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Concurrent enrollment courses are a great way to start Moving Mountains toward your future. Just follow these steps to get started.
Step 1: Apply to ACC and Authorize College Opportunity Fund (COF)
Apply to ACC so you can get college credit for your concurrent enrollment courses. After you have applied, you’ll get an ACC student ID number (S#) and can then register for your ACC courses.
You’ll need a few things when you apply, so have them handy:
- Your Social Security Number
- A personal email address (not your parent’s/guardian’s
- Residency information from a parent
You’ll also need to check “YES” in the COF box (College Opportunity Fund) in the final section of your ACC application. COF (funded by the State of Colorado) provides a portion of your tuition for the first 145 credits earned towards a bachelor’s degree. If you do not apply for COF, ACC will bill you or your parents for the portion that would have been paid by COF. If you don’t check YES, you can complete the COF application separately.
If you have applied for admission to ACC within the last year and already have an S#, you don’t need to apply again. If it’s been more than a year since you’ve taken classes with us, you’ll need to apply again.
Step 2: Meet Prerequisite Requirements
Some classes have prerequisites you need to meet before you can take them. Depending on the class, you may need to take an academic assessment or provide an academic transcript. There are 3 ways to meet course prerequisites:
- Submit qualifying SAT or ACT scores
- Demonstrate success in certain high school math and English courses
- Take a college placement test at an ACC campus
Check with your teacher / counselor for course requirements and deadlines.
Step 3: Complete the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement and Registration Form
You must complete the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement Form* in order to be enrolled in your course for college credit if your school district is paying a portion or full tuition and fees. See your high school counselor with questions about the form.
Student and parent signatures are required. Incomplete or late forms cannot be accepted. Check with your counselor for deadlines.
Once you’ve completed these steps, ACC will register you for your Concurrent Enrollment course(s) for college credit.
*The following high schools/districts provide you with a paper Concurrent Enrollment Agreement Form and do not use the online version: Cherry Creek Innovation Campus, Denver Public Schools, Eaglecrest, Hinkley Overland, and Smoky Hill.
All other schools can get your Concurrent Enrollment Agreement Form from your high school.
**You must be registered for the corresponding class at your high school. If you aren’t on the high school roster by the deadline, you won’t be enrolled for college credit.
***Self-paying students are not required to complete this step.
Step 4: Review the Concurrent Enrollment Program Requirements
- All Concurrent Enrollment courses will be taught at the college level and adhere to the rigorous academic standards of a college-level course.
- Students must complete all admission and registration requirements of ACC and their home school district.
- The number of credits earned is determined by the school district. All grades will be recorded on an ACC transcript regardless of credit earned.
Additional Steps for Taking Courses at an ACC Campus or Online
If you are taking courses at ACC or online, there are a few additional steps you need to complete.
Step 5: Logon to your myACC Student Portal
- Activate your myACC using your S# (ACC Student ID)
- Activate and view your ACC student email through myACC
- See your admissions acceptance notification in your email for instructions
Step 6: Complete and Submit an Account Agreement Form
- If you are 18 years old or older, you will accept the account agreement when you register for courses through your myACC student portal
- If you are under 18 years old...
- Submit completed Account Agreement form to the Cashier's Office
An Account Agreement form must be submitted to the Cashier’s Office every semester that an underage student is taking courses at an ACC campus or online
Step 7: Register and Attend Student Orientation
- All new CE student MUST attend Student Orientation upon acceptance to ACC
At orientation you will learn about being a college student and also learn how to register for your courses you are taking at ACC.
- Visit the Student Orientation page to sign-up
- Continuing CE students can meet with an Academic Advisor and/or their CE Specialist for registration
Step 8: Attend and Successfully Complete your ACC Course(s) to Earn College Credit
Check your myACC and student email daily to stay up-to-date on important dates, deadlines, and campus events.
Drop / Withdraw Dates
These drop/withdraw deadlines apply to concurrently enrolled students on the high school campuses ONLY. *Please check with your school or district for your drop / withdraw deadlines for each semester.
Drop deadline is the last day that students may leave a course without record of the course on their ACC transcript.*
Withdraw deadline is the last day that students may leave a course without a letter grade being assigned. After the Drop Deadline but before the Withdraw Deadline, if a student leaves a course, a W will be placed on the student's transcript.*
TO DROP OR WITHDRAW, use this form: CE Drop/Withdraw Form. To complete this form, you will need approval from your teacher / counselor. After you complete the CE Drop/Withdraw form, email it to acc [dot] ce [at] arapahoe [dot] edu. Emails must be received by 12:00pm on the last day to drop or withdraw. You must see your counselor to drop or withdraw from the high school credit portion of any course.
It is your responsibility to notify ACC of any schedule changes. The high school is not responsible for notifying ACC if you stop attending, leave the district or withdraw from the course.
* For Douglas County School District, Littleton Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, Jeffco School District, Cherry Creek School District, Englewood Schools, Sheridan High School, STEM Academy Highlands Ranch and Colorado Early Colleges Douglas County (on the high school campuses ONLY).