High School Dual Credit

Take online college courses and Earn High School & College Credit

High school students who take courses in the online dual credit program at Concordia University earn college and high school credits at the same time. Students receive dynamic online instruction from Concordia faculty, and the online delivery allows students the flexibility  to complete coursework during the school day schedule or personal time. The online CUAA dual credit program is provided in partnership with Concordia University Wisconsin.

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • American Civilization
  • Civilization and Worldviews: Literature
  • Introduction to Writing
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Business Writing
  • Mandarin I
  • Accounting
  • Accounting II
  • Foundations of Computer Science

Frequently Asked Questions about the CUAA/CUW Dual Credit Program

1. What qualification requirements are placed on high school students?

The coursework in the CUW DC Program is truly college-level. In order to be successful, students need to have strong academic ability, initiative, and work ethic. We strongly encourage families to consider this program only once the prospective student is a junior or senior and scores a minimum ACT composite of 23, a minimum of 25 on an applicable subsection of the ACT test, or a minimum of 1050 on the SAT CR + M Test. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is also required.Typically, the GPA should be based on three units of English, two units of mathematics (algebra and geometry), two units of science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), and two units of social studies (American history plus one elective). It should be stressed however, that if a younger student has the academic acumen to move into college-level courses, they have the opportunity to do so within our program. Please note that courses may have prerequisites or other restrictions.

At the same time, we have not stated these as “hard and fast” rules because we do not want to be too prescriptive and inadvertently exclude an audience who may not have a means to qualify (i.e., ungraded homeschool students).

2. Can an individual student apply or does a school need to provide a group of students?

A single student from a school could enroll in a CUW DC class. This provides the students with many options. If a group of at least twelve students from a single school wishes to enroll in a CUW DC course, the section can be customized to meet their specific needs and format. A faculty member from that school may even be contracted to teach the course if she holds the necessary academic credentials and has been approved as an adjunct faculty member by Concordia University Wisconsin.

3. Who pays CUW? The families, or the school?

The program is set up so that students are billed directly by CUW and pay CUW directly. It is the student’s/parent’s responsibility to work directly with their high school for reimbursement if the school will be paying for dual credit tuition.

4. Are there set start and end dates for these courses?

The courses are designed to be sixteen weeks in length.

5. Are the CUW dual credit courses transferable to other colleges/universities?

Yes, these credits are offered by Concordia University Wisconsin, a regionally accredited university. Generally, CUW credits are easily transferable. As with any transfer credit situation, however, one should always verify the transfer process with the receiving university’s Office of the Registrar.
All of the CUW dual credit courses have been designed to fit the core curriculum requirements at Concordia University Wisconsin.

6. Can I get access to more specific information regarding course content?

Course descriptions are available on the High School Dual Credit website. Course syllabi are generally only accessible through the online learning management system to which a student gains access at registration.

7. What are the member benefits if a school were to join the MTM Project?

A summary of member benefits in the MTM Project is available through the MTM Project website at http://www.mtmproject.org/mtm-for-individuals/member-benefits. The MTM Project exists to provide technological resources and education so school inservices are technology related.

8. Can a student obtain individual MTM membership?

Christian high school students may obtain an individual MTM Project membership for $150 per year. This qualifies them for the per-credit cost in the CUW dual credit program of $150 ($50/credit discount). By taking one CUW dual credit course, the MTM Project membership already pays for itself. Remember, if a student later attends Concordia University Wisconsin for college, she also receives half of the tuition paid in the CUW dual credit program back as a first-year tuition grant!

9. What if a school would like further information?

We would be glad to meet the individual needs of schools and administrators who are trying to promote this program. We can also provide university representatives to present an overview of the program – either in-person or virtually, depending upon the school location – if an assembly is developed for that purpose. Contact Pilar Rios, CUW High School Dual Credit admissions counselor: