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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.
Steps to Getting Started with ACC Concurrent Enrollment
Step 1: Connect with your High School Counselor
Connect with your high school counselor to discuss participating in the concurrent enrollment program and to review the program requirements.
Step 2: Apply for Admission to ACC
Apply to ACC (if you have not done so within the past year) so you can get college credit for your concurrent enrollment courses. Concurrent enrollment is a service of Arapahoe Community College and students must be accepted into the college to take concurrent enrollment courses.
After you apply, you will receive your ACC student ID number (S#) in 2-3 business days via email.
You’ll need a few things when you apply, so have them handy:
- Your Social Security Number
- *If you do not have a Social Security Number, you can still participate in the concurrent enrollment program by selecting the appropriate citizenship status when completing the ACC admission application.
- A personal email address (not your parent’s/guardian’s or your high school email)
- Residency information from a parent/guardian
Make sure you check "YES" to allow ACC to authorize your College Opportunity Fund (COF) when completing the admission application or go to the College Opportunity Fund website to sign up.
Step 3: Meet Course Prerequisite Requirements
Some college courses have prerequisites you need to meet before you can take them. Depending on the course, you may need to take an academic assessment or provide an academic transcript. There are 3 ways to meet course prerequisites:
- Submit qualifying ACT, SAT, PSAT 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.
Additional Steps for Students Taking Courses at an ACC Campus or Online
Step 4: Complete Student Orientation (online)
Student Orientation is a requirement for all students who are attending college at an ACC campus/online for the first time.
Student Orientation is online and will teach you about being a college student and how to register for the courses you are taking at an ACC campus/online.
Visit the Student Orientation page to learn how to complete Student Orientation.
Step 5: Attend an Advising & Registration Session (in-person)
After completing the online Student Orientation, you will receive an email from your ACC Academic Advisor inviting you to sign-up for an Advising & Registration session.
The dates and times for the Advising & Registration sessions will be provided through the email from your advisor.
Step 6: 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. You will need to download the form and not complete it within your web browser (right click and save file). 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).