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MSU Denver's Front Runners Program

High school students can get a jump start on accumulating college credits by taking college courses while still in high school, thereby saving money and time.  Metropolitan State University of Denver offers concurrent enrollment at statewide high schools, on our Auraria campus in downtown Denver, and at our South Campus on I-25 and Orchard Road.

MSU Denver’s Front Runners Program allows you to run your own race setting your own pace. Our Front Runners Concurrent Enrollment program provides high school students the opportunity to take college-credit bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers or MSU Denver’s affiliate faculty. It is a low-cost and accessible model for bringing accelerated courses to students in urban, suburban, and rural high schools. Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while in their supportive high school environment, earning academic college credit at the time that they successfully pass the course.

Courses in the Front Runners offerings must first be approved through your high school counselors and school district.


Courses Offered

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Courses currently offered include:

  • Aviation Fundamentals
  • Art 3D Studio Foundations
  • College Algebra
  • English Composing Arguments
  • English Research and Argument Writing
  • Food Fundamentals
  • Food Preparation and Science
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Mathematical Modes of Thought
  • Spanish Grammar and Composition I & II

If your high school offers a course not listed above, ask your counselor and/or teacher to consider collaborating with MSU Denver Front Runners. 

For additional questions contact: FrontRunners@msudenver.edu or call 303.721.1313

If there is a class that interests you but not listed above and offered in our current class schedule and you’d like to enroll, please download, complete and submit the Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Form to askmetro@msudenver.edu (application is not for Front Runners Program). 


Enrollment Information

With so many options and innovative courses, MSU Denver can offer most introductory level classes to high school students. Higher-level classes usually require meeting pre-requisites by either taking introductory classes or achieving the appropriate score on AP tests.  These classes are offered on our college campus and listed in our course schedule at msudenver.edu/registrar/classschedules/

If there is a class that interests you and you’d like to enroll, please download, complete and submit the Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Form to askmetro@msudenver.edu (application is not for Front Runners Program).


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MSU Denver South Campus

5660 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-721-1313
Fax: 303-220-1787

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