Earn college credits while in high school

If you are a Michigan resident, please use the CUAA pre-college webpage for MI tuition rates and application links. 

High school students have the option to earn college credit by enrolling in online and/or face to face courses at the Mequon campus. Courses are offered during the fall, spring and summer terms at a fraction of the traditional undergraduate cost. Students may choose to enroll in a max of 2 courses for the fall and spring term which allows for a jump start to the college experience!

Courses Available

Students have the opportunity to take courses that best fit their schedule. They can take up to two courses a semester which can be on-campus, online or a one on-campus and one online.

On-campus course at CUW: Students who can commute to the Mequon campus can enroll in an on-campus course with our traditional undergraduate students.

  • Students have the ability to select any 100 or 200 level undergraduate course from the academic catalog, as long as they meet pre-requisites
  • On-campus courses usually require a textbook purchase. CUW Online Bookstore

View the full course listing below by term and be sure to select CUW for campus location

List of on-campus courses

Online course: Students enrolling in online courses will be placed in courses with other high school students from private, public, and homeschool locations all over the globe. The fall and spring term courses are 16 weeks in length, and the summer term courses span over 10 weeks.

  • Our flexible courses are taught by faculty with the ability for the student to log in any time from any location
  • Courses are not self-paced and will have set deadlines for assignments

List of online courses
Business Certificate

With Concordia’s pre-college Business Certificate*, you can get a jump start on your bachelor’s degree and earn a full semester’s worth of college credit while you’re still in high school. To earn this certificate, complete 15 credits toward any business major at Concordia University Wisconsin. 

  • Classes are online or in-person at the Mequon campus
  • Courses satisfy business core requirements for undergraduate program

Required courses

  • ACCT203 Financial Accounting l 3 credits
  • ECON222 Macroeconomics or ECON231 Microeconomics l 3 credits
  • MGMT130 Principles of Management l 3 credits
  • MKTG131 Principles of Marketing l 3 credits
  • MGMT336 Human Resource Management or BUS355 Management Information Systems l 3 credits

Textbook costs vary and are an additional fee

*Students must begin taking these courses no later than the spring semester of their junior year as these courses are only offered in the fall/spring semester and take three semesters to complete. 


Concordia Promise Dual Credit

  • Eligible students attend a Christian high school or are homeschooled
  • students can earn a max of 36 credits
  • $78 per credit

Wisconsin Early College Credit Program (ECCP)

  • Eligible students attend a public or private high school in Wisconsin
  • Cost is shared by the state, school district, and in some cases the student
  • $155 per credit
    • Submit an ECCP Request Form to the high school for approval. High school deadlines are typically March 1 for fall courses and Oct 1 for spring courses.
    • Student is responsible for turning in the form and invoice to their high school or school district
    • Student is responsible for tuition if they do not receive a passing grade or drop

Dual Credit

  • Eligible students attend a public high school outside WI or MI or are not receiving state funding
  • $155 per credit

New students

  1. Complete a Dual Enrollment application and select you intend to enroll as a dual credit student.
  2. Submit a high school transcript (transcripts can be emailed to precollege@cuw.edu)

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Returning students

Students who have already taken a Concordia dual credit course will need to complete a form below to indicate their course of interest. No transcript is required. To enroll in multiple terms, submit the form twice.

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Admission requirements

  • Students in grades 9-12 are eligible. A writing sample may be required for students in grade 9-10
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for acceptance into the pre-college program

Academic Year (2023 - 2024)

  • FALL 2023: August 28th - December 15th
    • Apply by August 1st
  • SPRING 2024: January 8th - May 5th
    • Apply by December 20th
  • SUMMER 2024: May 13th - August 18th
    • Apply by April 26th

Questions about our pre-college program?

Contact CUW Admissions at 262-243-4300 or through email at PreCollege@cuw.edu.

Downloads and resources

These 16-week online courses are organized into weekly units with assignment deadlines. Students can login and complete coursework anytime during the day or night.

All courses are offered during the fall and spring term. Those with an * are also offered during the summer.

Courses that are part of the Concordia Core Curriculum

Electives or specific to major

Our  online course descriptions may be helpful to review with your school counselor to determine approval.

On-campus courses 

View the full course listing below by term and be sure to select FT for campus location

To verify on campus course availability and to register, please contact Amanda Saugstad via email, amanda.saugstad@cuw.edu or by calling: 262-243-4542.

Music Ensembles: See the courses listed under Music. If you have questions on these courses or our ensembles, please Contact johanna.anderson@cuw.edu for more information. Applied Music courses (lessons) do not qualify for Concordia Promise funding.

Pre-College on-campus courses

If course listing is not available for a specific term, please contact Amanda Saugstad.