Students Under 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 (including Early College, PTECH, ASCENT or Gateway),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 and mathematics. College level preparedness can be demonstrated by the following minimum scores:

    • Academic Assessment: English 121, Math 121 

    • SAT: 470 or higher verbal and a 500 or higher math score. If you took the SAT before March 1, 2016, you will need 430 or higher for Evidence-based Reading and 460 or higher in math.

    • ACT: English 18, Math 19 

  • Students should meet with an advisor or designated staff member to determine eligibility for admission and appropriateness of course selection. The Dean of Student Affairs 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 Affairs (or designee). If approved, see how to get started at FRCC.

Contact Advising
Boulder County Campus

(303) 678-3722 | Email us

Larimer Campus

(970) 204-8332 | Email us

Westminster Campus

(303) 404-5000 | Email us

Brighton Center

(303) 404-5099 | Email us