Earn college credits while in high school

If you do not reside in Michigan, please use the CUW Pre-College webpage.

High school students have the option to earn college credit by enrolling in online and/or face to face courses at the Ann Arbor 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 terms and one course in the summer 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 CUAA: Students who can commute to the Ann Arbor 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 the pre-requisites
  • Most on-campus courses will require a textbook purchase. Online Bookstore Webpage
  • Please note that some program specific courses may not be available/full
  • View the full course listing below by term and be sure to select CUAA 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 students 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 Ann Arbor. 

  • Classes are online or in-person at the Ann Arbor 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

Michigan's Postsecondary Education Options Act (PEOA)

  • Eligible students attend a public or private high school in Michigan
  • Cost is paid by the state or school district
  • $155 per credit
    • Summer term, courses offered at the high school, and REL courses do not qualify
    • Concordia submits invoice to the state or school district
    • Student responsible for tuition if they do not receive a passing grade or drop

Dual Credit

  • Eligible students attend a public high school outside MI or WI or are not receiving state funding
  • Cost is $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)
  3. Submit a Qualifying Test Score for MI funding

New Student - Apply Now

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.

Returning Student - Apply Now

Admission requirements

  • Students in grades 9-12 are eligible. A writing sample is required for students entering their freshman year of high school
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required in high school academic courses

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


Links and downloads

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

  • ED 102 Foundations of Education l 3 credits course overview
    • ED 102 may NOT satisfy MI requirements for teacher candidates attending CUAA.
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 JT for campus location.

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

Music Ensembles: See the courses listed under Music. If you have questions on these courses or our ensembles, please contact william.perrine@cuaa.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 or Anne Shinn