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.

Concurrent Enrollment Courses On Western's Campus 
  • This program provides the opportunity for qualified high school students to enroll in a course on Western's campus in Gunnison.
  • Available to qualified 9th -12th grade students who are under 21 years of age.
  • Students must meet course requirements and prerequisites to enroll.
  • Concurrent Enrollment courses are offered at a reduced tuition rate. Your school district determines the number courses for which they will pay tuition. Please check with your school for these details.
  • Students must apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend. This stipend pays a portion of the tuition ($83/credit, beginning Fall 2018). If students do not apply for the COF stipend, they will be billed $83/credit.
  • Students should meet with their high school counselor to determine eligibility and to select courses from the on-campus Western course offerings.
 
Concurrent Enrollment Courses Offered in the High School
  • This program provides qualified students the opportunity to take Western courses in the high school.
  • These courses are taught by qualified high school instructors approved as Western adjunct faculty.
  • Enrollment is open to 9th -12th grade students in participating high schools.
  • Students who successfully complete a CE course receive both both high school and college credit.
  • Students must apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend. This stipend pays a portion of the tuition ($83/credit, beginning Fall 2018). If students do not apply for the COF stipend, they will be billed $83/credit.
  • Students should meet with their high school counselor to determine eligibility for CE courses offered in their high school.

New Concurrent Enrollment Students on Western's Campus

Step 1 - Meet with your high school guidance counselor

Meet with your high school guidance counselor to determine whether you are eligible to take a CE course. You must show that you meet the criteria established by your high school and receive approval from your high school guidance counselor prior to applying for admission at Western. Your high school guidance counselor will help you to do the following:

  • Determine your eligibility for taking a specific course
  • Schedule an Accuplacer, if needed to meet course prerequisites
  • Complete our Concurrent Enrollment online application and Concurrent Enrollment registration form (SASID, DOB and SSN required)
  • Check to make sure you have completed and submitted all required pieces of the process

For homeschooled students, Chrissie Nehrenberg will serve as your Western contact and advisor for the registration process. Chrissie can be reached at 970.943.2034 or cnehrenberg@western.edu. Please set up a time to meet with Chrissie so she can assist with the process above. 

Note: High school and homeschooled students cannot self-register. Self-registration causes an error in the billing process (resulting in higher tuition charges). Please follow the process provided by your school!

Step 2 – Complete your registration form

Your guidance counselor will help you to complete your registration form. A finalized form must have your guidance counselor's signature, your guardian's signature, a school district signature, and the course(s) you wish to enroll in for the semester. Once complete, the form should be returned to your guidance counselor. Your guidance counselor will attach your high school transcript, along with the required test scores needed to fulfill course prerequisites. All documents will be submitted to Western through the high school counselor. 

If you are a homeschooled student, Chrissie Nehrenberg will manage the submission of your registration form. If you need a registration form, please email Ami Anderson

Step 3 - Apply for admission

The Online Application process is the secure method used for collecting and transmitting the personal information required for admission to Western. The information is used to build your Western student account. The Online Application requests the following information: 

  • Name (use the name as stated on your school records)
  • birth date
  • full address  
  • permanent and cell phone numbers
  • email address
  • SSN (important for COF)
  • SASID (required for matching your COF account)
  • high school
  • application term
  • emergency contact information
  • gender, race, and ethnicity
 

Much of the above information is used to match your Western student account to your Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF) account so that your tuition stipend can be applied. Click here for our Concurrent Enrollment Online Application.  ​

Step 4 - Set up your Western account

Once your Online Application is complete and your registration materials have been processed by Western, a registration confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided us in your Online Application. This email will provide you with instruction for setting up your Western account. It is important to set up your account so you can begin using your Western email address, and so that you can log in to check your grades and other registration information (the same login is used for all Western services). This is the University’s official method of communication with you as a new Western student! If you have any trouble setting up your Western account, please contact IT Services at 970.943.3123.

Step 5 - Confirm your enrollment

Now that you have accessed your Western account, you need to confirm that your enrollment and registration form match. To see your course enrollments, click Current Students in the top menu and then log in. From the main menu, click Student & Financial Aid Menu, and then click Registration. The Student Detail Schedule will show you all of your course registration information, and you can even print a schedule. If you have an issue with the enrollment listed on your Western account, contact the Extended Studies Department: 970.943.2885.

