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Dear Students and Parents:
We are excited to learn that you are interested in exploring the option of concurrent enrollment with the St.Vrain Valley Schools! Enrolling in college coursework can be very exciting and challenging, especially if you have excelled in your classes at your high school. Our High School Concurrent Enrollment program offers a true college classroom experience. The students who succeed in their coursework earn college credit credit that may transfer to any college or university and they may apply to your graduation requirements. It is important that you and your parents consider the pros and cons involved in this program.
To enroll at an eligible post-secondary institution, you must have completed the minimum course prerequisites and all required assessments. For any questions related to Concurrent Enrollment, such as process, eligibility, and prerequisites, please work directly with your school counselor.
Please complete the following checklist and observe the important dates and deadlines in the table below.
- Meet with your School Counselor - Your counselor can share information about the Concurrent Enrollment Program that allows students in 11th and 12th grade to concurrently enroll in postsecondary courses. Please keep in mind that if you wish to take postsecondary courses, you must notify your counselor no later than 60 days before the end of the academic term that is immediately before the intended term of concurrent enrollment.
- Update your Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) with your Counselor - Your counselor will examine your ICAP to approve moving forward with postsecondary courses or other challenging courses.
- Complete College in Colorado (CIC) Student Worksheet - The State requires all students enrolling in concurrent courses to complete the Concurrent Enrollment Student Worksheet located at CollegeInColorado.org
- Complete Assessment Testing - Colleges may require students take a placement exam, qualifying ACT/SAT scores, or qualifying AP scores to enroll in courses. Consult your counselor and the college about testing accommodations and any course prerequisites that may be required.
- Complete your District Online Registration Form - High schools will require you to submit a Concurrent Enrollment Program Agreement and Registration Form before enrolling into the postsecondary course(s). It is imperative you enter your email correctly as you will receive notification at that email address within a week of registering, stating approval status. This email will contain the Agreement & Registration Signature page. You will need to print it, attain signatures, and turn in to your counselor before classes begin. This step is to be completed each semester.
** This is an important step: please click here to start the district's online registration process and download the required agreement and registration signature page.
- Complete Your College Application - Students must apply to the college they plan to attend. Meet with your counselor to make sure the application is completed correctly.
- Sign up for the College Opportunity Fund - The College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend pays $75/credit hour directly to the institution at which you are enrolled. You only need to apply once. When you complete the stipend application you create an account with 145 available undergraduate hours. You can receive stipend funding for these hours at any participating college in the state of Colorado if you meet the eligibility requirements. You will need your social secure number to apply. If you do not sign up, you will receive an invoice from the college for $75/credit hour. The District does not pay for COF.
- Register for your Course(s) - Once you have completed this checklist and are approved by your school and district to take a Concurrent Enrollment class, you will need to register at the college of choice for your course(s), pay any fees (if applicable), and purchase your textbooks.
- Payment - The District will pre-pay your tuition at a Community College rate, minus Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF) up to two courses per semester. The District is not responsible for payment of any additional fees other than tuition. Student is responsible for all additional fees (textbooks, etc.) and must be paid directly to the college. Any student receiving a D or F, withdrawals after the drop date, or an Incomplete, will be held responsible (along with parent/guardian) for payment of tuition using the District’s RevTrak system District’s RevTrak system.
Important Program Dates
St. Vrain Valley Schools
CU Student/Parent Resources
Colorado State University (click here for enrollment)
For questions about the concurrent enrollment process, please contact:
Assistant to Kahle Charles, Executive Director of Curriculum
St. Vrain Valley Schools