High School Dual Credit

Online Dual Credit Program

Earn both High School and College Credits with our Dual Credit program.

Are you a high school student looking to get a head start on college? Do you know a high school student who is ready to earn advanced credit?

Concordia University Wisconsin’s Dual Credit program allows high school students to earn both high school and college credits through online courses taught by CUW faculty. The program allows students to complete high school graduation requirements online either during the school day or at home for a fraction of the traditional undergraduate cost.

Features and Benefits

  • Earn college credits while in high school.
  • Receive dynamic instruction from collegiate faculty.
  • Choose from a number of semester-long (16 week) courses.
  • Complete coursework within the school day or during personal time, and enjoy working in a flexible online delivery system.
  • Receive the “tuition back grant” of up to $1,125 toward first-year tuition if accepted at Concordia University Wisconsin.
  • Access to CUW’s online library holdings and databases.

High School Dual Credit Courses

*Courses will run contingent on minimum enrollment

Course Number
Course Title
SOC 101 ELIntroduction to SociologyIntroduction to Sociology is an introduction to the study of social groups and social relationships. The course analyzes basic sociological concepts to acquaint the student with the fundamental laws governing human relationships. Problems of social structure, social processes and social motivations will be considered.3
PSY 101 ELIntroduction to PsychologyIntroduction to Psychology is an introductory survey course acquainting the student with the procedures, principles, theories and vocabulary of psychology as a science.3
HIST 153 ELAmerican CivilizationAmerican Civilization is a survey of the history of the United States from pre-Columbian America to the present. It will explore political, ideological, social and religious changes that have occurred in the American story.3
ENG 103 ELCivilization and Worldviews: LiteratureCivilization and Worldviews: Literature provides practice and experience in reading three primary genres of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. The purpose of this course is to enable the student to enjoy and appreciate a wide spectrum of literature, with an understanding of how best to undertake various types of critical analyses of a work.3
ENG 104 ELIntroduction to WritingIntroduction to Writing is designed for the student with a good high school background in writing, focuses on the process of written expression and gives practice in dealing with the various modes of discourse from free writing through research.3
MGMT 130 ELPrinciples of ManagementPrinciples of Management examines the principles and functions of management with an integration of line and staff relationships, theories of management, authority and responsibility, centralization and decentralization, team building, and developing policies, strategies, and tactics.3
ECON 200 ELPrinciples of EconomicsPrinciples of Economics offers a single semester introduction to both Micro and Macro Economics. Students emerge with a basic understanding of the concepts behind economists’ analysis of labor and product markets as well as business decisions. They also learn to recognize the perspectives of macroeconomists and evaluate how fiscal and monetary policy may adversely or positively impact the macro-economy.3
MKTG 131 ELPrinciples of MarketingPrinciples of Marketing studies the basics of marketing’s roles in society and within the firm. This covers marketing history, the present day practices, and future projections.3
COMM 247 ELIntroduction to Business WritingIntroduction to Business Writing teaches how to write effective business letters, memos, articles, reports, advertisements, and resumes. Students learn to organize, format, and edit messages used in press releases, public relations, management, marketing, customer service, and organizational decision-making.3
CHIN 101 ELMandarin IMandarin I is designed for students who have no formal learning of Mandarin Chinese. Students will develop skills in listening and speaking with some introduction to reading and writing Chinese characters as well as Chinese culture.3
ACCT 201 ELAccountingEmphasis is placed on the process of identifying, measuring, recording, and communicating the economic events of a business. Areas of coverage include ethics; the accounting cycle (manual and computerized); financial statements presentation & analysis; merchandising; internal controls; cash; receivables; and long-lived assets.3
ACCT 202 ELAccounting IITopics of corporate operations are covered including capital stock and dividend transactions, stockholders’ equity, and bond financing. The statement of cash flows, financial statement analysis, and partnerships as a form of business are also studied.3
CSC 150 ELFoundations of Computer ScienceFoundations of Computer Science provides a survey and overview of computer science via its Grand Ideas. Computer Science is the study of problem solving, which is the focus of CSC 150. The view of a computer system as a combination of hardware, software, and people is explored in detail. The computer system as a tool for personal and professional problem solving is emphasized. Foundational computer science concepts along with terminology, ethical issues, application, and hands-on computer use are explored. Students select a topic of interest as a term
project to augment class discussion and laboratory experiences. The relationship between a Christian worldview and a technological society is investigated.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
If you are a Michigan Resident, please review any additional information regarding the Concordia University Ann Arbor High School Dual Credit program.

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: