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Dual enrollment allows high school students to take college courses at their high school or MSU Denver. Students and their families may have to pay tuition and be responsible for fees, textbooks, or supplies.

The instructors use MSU Denver curriculum, texts, and grading scales to ensure the alignment of the University’s curriculum with high school courses. This academic support helps to create an educational University experience.

By taking advantage of this program, Colorado students will gain access to the University’s courses, jump start their college career while in high school, save money, and build confidence in their academic ability to do university coursework.

Earned credits are transferable to most other regionally accredited colleges and universities across the United States. The receiving institution will determine whether transfer credit is accepted. Students will also have access to many campus resources when they enroll in the program.

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

Dual enrollment is a cash-funded program. Concurrent enrollment is run as a state-funded College Opportunity Fund (COF) eligible program at MSU Denver.

Get Started

How to earn college credit for dual enrollment classes at MSU Denver

  1. Complete the MSU Denver Undergraduate Admissions Application. Use the code ‘highschool’ to waive the application fee.
  2. Complete the College Agreement form. If your school pays a portion or all your tuition/fees, complete this form with your counselor. If you are self-paying all tuition/fees, school signatures are not needed. Submit your completed form to [email protected].
  3. Using your 900 number (also known as your student id number), set up your NetID, student email account, and reset your password through My First Login.
    • Your 900 number is included in your acceptance letter that is emailed to you. You can also email [email protected] for assistance in getting the number.
    • Visit the My First Login website to set your NetID, student email and to reset your password. If you need assistance, contact the ITS Helpdesk at 303-352-7548.
    • Using your NetID 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 payment.
  4. Meet your Academic Advisor. Your advisor assists with your course selection for the major you intend to pursue after high school graduation. If you are unsure of your major, make an appointment with the Undeclared/Exploratory Advisor. You can find a list of advisors via the Advisor Directory link.
  5. Register for classes through your Student Hub. Students must satisfy the minimum MSU Denver course prerequisites and meet your high school’s standards.
  6. Authorize 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.
  7. Visit Tivoli Station Bookstore to purchase your textbooks and get your Student ID card. You will need a valid photo ID and your class schedule to obtain your student ID card. Visit Tivoli Station Bookstore for more information.
  8. Pay your tuition and fees via your Student Hub, or at the Cashier’s Office (located in the Jordan Student Success Building, Counter 5) by the end of the semester you are enrolled.

How to earn college credit for dual enrollment classes at your high school

  • Classes are available if MSU Denver and your high school have initiated an agreement. The University and your school determine which classes may be offered.
  • To qualify to take a class, students must satisfy the minimum MSU Denver course prerequisites and meet their high school’s standards.
  • Your high school counselor or teacher will provide a link to the online Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Application. The College Credit in High School staff will register students for their class(es).

School Partners

  • 27J Schools
  • Adams12 Five Star Schools
  • Adams14 School District
  • Aurora Public Schools
  • Boulder Valley School District
  • Cherry Creek School District
  • Colorado Connections Academy
  • Colorado Early Colleges Aurora
  • Colorado Early Colleges Ft. Collins
  • Colorado Early Colleges Douglas County
  • Colorado High School Charter
  • Colorado Preparatory Academy
  • Colorado Springs School District 11
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Douglas County School District
  • Elizabeth School District
  • Englewood Schools
  • Estes Park School District R-3
  • GOAL Academy
  • Greely-Evans Weld School District
  • JeffCo Public Schools
  • Jefferson Academy Secondary School
  • Littleton Public Schools
  • Mesa County Valley School District
  • Pinnacle Charter School
  • Roaring Fork Schools
  • St. Vrain Valley School District
  • STEM School Highlands Ranch
  • Summit School District
  • Thompson School District
  • Two Roads Charter School
  • Weld RE-4 School District
  • Westminster Public Schools
  • Woodland Park School District
  • Yampah Mountain High School

Dual enrollment is a cash-funded program. Concurrent enrollment is run as a state-funded College Opportunity Fund (COF) eligible program at MSU Denver.

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Phone: 303-615-1234

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:
MSU Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362