How to Create a Fast Forward Account
Fast Forward/Advanced Opportunities Information
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.
- Pays for concurrent credits, AP exams, some CTE test fees, and overaload courses
- Portal is open for a specific time frame for Fall, Spring, and Summer Classes (strict deadline set by the state)
- The high school transcript does not reflect college credits
- College transcripts can be requested directly from the university that awarded credit
- If you sign up to take a yearlong course for concurrent credit, you cannot transfer out at semester due to the risk of earning a W or F on a college transcript (and lose future funding)
Registering for Fast Forward funds and concurrent credit through the college/univeristy OR Fast Forward Funds and an AP Exams requred two separate actions. This is the student's responsibility, and they must complete all parts to access Fast Forward Funds to cover the costs of the college credit or exam fee and earn credit.
*You can take a concurrent credit class without registering for college credit. Taking it for college credit is a commitment that means the grade you get in the class is the final grade on a college transcript. If you are not strong in the subject content or concerned about your ability to handle the rigor, talk to your teacher, parents, and career counselor before you register. Using Fast Forward funds and failing (or withdrawing mid-year) means a freeze on future use of Fast Forward funds.