CU Succeed Silver and Gold Programs at a Glance
The CU Succeed Silver and Gold Programs collaborate with more than 140 high schools in Colorado in offering students the opportunity to get a head start on their college careers by taking CU Denver courses for both high school and college credit, during the school day, on the high school campus.
CU Succeed Silver and Gold offerings are select introductory courses from CU Denver's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arts and Media, and School of Public Affairs, as well as the Business School. Courses offered by the programs are the same as those offered on the CU Denver campus with respect to their content, the quantity and quality of work required of students, and the standards used to evaluate student learning and performance.
The CU Succeed Gold Program faculty is comprised of high school teachers who have been certified and granted an adjunct faculty appointment by a CU Denver academic department. These teachers possess the same scholarly qualifications and are held to the same high academic standards as on-campus faculty of the department in which they teach. The CU Succeed Silver Program faculty is comprised of current University of Colorado Denver lecturers who are placed in Colorado high schools.
CU Denver Credit
Credits students earn in CU Succeed courses are University of Colorado Denver credits that are recorded on an official CU Denver transcript, which is identical to that issued to regularly enrolled students on campus. Students should be aware that the courses they take and the grades they earn in them establish a permanent academic record at any of the University of Colorado campuses.
Academic Policies and Student Responsibilities
Students enrolled in CU Succeed Silver and Gold courses are not officially admitted to CU Denver. However, because they are receiving academic credit from the University, they are subject to the same academic policies and procedures to which regularly enrolled students on campus must adhere. These include policies and procedures pertaining to academic honesty, registration, adding and dropping of courses, appealing a grade,dissabilty access, etc. Students must adhere to all deadlines established by the programs.
CU Succeed courses are open to juniors and seniors in high school who are able to satisfy the prerequisites of the courses in which they wish to enroll.
Transfer and Applicability of Credits
Policies regarding the transfer of credits and the specific ways in which they apply to degree requirements vary from institution to institution. Consequently, no institution, including the University of Colorado Denver, can guarantee that its course will in all cases be accepted by other institutions, or that the courses will satisfy degree requirements in every academic major. Generally speaking, institutions that accept University of Colorado credits will accept the credits earned in CU Succeed courses. Students are encouraged to obtain information regarding the transfer of credits from the college or university they plan to attend prior to enrolling in courses offered through the CU Succeed programs.
The cost of enrolling in a CU Succeed course is substantially lower than that of taking a college course on the CU Denver Campus or on the campus of other colleges or universities. Our courses are $77 per credit, and most courses are three credits; as such, a majority of our courses are $231. You may find exact tuition amounts listed by class on the Course Offerings Page.
Benefits of Dual Enrollment through the CU Succeed Programs
- Courses are conveniently offered at the student's high school during regular periods of the school day.
- Students can earn college credits at the same time they satisfy high school requirements. For students who complete their high school requirements early, CU Succeed courses are an excellent alternative to additional high school electives or off-campus enrollment.
- Early exposure to college-level courses and college expectations help students make a more successful transition from high school to college. Students who participate in dual enrollment programs such as CU Succeed fare better academically, persist in college longer, and graduate sooner than those who have not had the benefit of such an experience.
- Credits earned in CU Succeed courses can apply to a degree program at the University of Colorado or can be transferred to other in-state or out-of-state institutions, shortening the time it takes to earn a degree.
- The cost of enrolling in CU Succeed courses is substantially lower than that of taking courses on a college campus, saving hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in completing a college degree.