College Credit Options for Fort Collins High School Students
- Front Range Community College: College Now: Career Pathways, High School Select, Campus Select, ASCENT
- CU Succeed: Students can earn credits through approved classes offered in high school and deemed equivalent in content and academics standards to courses taught on the CU Denver campus.
- CSU: CSU is the only formal concurrently enrollment offering for student wishing to take CSU courses as part of their high school curriculum.
- AP Exams: Successful score on AP Exam (varies by College)
College Opportunity Fund:
Students are asked to complete the College Opportunity Fund Application. If they opt out of completing this application, student are responsible to pay this portion of their tuition. Website: https://cof.college-assist.org/
Individual Career & Academic Plan:
ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities. With the support of adults, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and college ready.
Every student will work towards completion of goals as they complete their coursework to earn their high school diploma.
Concurrent Enrollment students are asked to complete the ICAP checklist in Career Cruising to ensure the classes they are taking are align with their post-secondary workforce readiness (PWR) goals. The tasks on the checklist need to be completed and reviewed with their counselor.
Front Range Community College: College Now
The College Now Department at FRCC is proud to offer concurrent enrollment opportunities to Poudre School District high school students. Concurrent enrollment allows students to earn both high school and college credit for FRCC courses, at no tuition cost to the student. All courses are college-level and students are expected to meet college-level expectations and course prerequisites. Students may be responsible for the cost of textbooks, fees, and/or course materials.
FRCC College Now allows students to experience college courses that fall in line with their Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAPs) while still in high school. Whether exploring career and technical fields or taking general education or transfer courses, FRCC College Now can help you get a jump start on your future!
Many FRCC courses are guaranteed to transfer to all public institutions of higher learning in Colorado. Visit www.frontrange.edu/guaranteedtransfer for more info about the Colorado guaranteed transfer program. All FRCC courses can apply toward FRCC certificate and degree programs. Visit www.frontrange.edu/Academics/College-Catalog/ for more info on certificates and degrees.
Interested?! Talk to your high school counselor today for more information about the application and enrollment process.
Career Pathways Application: See your Counselor
College Now - High School Select is a concurrent enrollment program that provides high school students with the opportunity to take FRCC classes at their home high school for college credit. Tuition is covered by the school district, but students may be responsible for textbooks and/or applicable fees.
Class offerings are determined in partnership with the school district, FRCC, and each individual high school. High School Select classes are indicated in the Curriculum Guide and indicated with "FRCC" the title. Students should talk with their high school counselor about what course offerings may be available at their high school.
Visit www.frontrange.edu/lc-collegenow/programs/high-school-select/available-classes to see which courses are available at your school.
High School Select Application: See your Counselor
Students enroll in classes at the FRCC campus with other FRCC college students. These classes are taught at the college level and students are expected to meet all college-level expectations. Students are expected to select classes with their high school counselors, following the student’s career and academic plan (ICAP), but the College Now department is happy to help provide course information, degree requirements, etc.
Students can choose Campus Select courses from the FRCC catalog. For a complete list of offerings, visit
Available Classes:ll Academic Campus Select Programs
Most students enroll in classes that are not offered at their high school, such as advanced math or foreign language classes, or specialized classes. Students are expected to select classes with their high school counselors, but the College Now department can help provide course information, degree requirements, etc. Class lists are usually available mid-semester the semester prior to starting. Students can choose Campus Select courses from the FRCC catalog. For a complete list of offerings, visit www.frontrange.edu/Academics/Catalog-and-Course-Schedules/
|FRCC College Credit||PSD High School Credit|
|1 credit||1 credit|
|2 credits||2 credits|
|3-5 credits||5 credits|
Campus Select Application: See your Counselor
For additional information on the Concurrent Enrollment program, guidelines for participation and registration information, see your counselor or https://www.frontrange.edu/programs-and-courses/high-school-programs
FRCC College Now: ASCENT
“Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment”
ASCENT allows students to remain enrolled at their home high school for a fifth year, and take all classes at FRCC.
Program Overview: ASCENT Program
- For more detailed information on the ASCENT program and to obtain guidelines for participation and ASCENT Application forms see your counselor or log onto: www.psdschools.org
- ASCENT Application 2020-2021
- ASCENT Application Information Handout 2020-21.pdf
- ASCENT Channel 10 Video
Program Overview: CU Suceed
- Calculus III
- College Credits: 4
- Classical Humanities
- College Credits: 3
- Students requesting transcript or credit information from the University of Colorado should contact the CU Registrars Office* at (303) 556-6140.
*See your teacher for more information.
At this time, CSU collaborates with the Poudre School District to offer upper division foreign language courses within the Concurrent Enrollment program.
Tuition and Fees:
PSD will cover the current Community College Rate of tuition for up to 2 courses per semester at either FRCC or CSU. Students will be responsible for the cost of fees, books and any tuition above the Community College Rate of tuition for each course.
- PSD covers only the cost of approved college level courses. If a student chooses to take a developmental course, the student must pay for the course.
- Students will be responsible for transportation to and from their college classes.
Application: not available at this time. For more information about CSU, please visit our website at https://registrar.colostate.edu/academic-resources/concurrent-enrollment/
Students requesting transcript or credit information from Colorado State University should contact the CSU Registrars Office* at (970) 491-7148.
There are a variety of options for Fort Collins High School student to obtain college credit while they are still enrolled at FCHS. This information is also available in Spanish. These include:
Advanced Placement courses– testing spring of each year, scores 3 and above can be accepted by most of the nation’s colleges and universities.