Getting Started with Concurrent Enrollment

Welcome! Interested in attending CCA? Here is how!

Application Process

Number one in white on red backgroundStep 1: Complete the Community College of Aurora online application. Make sure you have applied for the College Opportunity Fund when filling out your application or go to the College Opportunity Fund website to sign up. Community College of Aurora and students must be accepted into the college to take Concurrent Enrollment courses.

Number two in white on red backgroundStep 2: Complete the Accuplacer exam(s) or send CCA your high school transcript that shows your ACT/SAT scores (these scores must meet the minimum cut score requirements). To take the Accuplacer exam see your high school counselor for testing dates and times.

Number three in white on red backgroundStep 3: Complete the CCA Concurrent Enrollment Agreement form with your parent or guardian and turn it into your high school counselor.

Number four in white on red backgroundStep 4: If you are enrolling in classes on one of the CCA campuses, you must register for classes at the college. Registration dates will be given to students once they complete all of their Concurrent Enrollment paperwork. First time Concurrent Enrollment students who take classes on the CCA campus will be required to attend a New Student Orientation prior to starting classes.

Number five in white on red backgroundStep 5: Successfully complete your course to earn college credit!

Qualifications to participate in Concurrent Enrollment

  • Student must be enrolled in a Colorado high school
  • Students must provide CCA with ACT/SAT scores or take the Accuplacer assessment at your high school
  • Completion of the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement and/or Promissory Note provided to the student by the high school counselor
  • The Concurrent Enrollment Agreement must be signed by a parent or guardian and high school counselor

College Opportunity Fund (COF) 

COF is a stipend, which means the amount of money per credit hour paid by the state of Colorado on behalf of an eligible undergraduate student attending a participating college in the state of Colorado. The Colorado Legislature sets the specific per credit hour amount for the stipend annually. The current amount can be found on the College Opportunity Fund website. 

Tuition and Fees

Concurrent Enrollment courses are free to the student. The school districts pay tuition for all in-state “resident” high school students.  Refer to Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act C.R.S. 22-35-101 to 112. Textbooks and additional course fees are the student’s responsibility.

Available Courses

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