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. Students enroll in main campus CU courses on a space-available basis via a program called ACCESS.
Schedule an appointment with your high school counselor or email Program Manager, Kathryn Tisdale, at email@example.com to learn more
High School Concurrent Eligibility
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 approved for tuition assistance, you will need to take courses offered by the CU-Boulder main campus through the ACCESS program. 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. If you are paying for your courses yourself, you may also enroll in Evening and Online credit courses.
High School Concurrent Advising
You will work with your high school counselor, parent/guardian, and the CU-Boulder program coordinator to determine the CU courses that best fit your goals. Many students use this opportunity to advance in math, science, modern languages, and other subjects. Others use it as an opportunity to try something new.
Program Manager, Kathryn Tisdale, is available to assist students, parents, and counselors with questions. Call 303-735-5456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Concurrent Enrollment
Before applying, talk to your parent or guardian and your high school counselor about your interest in the High School Concurrent program. When you are ready, be sure to follow the specific application process outlined by your school district as well as the following steps:
- Complete the online High School Concurrent application
- When starting the online High School Concurrent application, be sure to select:
- “Undergraduate” for Career
- “Non-Degree UGRD” for Program
- “High School Student” for Field of Study
- Complete the Enrollment Memorandum of Understanding
- Public school students applying for financial assistance must complete additional paperwork provided by their individual school district. Financial assistance application deadlines will by district.
The deadline to submit the online application and the Enrollment Memorandum of Understanding is January 8, 2016.
After your completed application is processed, you will receive an invitation to enroll from CU-Boulder. The invitation will include all the information you need to enroll in courses via MyCUInfo, CU’s online student portal.
You can search course listings online prior to enrolling.
- High school students are also eligible to enroll in CU-Boulder Summer Session courses. Learn more and apply
Call 303-735-5456 or email email@example.com for more information.
Some courses at CU, including mathematics, engineering, language and all graduate-level courses, may be restricted and will require either proof of completed prerequisites or departmental permission to enroll. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about the course you intend to take.
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).
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 email@example.com or 303-492-5148.
Continuing Education Important Dates
| Nov 2 || Spring Enrollment Begins |
| Dec 21 || Self-paced Online Course Enrollment Begins |
|Jan 1 || New Years Day (University Closed) |
| Jan 8 || Nondegree/ACCESS Enrollment |
| Jan 11 || Main Campus Classes Begin |
| Jan 18 || MLK Holiday (University Closed) |
| Jan 19 || Continuing Education Classes Begin |
| Jan 22 || Nontraditional Student Scholarship Deadline |
| Feb 5 || Spring Tuition Due |
| March 21-24 || Spring Break (No Classes) |
| March 25 || Spring Break Holiday (University Closed) |
| May 7 || Spring Commencement |
| March 7 || Summer Enrollment Begins |
| May 9 || Self-paced Online Course Enrollment Begins |
| May 9 || Main Campus Classes Begin |
| May 23 || Summer Session Scholarship Deadline |
| May 30 || Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed) |
| May 31 || Continuing Education Classes Begin |
| June 5 || Summer Tuition Due |
| July 4 || Independence Day Holiday (University Closed) |
| July 22 || Fee Waiver Petition Due |
| Aug 18 || Main Campus Classes End |
ACCESS Academic Calendar
| ||Spring 2016 |
| ACCESS/Nondegree Enrollment Begins ||Jan 8 |
| Classes Begin ||Jan 11 |
|Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (University Closed) ||Jan 18 |
| Senior Auditors Program Registration || Jan 19-22 |
| Last Day to Add a Class in MyCUInfo || Jan 20 |
| Last Day to Add Name to a Class Waitlist in MyCUInfo ||Jan 20 |
| Last Day to Enroll in Four-Payment Plan ||Jan 22 |
| University-sponsored Health Insurance Deadline ||Jan 22 |
| Tuition Due || Feb 5 |
| Labor Day Holiday (University Closed) || – |
| Drop a Course**, 100% Tuition Adjustment* || Jan 27 |
| College Opportunity Fund Eligibility Deadline^^ || Jan 29 |
| Deadline to Request Pass/Fail or No-credit Status || Jan 29 |
| Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment* || Feb 10 |
| Deadline to Withdraw**, 40% Tuition Adjustment* ||Feb 24 |
| Petition to Waive CUSG Student Fee Package || Feb 24 |
| Deadline to Withdraw** without Signatures of Approval, No Refund || Mar 18 |
| Deadline to Change Final Exam Schedule || Mar 18 |
| Fall Break (No Classes) || – |
| Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed) ||– |
|Spring Break (No Classes) ||Mar 21-24 |
|Spring Break (University Closed) ||Mar 25 |
| Add a Course with Instructor Signature, Without Petitioning || April 25 |
| Last Day of Classes || April 29 |
| Reading Day || April 30 |
| Final Exams ||May 1-5 |
| Last Day to Authorize COF in MyCUInfo || May 5 |
| Commencement ||May 7 |
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
District or School Assistance
Colorado high school juniors and seniors under the age of 21 enrolled in a public high school may be eligible to receive tuition assistance from their school district for college courses taken via the ACCESS program. District-sponsored tuition assistance is not available for Summer Session courses. 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 website.
