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STEP 1:  Complete the ACC application

Apply to ACC. You must apply to Arapahoe Community College in order to earn college credit.  (if you have taken courses through our non-credit Community Education department you will need to re-apply as a credit-seeking student)   

Some information you will need in order to complete you application is:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your parent's or guardian's driver license number and date of issue
  • The date of issue of your parent's or guardian's vehicle license plate
  • The month and year your parent or guardian began living in Colorado

You must check YES in the COF box (College Opportunity Fund) in the final section of your ACC application.  If you do not check YES, you may Complete the COF application separately.

The College Opportunity Fund (funded by the State of Colorado) provides a portion of 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 parent for the portion that would have been paid for by the COF.

STEP 2:  Satisfy testing requirements

Testing is important so you can decide if you are ready for college-level work. Some classes have prerequisite test scores you must meet. Check with your counselor for information about these courses and testing sessions at your high school. You may also submit qualifying ACT or SAT scores to meet this requirement.

STEP 3:  Complete the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement and Registration Form

You MUST complete this form in order to be enrolled in the course for college credit.  This form is required by the State of Colorado for all students concurrently enrolled.  This form will be given to you by your teacher or counselor and requires student and parent signatures.  Incomplete or late forms will not be accepted.  Check with your counselor for deadlines.

 ~ Students must be registered for the class at their high school.  If you do not appear on the high school roster by the deadline you will not be enrolled for college credit.

~ Check with your teacher for textbook requirements. You may Purchase your textbook through the ACC bookstore.

Upon completion of these steps, ACC will register you into your Concurrent Enrollment class for college credit.

(please be familiar with all Concurrent Enrollment Program Requirements)