Concurrent Enrollment FAQ

What is Concurrent Enrollment?

Concurrent enrollment, also known as "dual enrollment", is a program that allows high school students to earn college or vocational credit toward a postsecondary diploma, certificate, or degree at a Colorado college. The concurrent enrollment courses also count as credit toward a high school diploma.

Concurrent enrollment courses are college courses. Students should understand that the amount of work necessary to succeed in college courses may be much greater than in high school courses.

In addition, concurrent enrollment courses become a part of a student's permanent college transcript. It is important to do well in these courses to realize all the benefits of concurrent enrollment.

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Is concurrent enrollment right for me?

The concurrent enrollment program is an opportunity to take college courses and accelerate education opportunities. Students who successfully complete concurrent enrollment (dual enrollment) courses will save time and money toward their college degree and/or certificate. 

Students should obtain approval from their high school guidance counselor or school district office prior to enrolling in concurrent enrollment (dual enrollment) courses.

Students and parents must attend the orientation/pre-registration or meet with a CMC student services counselor about the concurrent enrollment (dual enrollment) classes offered. 

Who pays the college tuition for concurrent enrollment courses? How much are they?

Your local school district will be responsible for paying the tuition to CMC for students who are approved to participate in the concurrent enrollment program.

Students interested in concurrent enrollment must be approved by their local high school.

Qualified students must meet all prerequisites for the college classes they intend to take. Qualified students must be under the age of 21 and enrolled in the 9th grade or higher. Check with your school district for additional eligibility requirements. 

Parents of participating students will sign a document that may require repayment of the amount of tuition paid by the high school if the student does not complete the CMC course for any reason without the consent of the principal. 

Students interested in concurrent enrollment should contact their high school counselor for more information. 

What about the cost of textbooks?

Students are expected to purchase the appropriate textbook (unless furnished by the high school). Textbooks are available through CMC’s Learning Materials Program.

Are all college courses available through concurrent enrollment?

Many state-guaranteed transfer college courses are available for concurrent enrollment. However, there are some restrictions on choice of courses.

Not all college courses are available at all high school or college locations; remedial, physical education skills, and some recreation courses are not available for concurrent enrollment (dual enrollment).

When and where may concurrent enrollment courses be taken?

These courses may be taken before, during or after school or during the summer. They may be offered at the high school, at the college, or online.

Will concurrent enrollment courses transfer to other colleges and universities?

Concurrent enrollment (dual enrollment) college credit will transfer to any public college or university offering that course with the same prefix and number and must be treated as though taken at the receiving institution.

However, upon high school graduation, if students do not attend the same college or university where they earned the concurrent enrollment credit, the application of transfer credit to general education, prerequisite, and degree programs may vary at the receiving institution.

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