1. What is Concurrent Enrollment and how do I qualify?

D49's Concurrent Enrollment promotes and ensures affordable, equitable access to successful college learning.
Concurrent Enrollment is an opportunity for qualified students to take college courses while in high school and receive both HS and college credit towards industry certificates, 2-year degrees, and transfer to 4-year universities. College courses are available on high school and on college campuses. Students typically receive 2 semesters of weighted HS credit for each 1 semester college course.
D49 pays for college tuition and fees, based on the resident community college tuition rate (approximately $180/credit), for students who have the academic and personal readiness skills to be in college.
(A, B, C grades in current & last semester required to apply).  
  1. Complete your ICAP or Pathway Plan (see your Counselor).
  2. Apply to Pikes Peak State Collegeapply for COF, and obtain Student “S” number.
  3. Take NextGen Accuplacer exams (Writing and Math) 
    • Take Next Gen Accuplacer at the PPSC Testing Center or contact your counselor for testing dates on your campus. 
    • Untimed testing takes about 1-2 hrs; photo ID and “S” number required; appointments required until further notice. 
    • To prepare for testing, go to Practice Tests (Students are ready to take Math Accuplacer toward the end of Geometry for Career Math and the end of Algebra 2 for College Algebra and up)
    • If students are college ready based on PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP exam scores, students can provide copies of official test scores to their high school counselors and Accuplacer may not be necessary. 
    • If testing scores are slightly under the cut off, counselors may be able to qualify students using multiple measures. 
  4. Submit CE application online for the High School you attend
  5. CE application links are available on this webpage and also in the counseling office.  To apply, no D or F grades in the current or the last semester; no student conduct or attendance concerns. 
  6. Submit College Readiness Assessment form for rising 9th and 10th graders. The student's counselor will coordinate this form with core teachers. 
  7. Schedule a College Advising Appointment with a high school counselor after CE qualification has been confirmed. Electronic CE paperwork will be provided at this time and both student and parent/guardian must attend College Advising to discuss a personalized plan of study and to provide signature authorizations. Virtual appointments may be available.