Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment Programs (CEPA)
Earn college credits from CMC before you graduate from high school
Through the Colorado Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act, you can start college with advanced standing in such commonly required classes as English, math, speech, foreign language, computer science and psychology. Taking dual college and high school credits lets you:
- Graduate from college early/save time
- Save money
- Take care of prerequisites and jump right into the good stuff
You may not even have to set foot on a Colorado Mountain College campus. Many CMC dual credit/CEPA classes are taught in local high schools and via distance education (see Online Learning).
Although these courses are taught in the high schools, the course content, quality and rigor are equal to the same courses taught at CMC.
You might also earn college degrees by taking the College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP at Colorado Mountain College. It gives students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. There are 2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams. (Note: not all CMC campuses offer the CLEP exam.)See where our students have transferred. Yes, there are some Ivy League schools on the list.
Get Started with Dual Enrollment
Apply Online Download the CEPA Enrollment Form
Aiming Towards the Future
“CMC gave me the opportunity to turn things around, to think about what I want to do in the future.”
William Mundo was a high school student considering dropping out of school in 2011. A counselor from CMC’s Upward Bound program reached out to engage him and helped him turn his life around. He ended up taking a year of classes through Leadville’s CEPA program and is now a college senior at the University of Denver pursuing two bachelor’s degrees with 3.7 GPA. He was chosen as the Undergraduate of the Pre-Health Program Fellow Student of the Year at CU’s Anschutz Medical School and a peer mentor to fellow students.