Students Under Age 17

At Front Range Community College you can explore potential career interests, earn college credit, and get a feel for what college classes are like.

Are You a Current High School Student?

If you are a concurrent enrollment high school student, you do not need to meet the following requirements. Contact High School Programs staff at the campus you plan to attend for more information about enrollment.

How to Waive Minimum Age Requirements

Students who wish to waive the minimum age (17) for admissions (as per the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System State Board Policy) must meet the following criteria: 

  • Students must demonstrate readiness for college-level work by meeting all state-established minimum scores for college-level English, reading, and mathematics. College level preparedness can be demonstrated by the following minimum scores:
    • Accuplacer - English 121, Math 121, and Reading at college level
    • SAT – Critical Reading 440, and Math 460
    • ACT – English 18, Math 19, and Reading 17

  • Students should meet with an advisor or designated staff member to determine eligibility for admission and appropriateness of course selection. The Dean of Student Services or designee is responsible for final approval. 

  • The student and the student’s parent or guardian must sign the Underage Consent form indicating that they understand the college’s expectations.

Waiver Approval

Students will be notified regarding whether their waiver was approved or denied by the Dean of Student Services (or designee). If approved, the student’s registration hold will be removed, allowing the student to enroll at FRCC.

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