s webpages. If you are paying for your courses yourself, you may also enroll in Evening and Online credit courses.

High School Concurrent Courses

You will work with your high school counselor, parent/guardian, and the program coordinator at CU-Boulder to determine which CU courses will be the best fit for your goals. Maybe you want to advance your studies in math, science, or modern languages beyond what your high school offers. Or maybe you want to try something new. The opportunities are almost limitless!

If you are approved for tuition assistance, you will need to take courses offered by the CU-Boulder main campus. High school concurrent students enroll in main campus CU courses on a space-available basis via a program called ACCESS. Main campus courses are offered two or three days a week for about an hour, anytime between 8 am and 4 pm. High school students will typically need two free periods to take one course at CU.

High School Concurrent Contact

Kathryn Tisdale, program manager, is available to assist students, parents, and counselors with questions. Call 303-735-5456 or email tisdalek@colorado.edu.

Academic Advising

Our academic advisors can help you plan your course of study and your schedule. We help main campus students looking for a way to earn credits and stay on schedule to graduate, former students interested in completing their degrees, new students focused on earning college credits without interrupting work and family schedules, and more.

No matter the situation, we are committed to helping you explore your educational goals.

Schedule an appointment with our Academic Advisors.

High School Concurrent Enrollment

First, talk to your parent/guardian and your high school counselor about your interest in the program and complete an application.

After your application is received and processed, you will receive an Invitation to Enroll complete with all the information you will need to enroll in courses via CU’s online student portal. Search course listing
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High School Concurrent Enrollment in Summer Classes

High school students may enroll in summer courses, however, district-sponsored tuition assistance is only available during the fall and spring semesters. Participation requires written permission from both a parent/guardian and a high school counselor/principal (home school students require parent permission only). Limited scholarships may be available. For more information, visit the Summer Session website.

MyCUInfo and IdentiKey

MyCUInfo is the online campus portal and an important tool. It gives you access to credit course enrollment, your CU student email account, campus announcements, semester schedule, tuition bill, book lists, clicker registration, posted assignments, your final grades, and more.

You’ll need an Identikey, or a unique username, to log in to and access MyCUInfo. An Identikey allows you to register for CU courses and provides you with access to online services and campus computing facilities. Use your student identification number to activate your IdentiKey at cuidm.colorado.edu.

If you have questions, contact us at ceregistration@colorado.edu or 303-492-5148.

Continuing Education Important Dates

Fall 2014
March 31 Fall Enrollment Begins
Aug. 22, Aug. 25 Nondegree/ACCESS Enrollment
Aug. 25 Main Campus Classes Begin
Sept. 1 Labor Day (University Closed)
Sept. 2 Continuing Education Classes Begin
Sept. 5 Nontraditional Student Scholarship Deadline
Sept. 24 Fall Tuition Due
Nov. 24-28 Fall Break (No Classes)
Nov. 27-28 Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed)
Dec. 12 Last Day of Classes
Dec. 14 Last Day to Drop Self-paced Online Classes
Dec. 14-18 Final Exams
Spring 2015

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Nov. 3 Spring Enrollment Begins
Dec. 15 Self-paced Online Course Enrollment Begins
Jan. 9, Jan. 12 Nondegree/ACCESS Enrollment
Jan. 12 Main Campus Classes Begin
Jan. 19 MLK Holiday (University Closed)
Jan. 20 Continuing Education Classes Begin
Jan. 30 Nontraditional Student Scholarship Deadline
Feb. 5 Spring Tuition Due
March 23-27 Spring Break (No Classes)
March 27 Spring Break Holiday (University Closed)
May 3-7 Final Exams
May 9 Spring Commencement

ACCESS Academic Calendar

Fall 2014
Aug. 22 ACCESS/Nondegree Enrollment Begins
Aug. 25 Classes Begin
Sept. 1 Labor Day (University Closed)
Sept. 2-3 Senior Auditors Program Registration Begins
Sept. 3 Add/Waitlist Deadline
Sept. 3 University-sponsored Health Insurance Deadline
Sept. 8 Petition for In-state Tuition Deadline
Sept. 10 Drop a Course**, 100% Tuition Adjustment*
Sept. 12 Deadline to Request Pass/Fail or No-credit Status
Sept. 12 College Opportunity Fund Eligibility Deadline^^
Sept. 24 Tuition Due
Sept. 24 Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment*
Oct. 8 Deadline to Withdraw**, 40% Tuition Adjustment*
Oct. 31 Deadline to Withdraw** without Signatures of Approval, No Refund
Oct. 31 Petition to Waive CUSG Student Fee Package
Oct. 31 Same-day Final Exams Rearrangement Deadline
Nov. 24-28 Fall Break (No Classes)
Nov. 27-28 Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed)
Dec. 8 Add a Course with Instructor Signature, Without Petitioning
Dec. 12 Last Day of Classes
Dec. 13 Reading Day
Dec. 14-18 Final Exams
Dec. 20 Commencement
Jan. 12 Spring Classes Begin
Spring 2015

