Which university is partnering with Cherry Creek Schools to offer these classes?
The dual credit classes are being offered through the CU Succeed program at the University of Colorado at Denver.
What is CU Succeed?
CU Succeed offers juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a head
start on college by earning college credit while still in high school.
As a CU Succeed student, you'll be engaged in courses of the same
academic quality and rigor as those taught at the University of Colorado
at Denver. These courses have the same content as on-campus courses,
require the same quantity and quality of work, and are evaluated by the
same high standards. They are not high school courses for which students
receive university credit.
Courses are taught online by specially qualified high school
teachers from your school district. These instructors hold honorarium
faculty appointments at CU-Denver. The CU Succeed program has been
working successfully with students and teachers in high schools
throughout Colorado since 1996. Since CU Succeed courses are not taught
on the CU Denver campus, they are offered through the statewide Extended
All courses are taken for a letter grade and appear on a CU-Denver
transcript. Plus, CU Succeed courses are offered at a reduced tuition
rate so you can begin earning college credit before paying full college
What if I'm not planning to attend UCD?
Courses are eligible for transfer to University of Colorado
campuses, as well as to many other universities and colleges. In
general, institutions that accept CU credits will accept the credits
earned from CU Succeed courses. Before registering for a course you
should confirm with your intended college that the course will be
accepted and will apply toward requirements of your anticipated program
What are some benefits of taking classes through CU Succeed?
- Accessibility and convenience: Courses are offered online through your high school.
tuition: Tuition for CU Succeed courses is substantially lower than
that charged for the same courses on the CU Denver campus.
high school and college credit: You can earn college credits at the
same time you satisfy high school requirements, saving time and money in
completing a college degree. For students who have completed their high
school graduation requirements early, CU Succeed courses are an
excellent alternative to additional high school electives or off-campus
Eligibility: Juniors and seniors in high school may enroll in CU
Succeed courses, providing they satisfy the prerequisites of the courses
they wish to take.
How the Program Works
CU Succeed courses must be taken for a letter grade. The University
employs a PLUS/MINUS grading system, where, for example, a B corresponds
to 3.0 points on a 4.0 scale and a B+ corresponds to 3.3 points. In the
University system, students may also receive an IW (incomplete
withdrawal), if unusual circumstances prevent them from completing the
requirements of the course. Students who receive an IW are allowed one
year to complete the work and receive a letter grade. If work is not
completed in the time allotted, the IW is recorded on the student's
transcript as a DROP-PASSING.
VERY IMPORTANT: Grades
earned in CU Succeed courses become a permanent part of a student's
University of Colorado academic record, and they establish that
student's University of Colorado grade point average at any one of the
University's four campuses. Therefore, it is extremely important that a
student earn at least a C in all CU Succeed courses. A grade of C- could
prevent a student from being admitted to the University of Colorado,
regardless of their high school GPA or college entrance exam score, as a
C- corresponds to a GPA of 1.70, and students must have a minimum of a
2.0 University GPA to be admitted to or remain in good standing at the
University. Students who are at risk of receiving a grade lower than "C"
should consider withdrawing from the course.
Credits earned in CU Succeed courses are regular University of
Colorado at Denver credits that are recorded on an official University
of Colorado transcript. This transcript is identical to that issued to
students on campus and does not specify that the courses were taken
through the Extended Studies program.
Transfer and Applicability of Credits
regarding the transfer of credits and the specific ways in which they
apply to degree requirements vary from institution to institution. As
such, no institution, including the University of Colorado at Denver,
can guarantee that its courses will in all cases be accepted by other
institutions, or that these courses will satisfy degree requirements in
every academic major. Consequently, students should obtain information
regarding transfer of credits from the college of university they plan
to attend prior to enrolling in CU Succeed courses.
Generally speaking, institutions that accept University of Colorado
credits will accept the credits earned in CU Succeed courses. However,
some colleges and Universities will not accept courses for which a
student also received high school credit and/or are taught exclusively
for high school students.
The following information should be given to representatives of
other institutions when inquiring about transfer of credits earned in CU
Succeed courses are regular university courses that appear in the
University catalogue, not high school courses for which students receive
- CU Succeed courses are taught by CU Denver adjunct faculty who are appointed by the department in which their courses are rostered.
- The courses appear on an official University of Colorado transcript, as do other courses of the University.
Tuition and Payment
the academic year 2015-2016 the cost for CU Succeed courses is $75 per credit
The tuition rate for CU Succeed courses is substantially lower than
what a student would pay to take equivalent courses as a full-time,
resident student at the University of Colorado at Denver or at any other
institution on Auraria Campus. Compare the following per-credit-hour* resident rates at Auraria Campus institutions:
- University of Colorado at Denver : $389.00
- Metro State College : $292.60
- Community College of Denver : $205.50
*2015-2016 rates. These rates do not include students fees which CU Succeed students do not pay.
Students are responsible for paying the tuition at CU Denver.
Instructions for completing the payment process will be given to each