CE and DE allow high school students to take in-person or online college classes alongside traditional students. There is no tuition cost to students and their families as CE, but they may be responsible for mandatory fees, textbooks, and/or supplies. Students and their families incur tuition costs as DE in addition to mandatory fees, textbooks, and/or supplies.

By taking advantage of this program, Colorado students will gain access to the University’s courses, jumpstart their college career while in high school, save money, and build confidence in their academic ability to do college coursework. Students will also have access to many campus resources when they enroll in the program and a dedicated College Credit in High School (CCHS) advisor to help them navigate their college experience.

The program is open to any eligible student in a participating school district in Colorado.

Earned credits are transferrable to most other regionally accredited colleges and universities. The receiving institution will determine whether transfer credit is accepted.

How to earn College Credit for Concurrent Enrollment (CE) or Dual Enrollment (DE) at MSU Denver

  1. Complete the MSU Denver Undergraduate Admissions Application and be accepted for admissions (it is advised that you use your personal email address, not a high school-issued email address).
  2. Ensure that you have applied for and authorized the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend, which pays for a portion of in-state tuition on every course credit you take. Visit MSU Denver’s website on COF to authorize.
  3. Complete the Concurrent/Dual Enrollment College Agreement form. If your school pays your tuition (CE) and you or your school pays your mandatory fees, complete this form with your school counselor. If you are self-paying your tuition (DE) and mandatory fees, school signature is not required. Submit your completed form to [email protected]. You will not be able to register for classes before this form is completed.
  4. All CE or DE students attending on-campus or online should arrange a meeting with the College Credit in High School (CCHS) Advisor to go over the specific tasks to complete. Please email [email protected] to request an appointment. In your email, please include 1) your full name, 2) the semester you would like to attend, 3) your high school/district, 4) the MSU Denver course(s) you wish to take, and 5) options for your availability to schedule your meeting with the CCHS Advisor.
    • Your CCHS Advisor may also connect you with your academic advisor to help you plan your courses for the major you intend to pursue after you graduate high school.
    • MSU Denver does not determine equivalent high school credits, students should notify and work with their school counselor to request high school credit for CE or DE courses taken at MSU Denver.
    • Student orientation is not required, but if you would like to attend orientation or a campus tour, please let your CCHS Advisor know.
  5. Follow the My First Login instructions to access your MSU Denver email and student account. If you need assistance, contact the IT Helpdesk at (303) 352-7548.
    • Using your NetID (the portion of your email before the @msudenver.edu) and the new password, you can access your Student Hub, which is where you will find quick access links to your email account, registration, Canvas Learning, advising, class schedules, grades, and tuition and mandatory fees payment.
    • You may also want to download and use the Microsoft Authenticator app to manage MSU Denver’s two-step account sign-in verification process (highly recommended).
    • IMPORTANT – You understand that your MSU Denver student email is the only method MSU Denver staff and instructors will use to communicate with you.
  6. Register for classes through your Student Hub. Students must satisfy the minimum MSU Denver course prerequisites and all required English/Math assessments (such as SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER, and/or MSU Denver First Year Writing Placement) applicable to their specific course requirements before enrolling.
  7. Visit the Tivoli Station Bookstore to purchase your textbooks and supplies. If your school is paying for your textbooks, work with your school counselor to get your textbooks.
  8. Get your campus ID card online or at the Tivoli Station ID Station. You will need a valid government issued photo ID and your class schedule to obtain your campus ID card.
  9. Get your RTD CollegePass online or at the Tivoli Station ID Station. You will need your campus ID card and be registered for classes to purchase your RTD CollegePass. If your school is paying for your RTD CollegePass, work with your school counselor to get your RTD CollegePass.
  10. Explore and become familiar with the Auraria Campus map to locate your classrooms.
  11. Pay your tuition and/or mandatory fees via your Student Hub or at the Cashier’s Office (located in the Jordan Student Success Building – JSSB, Counter 5) by the end of the semester you are enrolled in classes. Please note that you may still receive payment due notifications throughout the semester but please know that CE and DE students have more time to pay their balance and these notifications do not apply to you.
  12. Complete a mid-semester check-in with your CCHS Advisor. Fall semester by 10/25, spring semester by 3/20, and summer semester by 7/10.

Concurrent enrollment and dual enrollment at MSU Denver are offered as state-funded College Opportunity Fund (COF) eligible programs.

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