Step 6 - Enroll in the Colorado Opportunity Fund

If you are taking a college-level course (not a remedial course), you MUST complete your College Opportunity Fund (COF) application by following these steps:

  • Go to https://cof.college-assist.org/ 
  • Click the “Apply Now” button, and complete the online application. You must have your correct Social Security Number and birth date to apply. If you do not have a SSN, you can request an alternate C number to use during this application process.
The COF stipend pays $83 per credit for your tuition.  
** You only need to apply for your COF stipend once. If you completed this process in a prior semester, do not repeat the process.
** If you do not correctly complete the COF application, you will be billed $83 per credit for each course you take this semester. If you have any trouble, ask your counselor for help or call Chrissie Nehrenberg at 970.943.2034.

Step 7 - Attend new student orientation

New student orientation is a fun and informative way to learn about Western State Colorado University and the resources available to you to help you on your educational path. Concurrent enrollment students and parents are encouraged to attend. 

Returning Concurrent Enrollment Students on Western's Campus

Step 1 - Meet with your high school guidance counselor

Meet with your high school guidance counselor to determine whether you are eligible to take a CE course. You must show that you meet the criteria established by your high school and receive approval from your high school guidance counselor prior to applying for admission at Western. Your high school guidance counselor will help you to do the following:

  • Determine your eligibility for taking a specific course
  • Schedule an Accuplacer, if needed to meet course prerequisites
  • Complete our Concurrent Enrollment online application and Concurrent Enrollment registration form (SASID, DOB and SSN required)
  • Check to make sure you have completed and submitted all required pieces of the process

Step 2 - Complete your registration form

Your guidance counselor will help you to complete your registration form. A finalized form must have your guidance counselor's signature, your guardian's signature, a school district signature, and the course(s) you wish to enroll in for the semester. Once complete, the form should be returned to your guidance counselor. Your guidance counselor will attach your high school transcript, along with the required test scores needed to fulfill course prerequisites. All documents will be submitted to Western through the high school counselor. 

If you need a registration form, please email Ami Anderson

Step 3 - Confirm your enrollment

When you registered for your first CE course with Western, you were sent a registration confirmation email that contained information on how to set up your Western account. Now that you know how to access your Western account, you need to confirm that your enrollment and registration form match. To see your course enrollments, click Current Students in the top menu and then log in. From the main menu, click Student & Financial Aid Menu, and then click Registration. The Student Detail Schedule will show you all of your course registration information, and you can even print a schedule. If you have an issue with the enrollment listed on your Western account, contact the Extended Studies Department: 970.943.2885. If you need help setting up your Western account or have forgotten how to access it, please call IT Services at 970.943.3123.

New Concurrent Enrollment Students, Taking Courses In Your High School

Step 1 - Meet with your high school guidance counselor

The first step you'll take in this process is to meet with your high school guidance counselor to determine whether you are eligible to take a CE course. You must show that you meet the criteria established by your high school and receive approval from your high school guidance counselor prior to applying for admission to Western. Your high school guidance counselor will help you to do the following:
  • Determine your eligibility for taking a specific course
  • Schedule an Accuplacer, if needed to meet course prerequisites
  • Complete our Concurrent Enrollment online application and Concurrent Enrollment registration form (SASID, DOB and SSN required)
  • Check to make sure you have completed and submitted all required pieces of the process

Step 2 - Complete your registration form

Your guidance counselor will help you to complete your registration form. A finalized form must have your guidance counselor's signature, your guardian's signature, a school district signature, and the course(s) you wish to enroll in for the semester. Once complete, the form should be returned to your guidance counselor. Your guidance counselor will attach your high school transcript, along with the required test scores needed to fulfill course prerequisites. All documents will be submitted to Western through the high school counselor. 

Step 3 - Apply for admission

The Online Application process is the secure method used for collecting and transmitting the personal information required for admission to Western. The information is used to build your Western student account. The Online Application requests the following information, so please have it on hand while applying!: 

  • Name (use the name as stated on your school records)
  • Birth date
  • Full address
  • Permanent and cell phone numbers
  • Email address
  • SSN (important for COF)
  • SASID (required for matching your COF account)
  • High school
  • Application term
  • Emergency contact information
  • Gender, race, ethnicity
 

Much of the above information is used to match your Western student account to the your Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF) so that your tuition stipend can be applied. Click here for the Online Application.  

