Concurrent Student

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What is Concurrent Enrollment?

Trinidad State offers Concurrent Enrollment courses. Concurrent Enrollment programs are designed for high school students looking for a challenge that also provides college credit.

The Trinidad State Concurrent Enrollment program:


Concurrent Enrollment varies throughout the service area. Some high schools offer Concurrent Enrollment classes on the high school campus, some support students attending college classes on Trinidad State’s campus, and some offer courses through TSJC Online. Check with your high school to learn more about the opportunities offered through your school district.

Either way, all Concurrent Enrollment courses offered through TSJC for credit are taught by qualified instructors.

College Credit

Concurrent Enrollment students earn college credit through TSJC while participating in the program. Credits earned through TSJC Concurrent Enrollment are recorded on a TSJC transcript.

Will these courses transfer to a four year school?

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What about articulated credit?

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AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate), and other options allow you to earn college credit while still in high school. All of these programs are good ways for you to get the college credit you want and the rigor you demand. TSJC concurrent enrollment is unique in that:

Get Started

STEP 1: Complete the TSJC application

Some information you will need in order to complete you application is:

You must check YES in the COF box (College Opportunity Fund) in the final section of your TSJC application. If you do not check YES, you may complete the COF application separately.

STEP 2: Satisfy testing requirements

Testing is important so you can decide if you are ready for college-level work. Some classes require prerequisite test scores be met. Check with the TSJC Testing Center or your high school counselor for information about these courses and testing sessions at your high school. You may also submit qualifying ACT or SAT scores to meet this requirement.

STEP 3: Complete the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement & Registration Form

Leaving a Course
  • A student may not withdraw from a course after 80% of the course has been completed. A final grade will be recorded on the student’s TSJC transcript.
  • Student Services/Academic Support

    Concurrent Enrollment students have access to resources on campus and online! Academic Advisors, tutoring and activities are available. Many of the support and related resources are outlined in the TSJC student handbook.

    Students with documented disabilities may request appropriate accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information, talk with a TSJC Advisor.

    Students must meet the Grade Point Average expectations of their high school and the guidelines established through Trinidad State’s Satisfactory Academic Progress procedure. The Satisfactory Academic Progress Procedure applies to all students who have completed nine (9) or more credits in residence while attending a Colorado Community College System college.

    1. During the student’s first eight (8) credit hours of enrollment, TSJC will monitor satisfactory progress through the Academic Alert process.
    2. A student is considered in “Good Standing” when the student’s cumulative GPA is at least 2.0 or greater for all courses completed at TSJC.
    3. A student is placed on Probation (initial) when the student’s cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 for all courses completed at TSJC.
    4. A student is considered on Probation (continuing) when the student’s cumulative GPA remains less than 2.0 for all courses completed at TSJC and the student’s last term GPA is 2.0 or greater.

    Concurrent Enrollment students are provided due process outlined in the Trinidad State Junior College Student Handbook.


    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. FERPA rights are afforded to the students at the time of admission. These rights include:

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    502 Bad Gateway FERPA release form is available on the TSJC website or in the Student Services Office on each campus.

    Parent Information

    College courses are offered during the school day and are taught by TSJC-qualified high school instructors.

    Your son or daughter will earn college credit for the TSJC classes they complete with a C or better. If your son or daughter is not earning a C or higher, it is their responsibility to drop or withdraw from the course.

    Your son or daughter will be able to choose from a variety of courses including both academic and career and technical education. Course locations and times are determined by student demand and the availability of faculty. Encourage your student to talk to their high school counselor for more information.

    View the Concurrent Enrollment Handbook.

    Disability Accommodations:
    Students must self-identify to the Disability Services office and provide current documentation to receive accommodations. Please visit the Disability Services office on campus.

    Janine Pachelli

    Admissions Coordinator
    Trinidad Campus

    (719) 846-5621
    Mathilda Westerman

    Admissions Specialist
    Valley Campus

    (719) 589-7024