ACCESS Tuition Rates
ACCESS tuition is determined by your residency.
- Evening, Online, and Applied Music tuition is charged in addition to ACCESS rates when enrolled in both programs concurrently.
- If you have applied and authorized the College Opportunity Fund (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.
- Tuition for Evening, Online, and Applied Music is included as part of ACCESS when enrolled in four or more hours of Continuing Education and ACCESS courses concurrently.
In-State Undergraduate Tuition
|Spring 2016 |
|Credit Hours ||COF Voucher ||In-State Total Tuition ||Student Share After COF* |
|1 ||$75 ||$463 ||$388 |
|2 ||$150 ||$926 ||$776 |
|3 ||$225 ||$1,389 ||$1,164 |
|4 ||$300 ||$1,852 ||$1,552 |
|5 ||$375 ||$2,315 ||$1,940 |
|6 ||$450 ||$2,778 ||$2,328 |
|7 ||$525 ||$3,241 ||$2,716 |
|8 ||$600 ||$3,704 ||$3,104 |
|9 ||$675 ||$4,167 ||$3,492 |
|10 ||$750 ||$4,630 ||$3,880 |
|11 ||$825 ||$5,093 ||$4,268 |
|12 ||$900 ||$5,556 ||$4,656 |
|13 ||$975 ||$5,631 ||$4,656 |
|14 ||$1,050 ||$5,706 ||$4,656 |
|15 ||$1,125 ||$5,781 ||$4,656 |
|16 ||$1,200 ||$5,856 ||$4,656 |
|17 ||$1,275 ||$5,931 ||$4,656 |
|18 ||$1,350 ||$6,006 ||$4,656 |
Out-of-State Undergraduate Tuition
|Spring 2016 |
|Credit Hours ||Total Tuition |
|1 ||$1,172 |
|2 ||$2,344 |
|3 ||$3,516 |
|4+ ||$16,173 |
In-State Graduate Tuition
|Spring 2016 |
|Credit Hours ||A&S/Other ||Law |
|1 ||$585 ||$1,651 |
|2 ||$1,170 ||$3,302 |
|3 ||$1,755 ||$4,953 |
|4 ||$2,340 ||$6,604 |
|5 ||$2,925 ||$8,255 |
|6 ||$3,510 ||$9,906 |
|7 ||$4,095 ||$11,557 |
|8 ||$4,680 ||$13,208 |
|9+ ||$5,265 ||$14,859 |
Out-of-State Graduate Tuition
|Spring 2016 |
|Credit Hours ||A&S/Other ||Law |
|1 ||$1,546 ||$2,028 |
|2 ||$3,092 ||$4,056 |
|3 ||$4,638 ||$6,084 |
|4 ||$6,184 ||$8,112 |
|5 ||$7,730 ||$10,140 |
|6 ||$9,276 ||$12,168 |
|7 ||$10,822 ||$14,196 |
|8 ||$12,368 ||$16,224 |
|9+ ||$13,914 ||$18,252 |
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.
Nondegree Tuition Policy
You will be billed for your Continuing Education registration. Bills are available through MyCUInfo. A 1% service charge is added to an unpaid balance after the tuition due date, and a financial stop is placed on your student record. All tuition and refund determinations are subject to audit.
- Tuition for Fall and Spring Boulder main campus courses is charged the ACCESS rates.
- During the summer semester students are charged Summer Session tuition rates. ACCESS rates are not available.
If you have lived in Colorado for the past 12 months, you may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. To learn more or provide documentation of residency, contact our classification coordinator at 303-492-5148.