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Earn your first two years of college credit for free!

Teacher Recruitment Education and Preparation Program

TREP creates the opportunity for qualified students in a teaching career pathway to have two years of college paid for after their senior year.

To qualify you must meet the following requirements:

  • Remain enrolled at the high school for a fifth and sixth year. (You will take courses on the college campus, not on the high school campus.) 
  • Be under the age of 21. 
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. 
  • Be on track to meet all high school graduation requirements by the end of your senior year. 
  • Complete one course during 12th grade in the list of approved Educator Pathway Courses.
  • Not be in need of basic skills or remedial course work as defined by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education's (CCHE) remedial education policy. 
  • Have satisfied the minimum prerequisites for the college classes before your enrollment in the course, including having the required SAT, ACT or Accuplacer scores. 
  • Have an updated Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) with your HS counselor. 
  • Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF). 
  • Apply to and be accepted into the Colorado postsecondary institution where you plan to take college classes.

It might not be a fit for you, if:

  • You want to attend college out of state

  • You plan to play college sports and register with NCAA

Questions, or are you ready to enroll?

Talk to your school counselor, or email

Participating Colleges:

  • MSU Denver
  • Any Colorado Community College System school  

Student Checklist

For more information, visit the Colorado Department of Education.