Concurrent Enrollment

Explore What It Is Like To Be A College Student

CE provides an opportunity for Utah high school students to explore college classes and earn college credit from Utah's eight public colleges.

Think of CE as an opportunity to explore what it is like to be a college student:

CE classes are college classes. You experience college academics first-hand: read a college textbook, take college exams, write college papers, and learn how much studying is needed to pass a college class. CE classes are taught by college instructors.

You gain "college knowledge". To take a CE class, you must apply for admission to a college, pay an application fee, meet college deadlines, and use the campus online registration system to enroll. Talk to a college CE advisor about choosing classes, how to pay for college, and exploring majors that meet your interests and career goals.

You save money. Through the CE program, you can take college classes at a deeply discounted cost. Currently, tuition for CE classes is $5 per credit, $15 per three credit class. On college campuses, tuition and fees for a three credit class costs between $450 and $1,600. This low-cost opportunity is possible because of funding from state government and support from colleges, school districts, and charter schools. Students taking CE classes last year saved $48 million in tuition.

Credits. You earn both college AND high school credit with each class.

There is a lot to consider when choosing Concurrent Enrollment classes. Every college certificate or degree requires general education classes around 30 credits total including classes in writing, math, art, humanities, social science, and physical and life science. CE offers many general education classes because they are required for college graduation and easily transfer from one college to another.

CE also offers introductory classes in career and technical education (CTE) fields from aviation to business to construction.

Use the resources below to explore CE class options. Meet with your high school counselor to finalize your choices.

Questions? Meet with your high school counselor or contact a college CE advisor.

To be eligible to take a Concurrent Enrollment class, you must:

  • Be in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 a junior or senior (freshman and sophomores by exception with district and college department approval);
  • Have a grade point average, ACT score, or a placement test score which qualifies you for the class;
  • Have parent or guardian approval to register for CE class(es);
  • Have counselor or principal and college approval to register for CE class(es); and
  • Take CE classes that are appropriate for your Plan for College and Career Readiness Student Education Occupation Plan

Meet with your high school counselor.

Your counselor will help you select the institution(s) from which you want to take CE classes, provide application information, and explain the parent permission form process.

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