Concurrent enrollment allows students to earn college and high school credits simultaneously. Students may significantly reduce their college expenses, increase the likelihood that they will complete college, and earn marketable workforce skills by taking concurrent enrollment courses. BVSD offers a variety of ways for students to earn these credits.
In order to participate in this program, please see the information below. All courses must be approved by the student's high school counselor.
Deadlines to turn all paperwork into your counselor are:
- For Fall courses: May 1
- For Spring courses: November 1
- For ASCENT: February 1 (of your senior year)
- For Summer courses: March 15
Step 1: Meet with your counselor to discuss appropriate course options.
Step 2: Complete the google form provided by the counselor.
Step 4: After your counselor has approved your course selection, you are responsible for working with the college, registering for the approved course(s), and paying the appropriate tuition and/or fees. See this CU checklist / FRCC checklist for more details.
Step 5: Turn in your course schedule to your high school counselor.
* IMPORTANT: If you have specific, individual needs (i.e. 504 or IEP), you must contact CU’s/FRCC's Office of Disability Services to learn about how your needs will be met.
- What age/grade requirements are there for the program?
- What types of classes can students take through this program?
- What costs are students/families responsible for?
- How is it determined if a student qualifies for the program?
- How many CE courses can a student take per semester?
- Am I guaranteed a seat in courses approved by BVSD?
- Is tuition for summer courses covered?
- Why do I see the full tuition amount on my bill?
Per the new legislative guidelines, BVSD pays only the local community college tuition rate (after College Opportunity Fund (COF) is applied), regardless of which college or university the student attends. For example, tuition for approved courses taken at Front Range Community College are fully covered, but families will now be responsible for the additional tuition costs of University of Colorado, Boulder.
Additionally, families will need to cover the cost of fees and books associated with the college-level course. Please note that many institutions are no longer mailing a bill, but providing it on the online student account.
It is the responsibility of the family to reimburse the District in a timely fashion for the prepaid tuition costs and any other financial assistance should the student either register and take a course that was not approved or earn in the approved CE course/s with a grade of “D”, “F”, or “W”. Payment plans can be set up if needed.
Families who have a significant financial hardship and are unable to pay the additional tuition, fees, textbook and/or transportation costs associated with the CE course/s may apply to the District to seek financial assistance. Financial assistance is limited.
A student will first meet with their counselor to discuss the appropriateness of taking college level courses. These courses must align with the student’s ICAP. The proper forms must be completed and submitted (see checklist for Front Range Community College or University of Colorado). The district will provide final approval to all courses.
A student may take 2 CE courses a semester. Exceptions will made for CTE programs that require more than 2 courses a semester. Other exceptions may be made with the counselor and building administrator’s recommendation. Each CE student must be a full-time BSVD student to be eligible for the CE program. They must take five (5) or more total courses per semester, or 12 credits at the college level.
No. Placement into a course is determined by the college and may require a placement test or approval from an instructor.
Also, students are allowed into courses on a space-available basis. Please register for your courses as soon as the college allows. See the calendar here. CU does not open their course registration to High School students until shortly before courses begin.
Tuition: BVSD pays only the local community college tuition rate (after COF is applied), regardless of which college or university the student attends. For example, tuition for approved courses taken at Front Range Community College are fully covered, but families will now be responsible for the additional tuition costs of any other public post-secondary institution.
Concurrent Enrollment Administrative Assistant