ASCENT Program


CCD’s ASCENT Program allows you to complete a year of college while enrolled in the fifth year of high school. You must have met the graduation requirements of your high school, placed into college-level classes, and have earned at least 12 college credits to participate.


High school students who successfully pass CCD courses (with C or better) can use the CCD coursework for both high school and college credit.

Free Tuition

The state of Colorado has established special funds for the ASCENT program so that students who participate in this do not have to pay tuition costs.

To Enroll

Discuss concurrent enrollment options with your high school counselor. Or call us at 303.352.3301 and learn more about how you can join other students just like you get a head start on your college educational goals.


You can apply for the ABC Post-ASCENT Scholarship, which will help pay for you to complete your associate degree at CCD after ASCENT / 5th Year Early College. 


Contact: Scott Gallegos, Program Advisor, College Pathways