Concurrent Enrollment Programs

The goal of Western's Concurrent Enrollment Program is to create a clear pathway between high school and college. Through this program, students can begin their college career before high school graduation by taking a course for both high school and college credit. Students can enroll in Western courses on campus or in their high schools, at a reduced tuition rate.

School District Information

Western has launched a new Concurrent Enrollment program.  At our Concurrent Enrollment Summer Teacher Institute in June 2014, we hosted 30 teachers from around the state, all who are now teaching 11 different courses in their high schools.  Read this Western Concurrent Enrollment Overview document 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 cnehrenberg@western.edu.

Scholarship Opportunity

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

Student Registration Information

We have recently moved part of our Concurrent Enrollment application and registration process online!  To register students for Spring courses, please use the process listed below.  Contact Chrissie Nehrenberg, cnehrenberg@western.edu, with questions.  Thank you! 

Step 1:  Students apply online.  Click the following link to get started: Concurrent Enrollment Online Application 
If you are a first-time user of our system, just click "First time user account creation" to set up an account.  It is quick and easy!  Once you have created a login ID and PIN, you will be taken to the application page.  Make sure you have chosen "High School Concurrent" in the Application Type drop-down menu.

Step 2:  Complete our 1-page Concurrent Enrollment registration form. 
Download the form below and complete each section.  The form requires signatures from students, parents, school counselors and school district representatives.  Registration for Concurrent Enrollment courses is not complete until all required information is received and processed by the Office of Extended Studies. 
Western Concurrent Enrollment Registration Form

Cost

School districts that have entered into an agreement with Western must pay the student's Concurrent Enrollment tuition up front.  The cost per on-campus credit is $100, after a student's College Opportunity Funds (COF) are applied.  For courses being taught in the high school, the cost is $40 per credit, after COF is applied, for 100+ level courses, and $50 per credit for 099-level credits, which are not COF eligible.

Students who are registered for Concurrent Enrollment courses must also apply for their College Opportunity Fund stipend.

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 charged the full tuition amount for their courses.  For more information visit https://cof.college-assist.org.

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. You will need a resume and transcripts to complete the application process.

To see current course offerings click here.  You can also contact Chrissie Nehrenberg at cnehrenberg@western.edu with questions.

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.

For all teachers approved to offer Concurrent Enrollment courses in their high schools, attendance at the 2015 Summer Teacher Institute is required.

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 2015. Teachers can apply to teach the following courses:

Psy 100* - General Psychology

Psy 270 - Developmental Psychology

Math 099 - Intermediate Algebra

Math 140* - College Algebra

Math 141 - Precalculus

Computer Science 197 - Game Programming for Beginners

Buad 101 - Business of Life

Eng 099 - Basic Writing

Eng 102* -  Academic Writing

Eng 150 - Intro to Literature

Art 105* - Intro to Art

Mus 245 - History of Rock and Roll

Pols 117* - Introduction to Political Ideas

Pols 180* - Introduction to American Politics

Hist 126* - U.S. History to 1865

Hist 127* - U.S. History Since 1865

* - Denotes Guaranteed Transfer Course

For full course descriptions, go to our catalog.  If you are interested in teaching other courses in your high school, please contact Chrissie Nehrenberg at cnehrenberg@western.edu