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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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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.

If you would like to learn more, please schedule an appointment with your high school counselor or email

Fall 2015

The application process for fall 2015 will open in mid-April.

Join us for an Information Session on April 16, 2015 at 6 pm.
Continuing Education, Room 140
1505 University Ave
Boulder, CO 80302


High school students are also eligible to enroll in CU-Boulder Summer Session courses. Learn more and apply.

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

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

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

If you have questions, contact us at or 303-492-5148.

Continuing Education Important Dates

Summer 2015

March 9 Summer Enrollment Begins
May 11 Self-paced Online Course Enrollment Begins
May 11 Main Campus Classes Begin
May 15 Nontraditional Student Scholarship Deadline
May 25 Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed)
June 2 Continuing Education Classes Begin
June 5 Summer Tuition Due
July 3 Independence Day Holiday (University Closed)
Aug 20 Commencement
No Summer Ceremony. Official summer graduation date is Aug. 20.

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Spring 2015
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

Spring 2015
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 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

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 2015 and 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

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Credit Hours Total Tuition
1 $1,172
2 $2,344
3 $3,516
4+ $16,173

In-State Graduate Tuition

Fall 2015 and 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

Fall 2015 and 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.

Nontraditional Student Scholarship

Continuing Education offers a Nontraditional Student Scholarship each semester. The maximum award for this scholarship is $850 or 80% of the cost of one course. The award amount is based on available funding and a competitive essay review. The fall 2015 application deadline is August 28, 2015.

Eligible students must be:

  1. Nondegree seeking (not formally admitted to a CU degree program)
  2. Age 22+
  3. Enrolled in courses offered via ACCESS, Boulder Evening Credit, Online Credit, the International English Center, Applied Music, or Career Explorations.

Note: Nondegree students enrolled in Summer Session courses are eligible for a maximum award of $500. Students enrolled in Evening MBA, Engineering Anywhere, Ads A2B, and CUBIC are ineligible for this scholarship.


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