College Credit Options for Students
Brief description of the programs offered
College Now Program
Front Range Community College's CollegeNow Department 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 the same FRCC course, at no tuition cost to the student (students may be responsible for fees and/or textbooks).
FRCC CollegeNow allows students to experience college courses that fall in line with their Career and Academic Plans (ICAPs) while still in high school. Whether exploring topics related to career and technical fields or taking courses that will transfer to a 2 or 4 year college or university, FRCC CollegeNow can help you get a jump start on your future!
High School Select: Students take FRCC classes at their home high schools, from high school teachers who meet the qualifications to become an FRCC faculty member. Look for classes designated as "Concurrent Enrollment" in this guide when making your class schedule.
Career Pathways - Students participate in Front Range Community College on campus, yearlong CTE programs, specifically for high school students. They attend three high school classes on PHS campus as well to meet graduation requirements.
Campus Select - Formerly known as "PSEO" or "House bill 1244". Students take FRCC classes on Front Range campus as college students. The class must meet a graduation requirement in order for district to pay for course. See other guidelines for district payment.
Campus Select agreement form-
(Under age form-If you are under the age of 16)
ASCENT - (Acceleration Students through Concurrent Enrollment) students opt to remain enrolled at their home high school for a 5th year, and take all classes at FRCC. Students must have completed 12 college credits in high school to be eligible.
FRCC CollegeNow: Opportunities for High School Students
Many FRCC Concurrent Enrollment courses are guaranteed to transfer to all public institutions of higher learning in Colorado.Visit
http://web1.frontrange.edu/catalog/4316.htm for more information about the Colorado guaranteed transfer program. Other courses prepare students to continue in career and technical fields. Transfer-ability is noted in each course description.
Another resource to find out what college credits transfer to school in and outside of Colorado visit: www.transferology.com
If you are interested, please talk to your high school counselor or Marni Klamm (College and Career Center Coordinator) to begin the application process. Students will be selected for each program based on counselor recommendation and/or qualifying placement test scores.
Students seeking to take concurrent enrollment courses will need to complete and/or provide the following documents and test scores to enroll:
1) Complete FRCC Application for each program applying
2) Complete the College Opportunity Fund (COF) document
3) If required-Submit ACT score of 18 or higher in Reading and Writing or complete FRCC Accuplacer test* with an approved score. Qualifying ACT math score is required for college credit math courses dependent on each course.
FRCC Campus Select and CSU Ready
PSD has an exciting partnership with our local colleges (Front Range Community College and Colorado State University) that allows eligible students to take college courses at FRCC and CSU while still in high school. It is designed to increase the number of high school students earning college credit.
Enrollment and Registration Procedures
The following forms MUST be completed and returned to your counselor 60 days prior to the semester the course will be taken
• Concurrent Enrollment application (available in the College and Career Center)
• Confirmation sheet for COF
• Accuplacer or ACT scores ( if required)
• Updated ICAP
Tuition and Fees
PSD will cover the current Community College Rate of tuition for FRCC and CSU not exceeding FRCC fees. Students will be responsible for the cost of student fees and any tuition above the Community College Rate of tuition for each course. Textbooks must be purchased by the student. At the end of the semester with a passing grade the student may be reimbursed for approved textbooks per course. A passing grade and receipt is required.
• 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.
Career Pathways provides am and pm transportation. (see the bus schedule located in the College and Career Center)
• If a student voluntarily drops a course without the consent of the high school principal or PSD, or if the student fails the course, the student or the student's parent or guardian shall reimburse the district for the amount of tuition and fees paid by the district.
Advanced Placement courses - AP Test administered in spring of each year, scores 3 and above can be accepted by most of the nation's colleges and universities. Students should check with the college/university they are planning on attending to verify their score will be accepted as credit.
CUSucceed -College credit for accredited math courses taken on the Poudre campus.
CSU Ready - CSU Ready is the only formal concurrent enrollment offering (for students wishing to take CSU courses as part of their high school curriculum).