Step 4 - Set up your Western account

Once your Online Application is complete and your registration materials have been processed by Western, a registration confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided us in your Online Application. This email will provide you with instructions for setting up your Western account. It is important to set up your account so you can begin using your Western email address, and so that you can log in to check your grades and other registration information (the same login is used for all Western services). This is the University’s official method of communication with you as a new Western student! If you have any trouble setting up your Western account, please contact IT Services at 970.943.3123.

Step 6 - Enroll in the Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF)

If you are taking a college-level course (not a remedial course), you MUST complete your College Opportunity Fund (COF) application by following these steps:

  • Go to https://cof.college-assist.org/ 
  • Click the “Apply Now” button, and complete the online application. You must have your correct Social Security Number and birth date to apply. If you do not have an SSN, you can request an alternate C number to use during this application process.

The COF stipend pays $77 per credit for your tuition.  
** You only need to apply for your COF stipend once. If you completed this process in a prior semester, do not repeat the process.
** If you do not correctly complete the COF application, you will be billed $77 per credit for each course you take this semester. 

Returning Concurrent Enrollment Students, Taking Courses In Your High School

Step 1 - Meet with your high school guidance counselor

Meet with your high school guidance counselor to determine whether you are eligible to take a CE course. You must show that you meet the criteria established by your high school and receive approval from your high school guidance counselor prior to applying for admission to Western. Your high school guidance counselor will help you to do the following:

  • Determine your eligibility for taking a specific course
  • Schedule an Accuplacer, if needed to meet course prerequisites
  • Complete our Concurrent Enrollment online application and Concurrent Enrollment registration form (SASID, DOB and SSN required)
  • Check to make sure you have completed and submitted all required pieces of the process

Step 3 - Confirm your enrollment

When you registered for your first CE course with Western, you were sent a registration confirmation email that contained information on how to set up your Western account. Now that you know how to access your Western account, you need to confirm that your enrollment and registration form match. To see your course enrollments, click Current Students in the top menu and then log in. From the main menu, click Student & Financial Aid Menu, and then click Registration. The Student Detail Schedule will show you all of your course registration information, and you can even print a schedule. If you have an issue with the enrollment listed on your Western account, contact the Extended Studies Department: 970.943.2885. If you need help setting up your Western account or have forgotten how to access it, please call IT Services at 970.943.3123.

Western has more than 30 high school adjunct faculty teaching Concurrent Enrollment courses in high schools all over the state! This program would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our high school teachers and high school partners. We currently offer Concurrent Enrollment courses in English, History, Political Science, Art, Math, Exercise Science, Biology, and Music, and are growing each semester.

You might already have a CE program at your school, or you might be considering adding courses. Either way, we'd love to talk with you! We know you'll have to consider whether you have faculty who would qualify to teach classes, and how you can fit these courses into an existing schedule. We can help. Please contact our Director of Concurrent Enrollment, Chrissie Nehrenberg, at cnehrenberg@western.edu or 970.943.2034

Current School Partners:

Bayfield High School

Registration DeadlineFinal Day to Add/Drop a CourseFinal Day to Withdrawal
January 11, 2018January 25, 2018March 29, 2018

Email Ami Anderson to if a you need a Registration Form, an Add/Drop Form, or a Withdrawal Form. 

Courses OfferedCourse Description

ENG 099

Provides students with practice in generating and developing writing about academic topics and preparation for ENG 102 Academic Writing. For students who do not meet the University Level Entry Standards set by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Offered through Extended Studies for an additional fee. Credit does not count toward graduation. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

MATH 099

A review of the arithmetic of fractions and decimals, percentage problems, signed numbers, arithmetic, and topics of basic algebra, including simplifying algebraic expressions, solving and graphing linear equations, basic factoring, working with algebraic fractions, and solving rational and quadratic equations. This course is designed for students who need a review of the basic algebra skills necessary to complete the required mathematics course MATH 140. Credit does not count toward graduation. Graded Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 16 or above; SAT math score of 440 or above, MATH 098; or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test score of 60 or above.

Cedaredge High School

Registration DeadlineFinal Day to Add/Drop a CourseFinal Day to Withdrawal
January 11, 2018January 25, 2018March 29, 2018

Email Ami Anderson to if a you need a Registration Form, an Add/Drop Form, or a Withdrawal Form. 

