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CU Succeed

Courses are only offered in Colorado High Schools

CU Succeed courses are taught in the high school during the regular school day by University-qualified high school teachers who hold an Honorarium Faculty Appointment in their appropriate discipline department at UCCS.

They appear on an official UCCS transcript as do other courses of the University.


Tuition $52 per credit hour

$50 per credit hour plus a $2 per credit hour SIS administrative fee (i.e. 3-credit course $156).

This fee is substantially less than if the course was taken on the UCCS campus.

Your school may also require you to pay for textbooks and other course materials.


Enrollment instructions are specific for school and course, please contact your High School Teacher or Counselor for these instructions

  • Spring 2019 Dates to Remember
  • Registration Opens
    August 1, 2019
  • Registration Closes
    October 15, 2019
  • Last Day to Drop Class: With Full Refund
    October 24, 2019
    Last day to drop the course with a full refund and no “W” on a transcript.
  • Last Day to Drop Class: Without Full Refund
    Prior to End of Class
    Last day to drop the course without a full refund and with a “W” on a transcript.


Grading Policies

Grades earned in CU Succeed courses become a part of a student's University of Colorado academic record.

Therefore, it is extremely important that a student earn at least a 'C' grade in CU Succeed courses. A grade of C-minus or below could prevent a student from being admitted to any campus in the University of Colorado system, regardless of the student's high school GPA or college entrance exam scores, 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 PRIOR TO THE WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE!

UCCS credit is granted in the spring semester for year long courses. CU Succeed courses that run a single semester will be transcripted in the corresponding semester it was taken.

The grading policy for students enrolled in CU Succeed courses is virtually identical to the grading policy for students enrolled in all courses on the UCCS campus. The course 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.)

Once enrolled in a CU Succeed course, a student has until the drop deadline to disenroll from the course without penalty. In this scenario, there will be no record of the course on the student's UCCS transcript. The student will receive a full refund.

If a student chooses to do so, he/she may withdraw from a CU Succeed course on or before the course ends. The student's transcript will indicate a 'W' for the course. Such a mark does not count towards the student's grade point average. There is NO refund of the tuition in this scenario.

Students who for any reason do not complete the appropriate course work (or do not withdraw) will earn an 'F' on their UCCS transcript for the course. A student may disenroll or withdraw from a CU Succeed course without disenrolling or withdrawing from the corresponding high school course.

Transfer and Applicability of Credits

Credits earned in a CU Succeed course are regular University of Colorado Colorado Springs 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 course was taken off site.

Policies 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 Colorado Springs, 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.

Generally speaking, institutions that accept University of Colorado credits will accept the credits earned by completion of a CU Succeed course. 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. Consequently, it is in the best interest of the student to obtain information regarding transfer of credits from the college or university they plan to attend prior to enrolling in a CU Succeed course.

The following information should be given to representatives of other institutions when inquiring about transfer of credits earned by the successful completion of a CU Succeed course:

  • CU Succeed courses are regular university courses that appear in the University catalogue, not high school courses for which students receive university credit.
  • The courses are taught by UCCS honorarium faculty who are appointed by UCCS
  • The courses appear on an official University of Colorado transcript as do other courses of the University