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

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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, Jared Martin, at jared.martin@colorado.edu 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.

For general advising assistance, please contact our advising staff at ceadvise@colorado.edu.

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:

Spring 2017

  • Complete the online High School Concurrent application (application materials available on October 17)
    • When starting the online High School Concurrent application, be sure to select:
      • “Undergraduate” for Career
      • “Non-Degree UGRD Spring 2017” for Program
      • “High School Student Spring 2017” 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. Please contact your high school counselor for additional information.

The deadline to submit the online application and the Enrollment Memorandum of Understanding is January 1, 2017.

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.

Restricted Courses

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 jared.martin@colorado.edu 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 ceregistration@colorado.edu or 303-492-5148.

ACCESS Academic Calendar

Fall 2016

Fall 2016
ACCESS/Nondegree Enrollment Begins Aug 19
Classes Begin Aug 22
Faculty & Staff Registration Opens Aug 22
Senior Auditors Program Registration (Space Available) Aug 31-Sept 2
Last Day to Add a Class in MyCUInfo Aug 31
Last Day to Add Name to a Class Waitlist in MyCUInfo Aug 31
Tuition & Fees Due Sept 2
Labor Day Holiday (University Closed) Sept 5
Drop a Course**, 100% Tuition Adjustment* Sept 7
College Opportunity Fund Eligibility Deadline^^ Sept 9
Deadline to Request Pass/Fail or No-credit Status Sept 9
Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment* Sept 21
Deadline to Withdraw**, 40% Tuition Adjustment* Oct 5
Payment Due for New or Unpaid Charges Oct 5
Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes Available in MyCUInfo Oct 10
Deadline to Withdraw** without Signatures of Approval, No Refund Oct 28
Deadline to Change Final Exam Schedule Oct 28
Fall Break (No Classes) Nov 21-23
Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed) Nov 24-25
Add a Course with Instructor Signature, Without Petitioning Dec 5
Last Day of Classes Dec 9
Last Day to Withdraw from all ACCESS Classes Dec 9
Reading Day Dec 10
Final Exams Dec 11-15
Last Day to Authorize COF in MyCUInfo Dec 15

Spring 2017

Spring 2017
ACCESS Registration Begins Jan 13
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (University Closed) Jan 16
Classes Begin Jan 17
Last Day to Add a Class in MyCUInfo (11:59 p.m.) Jan 25
Last Day to Drop a Class without Tuition/Fee Charges and without a W Grade (11:59 p.m. Feb 1
Tuition & Fees Payment Due (All Students) Feb 3
Last Day to Withdraw with 60% Tuition Assessment (11:59 p.m.) Feb 15
Last Day to Withdraw with 40% Tuition Assessment (11:59 p.m.) Mar 1
Tuition & Fees Due Mar 3
Schedule of Classes Available in MyCUInfo Mar 8
Last Day to Drop a Class in MyCUInfo (11:59 p.m.) Mar 24
Spring Break (No Classes; University Closed Fri., March 31) Mar 27-31
Last Day to Add a Class with Instructor Approval (5 p.m.) May 1
Last Day of Classes May 5
Last Day to Withdraw (5 p.m.) May 5
Reading Day (No Classes; No Exams) May 6
Final Exams (Begin on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.) May 7-11
Last Day to Authorize COF in MyCUInfo (11:59 p.m.) May 11

* 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.

Continuing Education Important Dates

Fall 2016

March 28 Fall Enrollment Begins
Aug 22 Self-paced Online Course Enrollment Begins
Aug 22 Main Campus Classes Begin
Aug 29 Most Continuing Education Classes Begin
Sept 5 Labor Day Holiday (University Closed)
Sept 5 Fall Tuition Due
Sept 8 Nontraditional Student Scholarship Deadline
Oct 28 Fee Waiver Petition Due
Nov 21-23 Fall Break (No classes)
Nov 24-25 Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed)
Dec 9 Continuing Education Classes End

Spring 2017

Oct 31 Spring Enrollment Begins
Dec 19 Self-paced Online Course Enrollment Begins
Jan 16 Martin Luther King Day (University Closed)
Jan 17 Main Campus Classes Begin
Jan 23 Most Continuing Education Classes Begin
Jan 27 Spring Tuition Due
Feb 5 Nontraditional Student Scholarship Deadline
Feb 24 Fee Waiver Petition Due
Mar 27-31 Spring Break (No classes)
May 5 Continuing Education Full Session Classes End

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.

In-State Students:

  • 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.

Out-of-State students:

  • 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

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
Credit Hours COF Voucher In-State Total Tuition Student Share After COF*
1 $75 $482 $407
2 $150 $964 $814
3 $225 $1,446 $1,221
4 $300 $1,928 $1,628
5 $375 $2,410 $2,035
6 $450 $2,892 $2,442
7 $525 $3,374 $2,849
8 $600 $3,856 $3,256
9 $675 $4,338 $3,663
10 $750 $4,820 $4,070
11 $825 $5,302 $4,477
12 $900 $5,784 $4,884
13 $975 $5,859 $4,884
14 $1,050 $5,934 $4,884
15 $1,125 $6,009 $4,884
16 $1,200 $6,084 $4,884
17 $1,275 $6,159 $4,884
18 $1,350 $6,234 $4,884

Out-of-State Undergraduate Tuition

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
Credit Hours Total Tuition
1 $1,207
2 $2,414
3 $3,621
4+ $16,658

In-State Graduate Tuition

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
Credit Hours A&S/Other Law
1 $602 $1,651
2 $1,204 $3,302
3 $1,806 $4,953
4 $2,408 $6,604
5 $3,010 $8,255
6 $3,612 $9,906
7 $4,214 $11,557
8 $4,816 $13,208
9+ $5,418 $14,859

Out-of-State Graduate Tuition

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
Credit Hours A&S/Other Law
1 $1,592 $2,028
2 $3,184 $4,056
3 $4,776 $6,084
4 $6,368 $8,112
5 $7,960 $10,140
6 $9,552 $12,168
7 $11,144 $14,196
8 $12,736 $16,224
9+ $14,328 $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.

Residency

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.

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search MyCUInfo and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.