Concurrent Enrollment Program at ATCC

The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) at Alexandria Technical & Community College serves high school students, teachers, and schools by increasing access to college learning and experiences while supporting excellence in instruction and technology and building high school-college connections. Through the college's CEP, high school students are able to take college courses from their own high school without requiring travel or tuition of the students.

Many high schools offer PSEO courses through concurrent enrollment, allowing students to take college courses taught by highly qualified high school teachers without having to leave the high school. Under certain circumstances, students in 9th or 10th grade may also be allowed to take concurrent enrollment courses.

If you are interested in PSEO or concurrent enrollment, talk to your high school guidance counselor and college/ university admissions staff or go to Local school districts need to be notified by May 30th for fall semester starts. Check with your district and college or university for their specific deadline dates.

Student Benefits

  • Earn transferable college credit with high school peers
  • Reduce the overall cost of a college education
  • Develop college-level learning skills
  • Get a jump start on post secondary studies that allows for greater flexibility in college
  • Receive all benefits offered to ATCC students: college email, access to learning resources, access to campus facilities, and student life programs

Teacher Benefits

  • Develop professional relationships and sharing ideas and techniques with CEP instructors and college faculty
  • Re-energize through partnerships with other motivated educators
  • Receive access to college email, instructional resources, and facilities
  • Receive access to college instructor training opportunities

School and District Benefits

  • Increase public awareness of the school's wide variety of course offerings
  • Retain students on the high school campus
  • Allow students to earn college credit without losing significant state support dollars
  • Enjoy the benefits of partnering with an internationally recognized technical college


  • Complete the Accuplacer test or provide ACT scores to determine college-level placement
  • Class rankings, written recommendations, or other criteria may be used to aid in enrollment decisions


  • Tuition is paid by the high school or school district.


  • Textbooks are purchased by high schools or school districts. Refer to your school's policy for returning textbooks.