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

  1. High School Concurrent Information Session

    Apr 17, 2019

    High School Concurrent Information Session

    Learn more about the High School Concurrent Program and get your questions answered during this information session.

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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:

Fall 2019

The deadline to submit the online application and the Enrollment Memorandum of Understanding is August 1, 2019.

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.

Summer 2019

In order to enroll in Summer Session classes, students must get written approval from a parent or guardian and a high school official. To apply for Summer Session, fill out the online High School Concurrent application and a memorandum of understanding.

The priority deadline to submit summer application materials is April 30.

You can search course listings online prior to enrolling. Summer registration for high school students begins on Monday, March 11.

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 identikey.colorado.edu.

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

ACCESS Academic Calendar

Spring 2019

ACCESS/Nondegree Registration Begins Jan 11
Classes Begin Jan 14
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (University Closed) Jan 21
Last Day to Add a Class in MyCUInfo (11:59 p.m.) Jan 23
Last Day to Drop a Class without Tuition/Fee Charges and without a W Grade (11:59 p.m.) Jan 30
Tuition & Fees Payment Due (All Students) Feb 5
Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment* Feb 13
Deadline to Withdraw**, 40% Tuition Adjustment* Feb 27
Tuition & Fees Due Mar 5
Schedule of Fall 2019 Classes Available in MyCUInfo Mar 6
Deadline to Withdraw** without Petitioning^, No Tuition Adjustment Mar 22
Spring Break (No Classes; University Closed Fri., March 29) Mar 25-29
Last Day to Add a Class with Instructor Approval (5 p.m.) April 29
Last Day of Classes May 2
Last Day to Withdraw (5 p.m.) May 2
Reading Day (No Classes; No Exams) May 3
Final Exams (Begin on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.) May 4-8
Last Day to Authorize COF in MyCUInfo (11:59 p.m.) May 8

* 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.

^ Petitioning is designed to provide students who experience unavoidable, extenuating circumstances, the opportunity to waive a University policy that, if enforced, would result in unsatisfactory academic progress or financial consequences.
Nondegree students must petition the dean of CEPS and must have an instructor signature. Degree students must petition the dean of the college in which they are enrolled, and must have an instructor signature.

^^ 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

Spring 2019

Oct 29 Spring Registration for Continuing Education Classes Begins
Dec 24 Self-paced Online Course Enrollment Begins
Jan 11 ACCESS/Nondegree Registration Begins
Jan 14 Main Campus Classes Begin
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Day (University Closed)
Jan 22 Continuing Education Full Session and Session 1 Classes Begin
Jan 25 Nontraditional Student Scholarship Deadline
Feb 5 Spring Tuition Due
Mar 1 Fee Waiver Petition Due
Mar 25-29 Spring Break (No classes)
May 3 Continuing Education Full Session, 10-week Session, and Session 2 Classes End

Summer 2019

March 6 Summer Session Enrollment Begins
March 11 Continuing Education Summer Enrollment Begins
May 13 Self-paced Online Course Enrollment Begins
May 13 Main Campus Maymester Classes Begin
May 27 Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed)
June 3 Continuing Education Classes Begin
June 5 Summer Tuition Due
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (University Closed)
Aug 9 Summer Session B and D 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:

Out-of-State students:

  • Tuition for Evening Credit, Online Credit, 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 2018 and Spring 2019

Credit Hours In-State Tuition COF Voucher Student Share After COF
1 $532 $85 $447
2 $1,064 $170 $894
3 $1,596 $255 $1,341
4 $2,128 $340 $1,788
5 $2,660 $425 $2,235
6 $3,192 $510 $2,682
7 $3,724 $595 $3,129
8 $4,256 $680 $3,576
9 $4,788 $765 $4,023
10 $5,320 $850 $4,470
11 $5,852 $935 $4,917
12 $6,384 $1,020 $5,364
13 $6,469 $1,105 $5,364
14 $6,554 $1,190 $5,364
15 $6,639 $1,275 $5,364
16 $6,724 $1,360 $5,364
17 $6,809 $1,445 $5,364
18 $6,894 $1,530 $5,364

Out-of-State Undergraduate Tuition

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Credit Hours Tuition
1 $1,286
2 $2,572
3 $3,858
4+ $17,741

In-State Graduate Tuition

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Credit Hours A&S/Other Law
1 $638 $1,651
2 $1,276 $3,302
3 $1,914 $4,953
4 $2,552 $6,604
5 $3,190 $8,255
6 $3,828 $9,906
7 $4,466 $11,557
8 $5,104 $13,208
9+ $5,742 $14,859

Out-of-State Graduate Tuition

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Credit Hours A&S/Other Law
1 $1,688 $2,028
2 $3,376 $4,056
3 $5,064 $6,084
4 $6,752 $8,112
5 $8,440 $10,140
6 $10,128 $12,168
7 $11,816 $14,196
8 $13,504 $16,224
9+ $15,192 $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.

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.


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