UNC High School Dual Enrollment Courses
College Credit Opportunities for High School Students
The UNC Dual Enrollment program provides opportunities for high school students to take college-level coursework locally. Students earn dual credit (both high school and college credit) via one course taught on-site at their high school. Participating in dual credit options can be extremely rewarding.
Goals of UNC's Dual Enrollment Program
- To increase student knowledge and skill levels.
- To help students earn college level credit(s) at an affordable cost.
- To further enhance each student's preparation for college while in high school.
- To motivate students to attend college.
- To help students experience college-level academic rigor.
- To increase each student's likelihood of graduating from college in a timely manner.
See our list of courses available by school to see if your school participates in UNC Dual Enrollment. If your school is not yet participating, ask your counselor and/or teacher about potential course options for your school to partner with UNC.
Concurrent Enrollment Option Also Available
The Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act (CEPA) is a state law (HB 09-1319; SB 09-285; HB 12-1043) that allows high school students to simultaneously earn both high school and college credit. Colorado students have a wide variety of opportunities to earn college level credit(s) or further enhance their preparation for postsecondary study. These programs go by many names such as concurrent enrollment, early access, ASCENT and Dual Enrollment.
UNC also participates in Concurrent Enrollment, which allows eligible students to take courses on the UNC campus while still in high school. For more information on UNC’s Concurrent Enrollment, please contact UNC’s Registrar’s Office.
High School Dual Enrollment
College-Level Rigor Delivered at Your School
The Dual Enrollment program through University of Northern Colorado has given my
high school students the opportunity to take a rigorous, college level course, with
the convenience of staying on our high school campus. The registration process is
simple and they are getting ahead on their college education.
- Allison Werning, Platte Valley High School Counselor
The Dual Enrollment Head Start
The dual credits get students on a path of more college preparedness and shows them
that they can do it. I feel like we’re doing a good job of that.
- WHS Counselor
Building Confidence and Opportunities
Among the many Eaton High School dual enrollment success stories, I am particularly
proud of one of our first-generation female students. She has taken six credits each
semester and is now a confident college student because of the exposure and opportunities
provided by UNC's Dual Enrollment Program.
- Marcy Sanger, Eaton High School Counselor