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? Ask your high school counselor or contact a college CE advisor.
- Use the CE General Education Pathway to select classes that easily transfer to all of Utah's public colleges.
- Already know which college you will attend? Select classes that fulfill that college's general education requirements.
- Use the CE Exploratory Major Pathways to select classes, including the appropriate college math class, based on your career interest.
- The CE Master List contains all CE classes available in Utah.
To be eligible to take a Concurrent Enrollment class, you must:
- Be in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12;
- 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
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.
Resources for CE administrators, counselors and advisors:
- Concurrent Enrollment Contract -- 2020-2021 CE contract available 4/1/20
- Concurrent Enrollment Course Submission Proposal
- Right of First Refusal Agreement for Concurrent Enrollment
- Concurrent Enrollment Instructor Qualification Appeal
CE Advising Tools
- Concurrent Enrollment Master List
- Concurrent Enrollment General Education Pathway
- Concurrent Enrollment Exploratory Major Pathways
- 2019-20 CE Math Placement Guidelines
- Comparison of Accelerated Learning Programs
- Career and College Building Blocks
- USHE Major's Guide
- USHE Transfer Guide
Institution CE sites
- Dixie State University
- Salt Lake Community College
- Snow College
- Southern Utah University
- Utah State University
- Utah Valley University
- Weber State University
- Presentation: Math Pathways for College-Bound High School Seniors
- Presentation: CTE Certificates and How CE Gets Students Started
- UACEP Presentation: The 3 QLs: Getting Students on the Right Math Pathway (March 2017)
- UACEP Presentation: The "Getting your Generals Out of the Way" Myth and Other Fairytales (March 2017)
- NACEP Presentation: Doubling the Number of CE Seniors Completing Gen Ed Math (October 2019)
- NACEP Presentation: ALign' it Up! Aligning Utah College and High School CE Curriculum (October 2019)
- NACEP Presentation: Utah’s State Wide Data Strategy (October 2019)
Other CE Resources