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High School Early College Programs

Welcome to CEI Early College Programs

NOTE: Spring Registration Opens Oct. 21st for continuing Early College students. Registration opens Nov. 4th for new Early College students.

Click HERE to view class schedule options


Early College Admissions / Registration Instructions


STEP ONE: Admissions (only required once, the first time a student takes a class from CEI)

STEP TWO: Registration (required each term you take a class)

STEP THREE: Apply for Funding (required each term you take a class)

  • If you are using Fast Forward Funding to pay tuition for your classes, you must apply for funding using the Advanced Opportunities website.

  • The portal opens on August 24th to apply for funding.  Contact your high school or the Early College office if you need help.

STEP FOUR: Pay Balance Due (required each term you take a class)

  • Fast Forward Funding does not cover course fees and books.  If you are taking a concurrent enrollment course directly through CEI, you need to pay fees by the deadline.  Dual Credit courses taught at the high school do not have fees.

STEP FIVE: Orientation (required only once, the first time you take a class)

  • New students will be required to complete an orientation either online or in-person when the term starts.  New students will be notified by the Early College Office when their orientation packet is ready.

You can print out these instructions HERE

Please email if you have any questions.  You can also call 208-535-5309 for assistance or to schedule a virtual advising appointment.  


Where will your journey take you?

Early College Programs (ECP) allow students to individualize their high school education while getting a jump-start into their future. These options include:

  • Early College on CEI's campus (concurrent)
  • Early College at the high school (dual credit)
  • Technical Competency Credit
  • Advanced Placement programs


What is Fast Forward and how does it apply to me?
The Fast Forward program provides every student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125.00 to use towards Advanced Opportunities in grades 7-12. The program was expanded by the Legislature in 2016 through the passing of House Bill 458. The fund can be used for:

  • Overload Courses
    An overload course is a high school level course that is taken in excess of the student’s regular school day. These courses are offered online, during the summertime, and after school. In the event that student incurs a cost for such courses, the Fast Forward program can pay up to $225.00 for the cost of the course. Overload courses must be above and beyond the full course load offered by the student’s local school. Check with your high school counselor for more information.

  • Dual Credits
    Dual credit are courses taken by high school students that are transcribed on their high school and college transcripts. The Fast Forward program can pay for up to $75.00 per credit, and in most cases, the cost of these credits is $65.00. Dual Credit courses can also be taken online, by virtual conferencing, or in some cases students can go directly to the college/university campus. More information on specific Idaho colleges and universities can be found in the Links tab on the weblink.

  • Exams
    Student can utilize Fast Forward funds to pay for a variety of college-credit bearing or professional technical exams. These include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or Career & Technical Education (CTE) exams. A full list of qualifying exams is available in the Resource Files on the weblink.



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