Courses OfferedCourse Description

ENG 102

Provides students the opportunity to practice strategies for developing writing projects on unfamiliar topics in unfamiliar formats to become more effective and efficient writers. Writers learn to practice strategies for making writing more comprehensible for readers and to use a wide range of writing processes for getting started, developing, organizing, and polishing writing projects. Prerequisites (one of the following): ENG 099; ACT English score of 18 or higher to demonstrate writing proficiency and ACT Reading score of 17 or higher to demonstrate reading proficiency; SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 470 or higher to demonstrate writing proficiency and SAT Critical Reading score of 430 or above to demonstrate reading proficiency; Accuplacer Sentence Skills test score of 95 or higher and Accuplacer Reading Comprehension test score of 80 or higher; or combination of ACT, SAT, and Accuplacer scores to fulfill both reading and writing proficiencies; or co-requisite ENG 100 (SAI).

MATH 104

An integration of the essential algebraic manipulations, solving equations and inequalities, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and techniques of graphing. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 21 or above; SAT math score of 540 or above; MATH 099; or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test score of 106 or above; or co-requisite MATH 102 (SAI).

Delta High School

Registration DeadlineFinal Day to Add/Drop a CourseFinal Day to Withdrawal
January 11, 2018January 25, 2018March 29, 2018

Email Ami Anderson to if a you need a Registration Form, an Add/Drop Form, or a Withdrawal Form. 

Courses OfferedCourse Description
ENG 102

Provides students the opportunity to practice strategies for developing writing projects on unfamiliar topics in unfamiliar formats to become more effective and efficient writers. Writers learn to practice strategies for making writing more comprehensible for readers and to use a wide range of writing processes for getting started, developing, organizing, and polishing writing projects. Prerequisites (one of the following): ENG 099; ACT English score of 18 or higher to demonstrate writing proficiency and ACT Reading score of 17 or higher to demonstrate reading proficiency; SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 470 or higher to demonstrate writing proficiency and SAT Critical Reading score of 430 or above to demonstrate reading proficiency; Accuplacer Sentence Skills test score of 95 or higher and Accuplacer Reading Comprehension test score of 80 or higher; or combination of ACT, SAT, and Accuplacer scores to fulfill both reading and writing proficiencies; or co-requisite ENG 100 (SAI). 

BIOL 130 & BIOL 135

(BIOL 130)An introduction to basic biological principles as they apply to interactions between organisms and their environment. Consideration is given to biotic and abiotic interactions, energy flow, biogeochemical cycling, population growth, biodiversity, basic cell biology, genetics, and evolution with a special emphasis on human impacts on these biological systems. This course establishes a strong foundation in applied biology from a scientific perspective.

(BIOL 135)An experimental approach in both the field and laboratory to explore fundamental biological principles including biotic and abiotic interactions, energy flow, bio- geochemical cycling, population growth, biodiversity, basic cell biology, genetics and evolution. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 130.

ESS 201

An introduction to basic anatomy and physiology of all human systems. Lab and lecture are integrated.

Dolores High School

Registration DeadlineFinal Day to Add/Drop a CourseFinal Day to Withdrawal
January 11, 2018January 25, 2018March 29, 2018

Email Ami Anderson to if a you need a Registration Form, an Add/Drop Form, or a Withdrawal Form. 

Courses OfferedCourse Description
MATH 099

A review of the arithmetic of fractions and decimals, percentage problems, signed numbers, arithmetic, and topics of basic algebra, including simplifying algebraic expressions, solving and graphing linear equations, basic factoring, working with algebraic fractions, and solving rational and quadratic equations. This course is designed for students who need a review of the basic algebra skills necessary to complete the required mathematics course MATH 140. Credit does not count toward graduation. Graded Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 16 or above; SAT math score of 440 or above, MATH 098; or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test score of 60 or above.

ENG 099

Provides students with practice in generating and developing writing about academic topics and preparation for ENG 102 Academic Writing. For students who do not meet the University Level Entry Standards set by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Offered through Extended Studies for an additional fee. Credit does not count toward graduation. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

Gunnison High School

Students taking courses on Western campus follow the Academic Calendar.  Please follow this link for registration information and add/drop dates.  

Hotchkiss High School

Registration DeadlineFinal Day to Add/Drop a CourseFinal Day to Withdrawal
January 11, 2018January 25, 2018March 29, 2018

Email Ami Anderson to if a you need a Registration Form, an Add/Drop Form, or a Withdrawal Form. 

