Concurrent Enrollment Programs

Creating pathways between high schools and Western State Colorado University is the goal of the Western Concurrent Enrollment Program. Through this program students can begin their college careers, before high school graduation, by taking a course for both high school and college credit. Students enroll in Western courses, offered online, on-campus or in their high school, at a reduced tuition rate.

School District Information

Western is launching a new concurrent enrollment program starting in the Summer of 2014.  Enrollment is open now!   Click on the Western Concurrent Enrollment Overview document below for details.

Interested in partnering with Western?  Please contact the Extended Studies office at 970.943.2885 or Chrissie Nehrenberg, Director of Concurrent Enrollment, at

Scholarship Opportunity

Western State Colorado University has created a scholarship program for high school students.  Contact Admissions for more information: 970.943.7050

Student Information

Online Spring 2014 Course Offerings

  • Biology 130: Environmental Biology *    (CRN: 37690)
  • English 150: Introduction to Literature    (CRN: 37689)
  • Geography 120: Introduction to Human Geography *  (CRN: 37688)
  • Psychology 100: General Psychology *  (CRN: 37142)

* Colorado State Guaranteed General Education Transfer Course


School districts that have entered into an agreement with Western must pay the student's tuition up front.  The cost per on-campus credit is $100, after a student's College Opportunity Funds (COF) are applied, if the student is attending on-campus or online.  The cost is $40 per credit, after COF is applied, if the student is taking courses at his or her high school.

Students who apply for admittance to the Concurrent Enrollment program must also apply for their College Opportunity Fund stipend and apply it to their Western tuition.

College Opportunity Fund Information

Information: The College Opportunity Fund, created by the Colorado Legislature, provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students. Eligible undergraduate students must apply, be admitted to, and enroll at a participating Colorado institution. Both new and continuing students are eligible for the stipend. Students who do not apply will be disenrolled from courses.  For more information visit

Are you interested in teaching a concurrent enrollment course through Western?  Review the application information below, and then click on the application link to get the process started.

Application materials are due by April 1, 2014.  A complete application should include:
  1. The Western Concurrent Enrollment High School Teacher Application (click the link below)
  2. Current resume/vitae, including education (degrees, dates, institutions attended) and teaching experience
  3. Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate study, both degree and non-degree

All applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department.  Upon completion of the review, the Western Concurrent Enrollment Office will notify the applicant regarding the department's decision. Upon approval, the applicant will be required to submit official transcripts, which, for accreditation purposes, are required of all University faculty.  The applicant will receive a letter of appointment detailing the terms and conditions of the position.

Concurrent Enrollment High School Teacher Application

The goal of Western State Colorado University's Concurrent Enrollment program is to create pathways between high school and college.  Through our program. you can begin your college career before high school graduation by taking a course for both high school and college credit.  Contact your high school counselor to learn more about participating in our concurrent enrollment offerings.

Teachers interested in delivering Western Concurrent Enrollment courses will be trained during our Summer Teacher Institute, June 11-13, 2014.  Teachers can apply to teach the following courses:

Psy 100

Geol 101

Geog 120

Math 099, 140

CS 0

Buad 100

Eng 102 & 150

Pols 117

Soc 101

For full course descriptions, go to our catalog.