Helping you develop

Have you been considering pursuing a higher education but are uncertain of how to start? We know you have many questions and might be seeking flexibility, affordability, convenience, and quality in your educational career. Don’t worry, we are here to help you make your dreams come true. The Concordia University “Emerging Scholars Program” (ESP) is a 4 semester associates program for high school graduates between the ages of 18 – 23 who seek a better life through a faith-based higher education.


What we offer

If you are a student looking to further your education with a conveniently located campus, a cohort based curriculum, and a committed staff, the Emerging Scholars Program is for you. Our program has been uniquely designed to give you the additional support and guidance needed to be a successful Emerging Scholar. By becoming a Concordia University–Emerging Scholar student, you will be provided the following:

  • An affordable private education focused on Christian principles
  • A degree from CUW, an accredited institution, and a path to your Bachelor's or other professional aspirations
  • Onsite computer lab
  • Friday S.O.S. sessions ( Sscholastic Focus, Oopportunity to Study, Plan, and Learn, Leading to Ssuccess)
  • Small class sizes (15 to 20)
  • Book loan program ( $0 cost to you for books)
  • Free onsite academic advising, support, and tutoring
  • Supplemental skill development
  • Real World instructors that:
    • Have a masters degree or Doctorate
    • Are experts and work in their chosen field
  • Competitive financial aid package
  • Regular Advising meetings

Admission requirements

  • Age: 18-23
  • GPA: 2.0-2.49
  • ACT: 15 or above
  • High School Diploma
  • High School Transcripts
  • One page essay
  • Interview with the Emerging Scholar's Director


The Emerging Scholars Program is currently administered at the Milwaukee Midtown Center (4151 North 56th Street, Milwaukee, WI).


The goal is for every Emerging Scholars Program student to earn their associate's degree from one of the following program offerings:

Who can apply?

High school graduates that are between the ages of 18-23 are encouraged to apply online.

Contact us

Walter Goodwyn
Milwaukee Midtown Center
4151 N 56th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53216