Concurrent Enrollment Classes for High School Students

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.

Concurrent Enrollment FAQ

Who pays tuition? What are the eligibility requirements? And more...

Concurrent Enrollment FAQ

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Get started with your CMC Application then download and fill out the Concurrent Enrollment Form (pdf)

Compare CMC's low tuition and fees to other Colorado colleges and universities

Our tuition rates are some of the lowest in the state. Our bachelor’s degree tuition is the lowest in Colorado and the third lowest in the country. Plus, our Learning Materials Program delivers your textbooks before classes start at nearly half the typical cost! You'll avoid student debt and get a high-quality education at Colorado Mountain College. That's smart.

Here’s how our in-district and in-state tuition compares to other Colorado schools:

*Includes fees charged to all students. Some programs have additional fees.

William Mundo

photo - William Mundo

“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.