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Jan. 9 ACCESS/Nondegree Enrollment Begins
Jan. 12 Classes Begin
Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Day (University Closed)
Jan. 20-21 Senior Auditors Program Registration Begins
Jan. 21 Add/Waitlist Deadline
Jan. 26 Petition for In-state Tuition Deadline
Jan. 28 Petition to Waive CUSG Student Fee Package
Jan. 28 Drop a Course**, 100% Tuition Adjustment*
Jan. 30 Deadline to Request Pass/Fail or No-credit Status
Jan. 30 College Opportunity Fund Eligibility Deadline^^
Feb. 5 University-sponsored Health Insurance Deadline
Feb. 5 Tuition Due
Feb. 11 Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment*
Feb. 25 Deadline to Withdraw**, 40% Tuition Adjustment*
March 20 Deadline to Withdraw** without Signatures of Approval, No Refund
March 20 Same-day Final Exams Rearrangement Deadline
March 23-27 Spring Break (No Classes)
March 27 Spring Break Holiday (University Closed)
April 27 Add a Course with Instructor Signature, Without Petitioning
May 1 Last Day of Classes
May 2 Reading Day
May 3-7 Final Exams
May 9 Commencement
May 11 Summer Session/Maymester Classes Begin

* Students’ eligibility for a possible tuition adjustment or refund is dependent on residency status and number of credits. Non-resident students are not eligible for a tuition adjustment if they are enrolled in 4 or more credits after dropping or withdrawing from a course or courses.

** Withdraw by 11:59 p.m. online using MyCUInfo or 5 p.m. in person or by email to ceregistration@colorado.edu. A grade of W will appear on your transcript.

^^ If a College Opportunity Fund (COF) eligible student adds a course after this date, according to Colorado Department of Higher Education policy, the student will pay full tuition for the course, including the amount normally paid by COF, and the course will not be credited to COF hours used.

ACCESS Tuition Rates

Fall 2014 And Spring 2015 ACCESS and Nondegree Tuition Rates

In-State and Out-of-State Undergraduate
Credit Hours COF Voucher In-State Total Tuition Student Share After COF* Out-of-State Total Tuition
1 $75 $452 $377 $1,138
2 150 904 754 2,276
3 225 1,356 1,131 3,414
4 300 1,808 1,508 15,705
5 375 2,260 1,885 15,705
6 450 2,712 2,262 15,705
7 525 3,164 2,639 15,705
8 600 3,616 3,016 15,705
9 675 4,068 3,393 15,705
10 750 4,520 3,770 15,705
11 825 4,972 4,147 15,705
12 900 5,424 4,524 15,705
13 975 5,499 4,524 15,705
14 1,050 5,574 4,524 15,705
15 1,125 5,649 4,524 15,705
16 1,200 5,724 4,524 15,705
17 1,275 5,799 4,524 15,705
18 1,350 5,874 4,524 15,705
In-State and Out-of-State Graduate
Credit Hours In-State A&S/Other In-State Law Out-of-State A&S/Other Out-of-State Law
1 $568 $1,651 $1,529 $2,028
2 1,136 3,302 3,058 4,056
3 1,704 4,953 4,587 6,084
4 2,272 6,604 6,116 8,112
5 2,840 8,255 7,645 10,140
6 3,408 9,906 9,174 12,168
7 3,976 11,557 10,703 14,196
8 4,544 13,208 12,232 16,224
9+ 5,112 14,859 13,761 18,252

* College Opportunity Fund (COF). If you have applied and authorized the COF vouchers, you are only responsible for paying the student share for COF eligible hours. This year, the COF voucher is worth $75 per credit hour. Credit hours over 18: add $75 per credit hour for total tuition; student share remains the same.

The Board of Regents reserves the right to change the tuition and fee rates at any time.

Course and program fees are assessed in some schools and departments. Lab courses not linked to a lecture course may require a course fee. A & S Tech Fee (ASSET) Fee of $1.32 per credit hour assessed for Arts and Sciences courses. Course, program, and ASSET fees are nonrefundable.

For tuition not paid by the published due date, a 1% service charge will be assessed on the unpaid balance, and a financial stop will be placed on your record. All tuition and refund determinations are subject to audit.

Nontraditional Student Scholarship

Continuing Education offers a Nontraditional Student Scholarship each semester. The scholarship awards funding toward the cost of one course up to a maximum of $700 and is competitive based on an essay. Nondegree seeking students (students not formally admitted to a CU degree program) age 22+ are eligible to apply. The deadline for submitting the spring application is Jan. 30.