Courses OfferedCourse Description
MATH 140

An integration of the essential algebraic manipulations, solving equations and inequalities, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and techniques of graphing. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 21 or above; SAT math score of 540 or above; MATH 099; or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test score of 106 or above; or co-requisite MATH 102 (SAI). 

ENG 150

An introduction to literature with focus on a specific theme, form, or topic. Prerequisites (one of the following): ENG 099; ACT English score of 18 or higher to demonstrate writing proficiency and ACT reading score of 17 or higher to demonstrate reading proficiency; SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 470 or higher to demonstrate writing proficiency and SAT Critical Reading score of 430 or above to demonstrate reading proficiency; Accuplacer Sentence Skills test score of 95 or higher and Accuplacer Reading Comprehension test score of 80 or higher; or combination of ACT, SAT and Accuplacer scores to fulfill both reading and writing proficiencies; open only to first and second-year students who have completed fewer than 60 credits.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College

Registration DeadlineFinal Day to Add/Drop a CourseFinal Day to Withdrawal
January 11, 2018January 25, 2018March 29, 2018

Email Ami Anderson to if a you need a Registration Form, an Add/Drop Form, or a Withdrawal Form. 

Courses OfferedCourse Description
BIOL 130 & BIOL 135

(BIOL 130)An introduction to basic biological principles as they apply to interactions between organisms and their environment. Consideration is given to biotic and abiotic interactions, energy flow, biogeochemical cycling, population growth, biodiversity, basic cell biology, genetics, and evolution with a special emphasis on human impacts on these biological systems. This course establishes a strong foundation in applied biology from a scientific perspective.

(BIOL 135)An experimental approach in both the field and laboratory to explore fundamental biological principles including biotic and abiotic interactions, energy flow, bio- geochemical cycling, population growth, biodiversity, basic cell biology, genetics and evolution. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL 130.

MATH 099

A review of the arithmetic of fractions and decimals, percentage problems, signed numbers, arithmetic, and topics of basic algebra, including simplifying algebraic expressions, solving and graphing linear equations, basic factoring, working with algebraic fractions, and solving rational and quadratic equations. This course is designed for students who need a review of the basic algebra skills necessary to complete the required mathematics course MATH 140. Credit does not count toward graduation. Graded Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 16 or above; SAT math score of 440 or above, MATH 098; or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test score of 60 or above.

ENG 099

Provides students with practice in generating and developing writing about academic topics and preparation for ENG 102 Academic Writing. For students who do not meet the University Level Entry Standards set by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Offered through Extended Studies for an additional fee. Credit does not count toward graduation. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

Olathe High School

Registration DeadlineFinal Day to Add/Drop a CourseFinal Day to Withdrawal
January 11, 2018January 25, 2018March 29, 2018

Email Ami Anderson to if a you need a Registration Form, an Add/Drop Form, or a Withdrawal Form. 

Courses OfferedCourse Description
POLS 260

An introduction to some of the more important concepts and approaches to understanding world politics. Students examine the politics between different countries and seek to answer questions about the promise and peril of the global future. Quest- ions contemplated include: What are the sources of political conflict and how can they be minimized? Under what conditions will nation states cooperate with each other to accomplish common goals? Should tyranny and human rights violations justify humanitarian intervention? Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of C- or above.

HIST 127

A survey of American history from the Civil War to modern times, providing description and analysis of the major developments and trends in politics, economics, society, and foreign policy. Attention is given to the people and forces that influenced and shaped the American experience. 

Pagosa Springs High School

Registration DeadlineFinal Day to Add/Drop a CourseFinal Day to Withdrawal
January 11, 2018January 25, 2018March 29, 2018

Email Ami Anderson to if a you need a Registration Form, an Add/Drop Form, or a Withdrawal Form. 

Courses OfferedCourse Description
MATH 099

A review of the arithmetic of fractions and decimals, percentage problems, signed numbers, arithmetic, and topics of basic algebra, including simplifying algebraic expressions, solving and graphing linear equations, basic factoring, working with algebraic fractions, and solving rational and quadratic equations. This course is designed for students who need a review of the basic algebra skills necessary to complete the required mathematics course MATH 140. Credit does not count toward graduation. Graded Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 16 or above; SAT math score of 440 or above, MATH 098; or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test score of 60 or above.

