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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 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

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:

Summer 2017

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 High School Concurrent application and a memorandum of understanding.

The priority deadline to submit summer application materials is March 1.

Fall 2017

  • Complete the online High School Concurrent application (application materials available on March 13, 2017)
    • When starting the online High School Concurrent application, be sure to select:
      • “Undergraduate” for Career
      • “Non-Degree UGRD Fall 2017” for Program
      • “High School Student Fall 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 August 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 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

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

ACCESS Academic Calendar

Fall 2017

Fall 2017
ACCESS/Nondegree Enrollment Begins Aug 25
Classes Begin Aug 28
Faculty & Staff Registration Opens Aug 28
Labor Day Holiday (University Closed) Sept 4
Tuition & Fees Due Sept 5
Last Day to Add Name to a Class Waitlist in MyCUInfo Sept 6
Last Day to Add a Class in MyCUInfo Sept 6
Senior Auditors Program Registration (Space Available) Sept 6 – Sept 8
Drop a Course**, 100% Tuition Adjustment* Sept 13
College Opportunity Fund Eligibility Deadline^^ Sept 15
Deadline to Request Pass/Fail or No-credit Status Sept 15
Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment* Sept 27
Payment Due for New or Unpaid Charges Oct 5
Spring 2018 Schedule of Classes Available in MyCUInfo Oct 9
Deadline to Withdraw**, 40% Tuition Adjustment* Oct 11
Deadline to Change Final Exam Schedule Nov 3
Fall Break (No Classes) Nov 20 – Nov 22
Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed) Nov 23 – Nov 24
Add a Course with Instructor Signature, Without Petitioning Dec 11
Last Day of Classes Dec 14
Last Day to Withdraw from all ACCESS Classes Dec 14
Reading Day Dec 15
Final Exams Dec 16-20
Last Day to Authorize COF in MyCUInfo Dec 20

* 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.

Continuing Education Important Dates

Fall 2017

Apr 3 Fall Enrollment Begins
Aug 28 Self-paced Online Course Enrollment Begins
Aug 28 Main Campus Classes Begin
Sept 4 Labor Day (University Closed)
Sept 5 Continuing Education Full Session and Session 1 Classes Begin
Sept 5 Fall Tuition Due
Sept 15 Nontraditional Student Scholarship Deadline
Oct 27 Fee Waiver Petition Due
Nov 20-24 Fall Break (No classes)
Dec 15 Continuing Education Full Session and Session 2 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 $77 per credit hour. Credit hours over 18: add $77 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 2017
Credit Hours COF Voucher In-State Total Tuition Student Share After COF*
1 $77 $504 $427
2 $154 $1,008 $854
3 $231 $1,512 $1,281
4 $308 $2,016 $1,708
5 $385 $2,520 $2,135
6 $462 $3,024 $2,562
7 $539 $3,528 $2,989
8 $616 $4,032 $3,416
9 $693 $4,536 $3,843
10 $770 $5,040 $4,270
11 $847 $5,544 $4,697
12 $924 $6,048 $5,124
13 $1,001 $6,125 $5,124
14 $1,078 $6,202 $5,124
15 $1,155 $6,279 $5,124
16 $1,232 $6,356 $5,124
17 $1,309 $6,433 $5,124
18 $1,386 $6,510 $5,124

Out-of-State Undergraduate Tuition

Fall 2017
Credit Hours Total Tuition
1 $1,246
2 $2,492
3 $3,738
4+ $17,191

In-State Graduate Tuition

Fall 2017
Credit Hours A&S/Other Law
1 $620 $1,651
2 $1,240 $3,302
3 $1,860 $4,953
4 $2,480 $6,604
5 $3,100 $8,255
6 $3,720 $9,906
7 $4,340 $11,557
8 $4,960 $13,208
9+ $5,580 $14,859

Out-of-State Graduate Tuition

Fall 2017
Credit Hours A&S/Other Law
1 $1,639 $2,028
2 $3,278 $4,056
3 $4,917 $6,084
4 $6,556 $8,112
5 $8,195 $10,140
6 $9,834 $12,168
7 $11,473 $14,196
8 $13,112 $16,224
9+ $14,751 $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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