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Earn High School and College Credit at MSU Denver

By taking MSU Denver classes at one of our campuses, high school students can earn college and high school credit simultaneously. Students will learn from the University’s faculty, and use the same curriculum and texts as the college students. The student’s school district may for all or a portion of the tuition with the remainder paid by the student or their parent/guardian. A student or parent/guardian can also opt to pay for the tuition and fees.

This program provides a seamless way for high school students to get an affordable head start on their college career, and builds confidence to do university course work.

Credits earned are transferable to most other regionally accredited colleges and universities across the United States. The receiving institution will determine whether or not transferred credit is accepted. Students will also have access to many campus resources when they enroll in the program.

The program is open to any student and high school district in Colorado. Students can enroll in any MSU Denver class, but must satisfy the minimum course prerequisites, and meet their high school standards.  


  • MSU Denver and your high school will execute an agreement. 
  • To qualify to take a class students must satisfy the minimum MSU Denver course prerequisites, and meet their high school's standards.
  • View the class schedule here.
  • Complete the MSU Denver Admission Application. To waive the $25 application fee, use code the ‘Concurrent’.
  • Complete the College Agreement Form, and email it to concurrent@msudenver.edu. This form must be submitted for every semester the student intends to be dual enrolled.
  • Apply for College Opportunity Fund (COF), available at https://cof.college-assist.org/. COF will cover a portion of the tuition. If the student does not complete the application, he or she will be charged the additional amount.
  • Purchase required textbooks at the Tivoli Station Bookstore. Students should check with their high school counselor to know if the school district pays for books.
  • If the student is responsible for paying a portion of their tuition and/or student fees, the payment should be made through the Student Hub by the end of the semester. If students would like to verify the amount of tuition owed, email concurrent@msudenver.edu.

We’re proud to bring college credit classes to many school districts partners across the state, including: 27J Schools, Adams12 Five Star Schools, Adams14 School District, Aurora Public Schools, Boulder Valley School District, Cherry Creek School District No. 5, Colorado Connections Academy, Colorado Early Colleges Aurora, Colorado Early Colleges Ft. Collins, Colorado Early Colleges Parker, Colorado High School Charter, Colorado Prepatroy Academy, Colorado Springs School District 11, Denver Public Schools, Douglas County School District, Englewood Schools, Estes Park School District R-3, GOAL Academy, Greeley-Evans 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, Summit School District, Thompson School District, Two Roads Charter School, Weld RE-4 School District, Westminster Public Schools, and Woodland Park School District.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact our Concurrent/Dual Enrollment team by calling 303-721-1313 or emailing Concurrent@msudenver.edu


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