ENG 099

Provides students with practice in generating and developing writing about academic topics and preparation for ENG 102 Academic Writing. For students who do not meet the University Level Entry Standards set by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Offered through Extended Studies for an additional fee. Credit does not count toward graduation. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

Salida High School

Registration DeadlineFinal Day to Add/Drop a CourseFinal Day to Withdrawal
January 11, 2018January 25, 2018March 29, 2018

Email Ami Anderson to if a you need a Registration Form, an Add/Drop Form, or a Withdrawal Form. 

Courses OfferedCourse Description
MUS 245

An introductory course emphasizing the history and development of Rock and Roll music. The growth and development of major historical periods of rock music and related styles will be explored through the study of historical, social, political and cultural influences. Music is selected to illustrate representative styles of music from different historical periods of Rock music and culture.

HIST 127

A survey of American history from the Civil War to modern times, providing description and analysis of the major developments and trends in politics, economics, society, and foreign policy. Attention is given to the people and forces that influenced and shaped the American experience. 

ENG 102

Provides students the opportunity to practice strategies for developing writing projects on unfamiliar topics in unfamiliar formats to become more effective and efficient writers. Writers learn to practice strategies for making writing more comprehensible for readers and to use a wide range of writing processes for getting started, developing, organizing, and polishing writing projects. Prerequisites (one of the following): ENG 099; ACT English score of 18 or higher to demonstrate writing proficiency and ACT Reading score of 17 or higher to demonstrate reading proficiency; SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 470 or higher to demonstrate writing proficiency and SAT Critical Reading score of 430 or above to demonstrate reading proficiency; Accuplacer Sentence Skills test score of 95 or higher and Accuplacer Reading Comprehension test score of 80 or higher; or combination of ACT, SAT, and Accuplacer scores to fulfill both reading and writing proficiencies; or co-requisite ENG 100 (SAI). 

Thomas Jefferson High School

Registration DeadlineFinal Day to Add/Drop a CourseFinal Day to Withdrawal
January 11, 2018January 25, 2018March 29, 2018

Email Ami Anderson to if a you need a Registration Form, an Add/Drop Form, or a Withdrawal Form. 

Courses OfferedCourse Description
MATH 099

A review of the arithmetic of fractions and decimals, percentage problems, signed numbers, arithmetic, and topics of basic algebra, including simplifying algebraic expressions, solving and graphing linear equations, basic factoring, working with algebraic fractions, and solving rational and quadratic equations. This course is designed for students who need a review of the basic algebra skills necessary to complete the required mathematics course MATH 140. Credit does not count toward graduation. Graded Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 16 or above; SAT math score of 440 or above, MATH 098; or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test score of 60 or above.

Western has more than 30 high school adjunct faculty teaching Concurrent Enrollment courses all over the state! We love our high school teachers! This program would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our high school teachers. We currently offer Concurrent Enrollment courses in English, History, Political Science, Art, Math, Exercise Science, Biology, and Music. 

If you are interested in teaching a Western Concurrent Enrollment course, you must either currently meet the minimum qualifications for adjunct faculty as determined by the Higher Learning Commission (the HLC). For most courses, that means you must:

  • Have a master's degree or higher in the discipline

OR

  • ​Have a master's degree or higher in a discipline other than that in which you teach, PLUS 18 graduate credits in the discipline in which you teach

​If you do not meet either of these minimum qualifications, we can still consider taking you on board if you are committed to a professional development plan for earning the required credits. Please contact Chrissie Nehrenberg to talk through these options: cnehrenberg@western.edu or 970.773.0561

If you are interested in teaching with us, please take the following steps:

  • Contact Chrissie Nehrenberg to express your interest and to discuss your qualifications: cnehrenberg@western.edu or 970.773.0561
  • Complete our Concurrent Enrollment online teacher application here. You will need to include undergraduate and graduate transcripts in this application process.

The Director of Concurrent Enrollment will forward your application documents to the appropriate academic department at Western for review. The Director of CE will notify you and your high school counselor or principal with the department's approval. If you are approved and you and your school decided to offer the new Western CE course, you will be required to attend a training with your new Western faculty mentor. There is an intensive training period before and during the first semeter in which you offer your CE course, and you will earn 3 500-level graduate credits in Education for successfully completing this training. 

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