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

In the summer of 2014, Western launched a new Concurrent Enrollment program. Since then, our faculty mentors have trained more than 60 teachers from around the state. These teachers are now teaching 15 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, or by calling 970.773.0561.

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 moved part of our Concurrent Enrollment application and registration process online! To register students for courses, please use the process listed below in Steps 1 and 2. Concurrent Enrollment students can take the Accuplacer test to qualify for Western courses. Contact Chrissie Nehrenberg,, with questions. Thank you!

Step 1: Students apply online. Click the following link to get started: ONLINE APPLICATION FOR Concurrent Enrollment 
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. If you have already taken a Western Concurrent Enrollment course, you will skip this step and move to Step 2. If you aren't sure, ask your high school counselor or call The Office of Extended Studies at 970.943.2885.

Step 2: Complete our 1-page Concurrent Enrollment registration form. 
Download the appropriate form below and complete each section. The form requires signatures from students, parents, school counselors and school district representatives. If you are a homeschooled student, we do not need district or counselor signatures. Registration for Concurrent Enrollment courses is not complete until all required information, including proof of prerequisites, is received and processed by the Office of Extended Studies. 

Western Concurrent Enrollment Registration Form - for students taking courses at their high school

Western Concurrent Enrollment Registration Form - for students coming on campus (GHS and CBCS)

Western Concurrent Enrollment Registration Form - for home-schooled students and online students


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 Fund (COF) stipend is applied ($75 per credit). For courses being taught in the high school, the cost is $40 per credit for 100+ level courses (after the COF stipend is applied), and $50 per credit for 099-level credits, which are not COF eligible.

Students who are registered for Concurrent Enrollment courses must 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 successfully apply will be charged the full tuition amount for their courses.  For more information visit

Are you interested in teaching a Concurrent Enrollment course for 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. Teachers interested in teaching a 100+ level courses must have a Master's degree in the discipline or subfield. If you hold a master's degree or higher in a discipline or subfield other than that in which you are interested in teaching, you must have completed a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline or subfield in which you will be teaching.

To see current course offerings click here.  You can also contact Chrissie Nehrenberg at with questions or to have her review your credentials.

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, professional development is required, as well as professional development and support during the semesters in which the course is taught.

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.

Need a Transcript?

If you need a transcript showing your Concurrent Enrollment credits and grades from Western, go to  Once on the site, you will choose Western State Colorado University, and then you'll move through the request process. You will need your correct Western student ID, Social Security Number, and date of birth. If you have questions about this process, please call the Office of Extended Studies at 970.943.2885.

Teachers interested in delivering Western Concurrent Enrollment Courses will be trained during our Summer Teacher Institute or at another time during the school year. Teachers can apply to teach the following courses:

Psy 100* - General Psychology

Biology 120* - Studies in Biology

Biology 130* - Environmental Biology

Math 099 - Intermediate Algebra (open to Seniors only)

Math 140* - College Algebra

Math 141 - Precalculus

Computer Science 140 - Game Programming for Beginners

Computer Science 160 - Introduction to Web Design

Buad 101 - Business of Life

Eng 099 - Basic Writing (open to Seniors only)

Eng 102* -  Academic Writing

Eng 150 - Introduction to Literature

Art 105* - Introduction to Art

Pols 117* - Introduction to Political Ideas

Pols 180* - Introduction to American Politics

Pols 260 - Introduction to World Politics

Hist 126* - U.S. History to 1865

Hist 127* - U.S. History Since 1865

* Denotes Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Course

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