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Concurrent Enrollment Prepares Student for Next Step

Jack Roper is a textbook example of the benefits of concurrent enrollment. Concurrent enrollment is the increasingly popular way high school students can enroll in college classes. To recap, concurrent enrollment meets four criteria: A specific structure for providing college courses to high school students Colorado Opportunity Fund eligibility Tuition paid for, in most cases,

Your Primer to the Colorado Primaries

This year’s party primaries in Colorado, scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, will be historic. Why? To understand, here’s a quick primary primer. The purpose of a party primary is to pick, from a passel of potential politicos (er, candidates—sorry, I got carried away with the alliteration), the one candidate to run as the party’s candidate

Good Advice to Rock Your Finals

College finals are stressful. I asked my Facebook friends to send notes to our students as they prepare to take their finals. I received thoughtful responses from all over the world. Where I come from, it truly takes a village. It’s not just a saying. Here is some good energy for students everywhere. Do what

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Meet Skills, Skills, Skills

You have often heard the drumbeat: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. What might set you apart in your job search is a companion drumbeat that’s getting louder by the day: Skills, Skills, Skills. With the unemployment rate in late 2017 at 2.9 percent in Colorado and 4.1 percent nationally, employers are challenged in finding the right people

We Answer Your Questions about Transferring

If you a student or potential student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, we know you have questions. Here’s the great news: Many FRCC students intend to transfer and earn their bachelor’s degrees, so we make the process smooth and streamlined. Here are several frequently asked questions to guide you. What is

4 Ways to Learn about a College

Though I’m a millennial, my college search started back when Facebook was open to college students only. I remember watching VHS tapes to get a sense of what colleges were like. I was so overwhelmed, I ended up choosing a college based on meeting with an admissions representative who said that I could be admitted

7 Things to Keep in Mind About Student Loans

You’ve probably heard that borrowing money to pay for college is something lots of students do, but it’s important to understand what you’re getting into. Yes, taking out loans to fund school is fine. Yes, a college education is worth the investment—even if you borrow. But think before you accept the entire amount of all

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