In high school? Earn college credits—today

Are you in high school and want to get a head start on college or take a course not offered at your school? Concordia’s Pre-College program offers honors-level high school students the opportunity to jump start their college career at a much lower cost than as a traditional undergraduate. As part of the Pre-College program, you’ll earn college credits while in high school receiving dynamic instruction from Concordia faculty.

Michigan Residents should reference the Concordia University Ann Arbor Pre-College website here.

Students participate in Pre-College coursework through these programs:

Concordia Promise Dual Credit Program

Students at Christian High Schools and Homeschool students qualify to take courses at the reduced Concordia Promise rate of $50 per credit. Courses may be taken online, on campus, or at the high school.

Apply for Concordia Promise Dual Credit:

Our application process for dual credit courses is paperless. High School students can apply online to create an admissions account and submit course requests online.

  • New students can upload a digital high school transcript (or we will request a transcript from the high school)
  • Enrollments are not official until Concordia confirms the enrollment with the high school

We no longer require the Course Enrollment Request Form of the Preliminary Agreement Form as part of the application.

Apply online

Wisconsin’s Early College Credit Program (ECCP)

Courses are offered to public or private high school students living in Wisconsin. Courses are $150 per credit. The student may earn high school credit, post-secondary credit, or both. Under ECCP, the cost of the course is shared among the University, the school district or private school, the state, and in some cases the student’s family. Summer term and REL courses do not qualify for ECCP funding.

Apply for ECCP:

  • Ask your high school counselor to help you submit an ECCP Request Form to your high school for approval.
    • Fall term: Submit to your high school by the school deadline – usually March 1
    • Spring term: Submit to your high school by the school deadline - usually October 1
  • Apply to Concordia: Complete an online application here. Choose the Non-degree option and select the ECCP program.
    • Fall term: Deadline July 1
    • Spring term: Deadline December 1
  • Submit the high school approved ECCP Request Form and high school transcripts along with any other academic documentation (ACT, SAT, or AP Scores) to Concordia.

Admission requirements

  • Students are typically juniors and seniors in good academic standing but sophomores may apply
  • Students must have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA in high school classes
  • ACT or SAT test scores may be submitted but are not required

Pre-college contact information


Online courses available

Through flexible online classes, you can complete coursework during the school day or at home. Semester courses are not self-paced but follow a schedule with weekly assignment deadlines.

Terms available:

  • Fall 2019: Aug 26 - Dec 13. Register by July 1. (15 weeks)
  • Spring 2020: Jan 27 - May 15. Register by Dec 1. (15 weeks)
  • Summer 2020: June 10 - Aug 16. Register by May 1. (10 weeks) Only PSY 101, ENG 103, and ENG 104 are offered

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