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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Concurrent Enrollment program at Aims.

Concurrent Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

See answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Concurrent Enrollment program at Aims.

Contact your high school counselor for information on how to get started. They will provide information on how your high school participates in Concurrent Enrollment.

View the Concurrent Enrollment Flow Chart to see a visual representation of the enrollment process.

The student is responsible for minimal expenses and may be responsible for fees. Please talk with your counselor for details.

If the course is on the high school campus, staff from Aims Concurrent Enrollment department will register the student. If the course is on the Aims campus or online, the student is responsible to register themselves – talk to your high school counselor to get help.

Students must attend their Aims course calendar even if their high school courses aren't in session. Be sure to review the Aims Academic Calendar and compare it to your high school schedule.

A student has two ways to drop or withdraw from a course:

  1. Complete the Aims Drop/Withdraw Form and submit it to the Aims Admissions, Registration & Records Office by the deadline.
     
  2. Drop/Withdraw from the course online through the student's myAims account by the deadline.

Before you drop or withdraw from your courses, be sure to discuss your plan with your high school counselor first.

Your myAims account is your online portal where you can add and drop classes, access your online courses, check your grades, access student resources, and more. It is also your login to access your Aims email. Go to myAims to set up your account.

Concurrent Enrollment students in the Criminal Justice, Fire Science and EMS programs can walk at the Aims graduation ceremony.

Yes, but it is up to the student's school district/high school to give approval. In addition, if the student is under 16, he/she will need to complete an under 16 advising session with a parent at an Aims campus BEFORE the semester begins. For each semester after that the student will be under 16, he/she will still need to attend an under 16 advising session but a parent is not required to attend.

Yes, please read about student responsibilities from the Aims Disability Access Services department and check out Concurrent Enrollment for Students with Disabilities from the Colorado Department of Education.

Legislation allows student participation in Concurrent Enrollment from ninth to 12th grades; however, LEPs have flexibility in implementing the Concurrent Enrollment program to best meet the needs of their students and have the authority to approve students to participate in concurrent enrollment at their discretion. [C.R.S. § 22-35-103 (15)]

Yes. The limit is nine credit hours during the fifth year, with a maximum of six credit hours in a semester in which the student is a full-time student of the LEP. A maximum of three credit hours is permitted if the student is a part-time student of the LEP. Basic skill courses are permitted to be part of these credit hour limits. [C.R.S. § 22-35-104 (1)(d)]

Career Academy Frequently Asked Questions

See answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Career Academy program at Aims.

Yes, please read about student responsibilities from the Aims Disability Access Services page and check out Concurrent Enrollment for Students with Disabilities from the Colorado Department of Education.

Yes, but it is up to the student's school district/high school to give approval. In addition, the student will need to complete an under 16 advising session with a parent at an Aims campus BEFORE the semester begins. For each semester after that the student will be under 16, he/she will still need to attend an under 16 advising session but a parent is not required to attend.

Med Prep Students: In order to be eligible to take the Colorado State Board of Nursing, Nurse Aid Exam in the Spring Semester, the student must be at least 16 years of age. The Med Prep program will permit a student under the age of 16 to participate in the program during the fall semester, but if he/she will not be 16 by the time clinicals are completed in the spring, he/she may not participate in the program during the spring semester.

Staff from the Aims Concurrent Enrollment department register students for their Career Academy courses.

The students with help from their counselor.

A student has two ways to drop or withdraw from a course:

  1. Complete the Aims Drop/Withdraw Form and submit it to the Aims Admissions, Registration & Records Office by the deadline.
  2. Drop/Withdraw from the course online through the student's myAims account by the deadline.

Students, be sure to discuss dropping or withdrawing from your course(s) with your high school counselor first and notify the Aims Concurrent Enrollment Office of your drop/withdrawal.

 

Your myAims account is your online portal where you can add and drop classes, access your online courses, check your grades, access student resources, and more. It is also your login to access your Aims email.

Nothing. The cost of the program (tuition, fees, and course materials) is paid for by the school district.

However, speak to your high school counselor about the consequences of withdrawing and/or unsatisfactory grades.

Students must attend their Aims Career Academy courses even if their high school courses aren't in session.

Be sure to review the Aims 2021-2024 Academic Calendar and compare it to your high school schedule.

For questions about Early College Academy, please contact the high school directly.