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Accelerated College Opportunity Exam Fee Grant Program

Overview

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses are offered to high school students and reflect the information found in a college-level course. Students taking such courses have the option to take an Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate exam following completion of the course. Some colleges, including all state institutions in Colorado pursuant to Colorado Commission on Higher Education policy, offer credit based on a student's Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exam score. Students who take an Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exam must pay an exam fee.

The Accelerated College Opportunity Exam Fee Grant Program is intended to increase the number of eligible students who take Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams and receive scores for which college academic credit is awarded by providing funds to high schools, to pay all or a portion of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exam fees on behalf of eligible students*

Eligible student” means a student enrolled in a high school who is a low-income individual, as defined in 20 U.S.C. sec. 9832(3) and who is planning to take one or more advanced placement exams


2020-2021 Accelerated College Opportunity Exam Fee Grant Program

The application process for the 2020-21 testing year is now open.  

  • Please complete pages 4-5 of the application and the Exam Count Excel sheet. Signatures on the Assurances page (pg 4) must include original signatures of the lead organization/fiscal agent. Please read the application carefully and submit all information required.  If you have questions, email Marina Kokotovic. Incomplete application will not be considered.

  • An electronic copy of the application ( pages 4-5 in PDF format) and the Exam Count  Excel sheet must be email to Marina Kokotovic (Kokotovic_m@cde.state.co.us) by December 1, 2020 at 11:59PM. Due to the competitive nature of this grant,  Incomplete or late applications will be disqualified.

  • You will have an opportunity to update amounts of exam fees requested prior to funding after the Spring exam order date. 

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