College Credit for EFL Virtual

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Information on the credit registration process will be provided to all enrolled students in their Orientation Packets – please do NOT register for credit until you have reviewed your Orientation Packet (information will be sent via email approximately 30 days before the start date of your program).  

FTE has a long and successful relationship with the University of Colorado, and the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs will offer undergraduate credit (optional) for students participating in the Economics for Leaders Virtual programs.

Economics 1320 is an undergraduate economics course for non-majors. Students who successfully complete the requirements will receive a transcript from UCCS, showing 2 semester hours of graded undergraduate credit. (Individual university policies for accepting this type of “transfer” credit vary, and the FTE does not provide information about the acceptability of this credit at various universities.)


University of Colorado, Colorado Springs – Optional Credit Information:

Course Number:  ECON 1320 (entry-level, elective, does not count toward an economics major)

Fee:  $244 (fee payable through the FTE/UCCS online portal; do not send payment to the FTE)

Transcripts: Available from UCCS after grade is posted to your account. Order at https://www.uccs.edu/lases/programs-a-l/fte. Pull down the “Student Resources” tab in the top menu bar.


  • Read a supplemental text and take an online test via Canvas Instructure
    • This test must be completed by July 26, 2024, or one week after your program ends for programs that start July 25 or later.
      • It is highly recommended that students enrolled in the Brown University Session 2, UC Santa Barbara and University of Michigan programs complete the test BEFORE participating in the program.
      • The test can be found in the UCCS Canvas course for ECON 1320 (see self-registration instructions below).
    • REQUIRED TEXT: The Economics of Public Issues by Miller, Benjamin and North (18th, 19th or 20th edition). Affordable used copies can be found on Amazon or other online book retailers.
      • The Economics of Public Issues is a very accessible reader, intended for introductory level college economics courses, but also used in many high school classrooms. It includes about 30 short, 4-6 page chapters, in which basic economic reasoning is used to explain contemporary mysteries of human behavior. For more information about The Economics of Public Issues, visit the publishers website
  • Attendance and participation in all scheduled sessions and activities during EFL Virtual program week
  • Take the EFL Virtual post-test

Registration Steps:

  1. To enroll in Economics 1320, go to the FTE/UCCS portal at https://www.uccs.edu/lases/programs-a-l/fte.  Choose Economics for Leaders (Student Program) from the course listing.
    • Download the registration directions and follow the steps listed in the downloaded document. Note that this is a several step process which may take a week to 10 days; you must first apply to and be accepted by the UCCS Extended Studies program. The pdf download gives step-by-step instructions. Follow them carefully. NOTE the registration deadline for this course is July 26, 2024. Registration must be complete (not just started) by the UCCS deadline. Give yourself plenty of time.
  2. Access the FTE Canvas course. (You will be sent login instructions from FTE about 1 week before your program begins.) This is NOT the UCCS Canvas course. UCCS will provide you with a UCCS login and password to access their UCCS Canvas platform, but you can disregard that and use the FTE platform instead.
    • This is where you will take the test and where we will record your post test and participation grade.
  3. Attend your EFL Virtual program and and notify the Mentor Teacher in your program that you are taking the course for college credit so they can add you to the test for the “Economics of Public Issues” book as well as submit a participation grade for you.

We are excited to be able to offer high school students the chance to earn college credit at a very low cost and we look forward to your participation. We think you’ll enjoy The Economics of Public Issues and your first taste of the kind of discussion and interaction you’ll experience in college.

Click here to view sample questions in preparation for the course exam.

If you have additional questions about the EFL Virtual college credit, contact Debbie Henney at dhenney@fte.org.

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