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Concurrent Enrollment, Dual Enrollment, and ASCENT

Through MSU Denver’s concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment, and ASCENT programs, high school students can earn college credit while still in high school. Students are able to get a jump start on college, saving families money and student's time.

Students save an average of $1,200 per class compared to traditional MSU Denver tuition and fees, and students can take 3-15 credit hours per semester. 

The classes are taught by approved high school teachers or MSU Denver faculty. The program is open to any qualified student and school district in Colorado.

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Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Pathways

MSU Denver offers clear pathways to college credits and careers in two categories: Professions and Liberal Arts. These pathways allow high school students to understand which classes count toward the different credentials, and to make sure they are on track to meet their long-term educational and professional goals. 

To learn more, choose the pathway you are interested in:


We’re proud to bring college credit classes to many school districts partners across the state, including:

  • 27J SChools
  • Colorado Prepatroy Academy
  • Mesa County Valley School District
  • Adams12 Five Star Schools
  • Colorado Springs School District 11
  • Pinnacle Charter School
  • Adams14 School District
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Roaring Fork Schools
  • Aurora Public Schools
  • Douglas County School District
  • St. Vrain Valley School District
  • Boulder Valley School District
  • Englewood Schools
  • Summit School District
  • Cherry Creek School District No. 5
  • Estes Park School District R-3
  • Thompson School District
  • Colorado Connections Academy
  • GOAL Academy
  • Two Roads Charter School
  • Colorado Early Colleges Aurora
  • Greeley-Evans School District
  • Weld RE-4 School District
  • Colorado Early Colleges Ft. Collins
  • JeffCo Public Schools
  • Westminster Public Schools
  • Colorado Early Colleges Parker
  • Jefferson Academy Secondary School
  • Woodland Park School District
  • Colorado High School Charter
  • Littleton Public Schools


Please contact our Concurrent/Dual Enrollment team by calling 303-615-1234 or emailing

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