Earn college credits while in high school

Precollege Course Options for MI students  

     If you don’t live in Michigan, please use the Concordia Wisconsin webpage.

Honors-level high school students have these options to earn college credit while still in high school. 
Students may take 1 or 2 courses each term.  

  • On-campus course at CUAA: Students who can commute to campus can choose from a variety of 100 or 200 level courses. Some on-campus courses will require a textbook purchase.

List of on-campus courses

  • Online course: Students can choose from 15 online courses. With flexible online classes, students can complete coursework during the school day or at home. Semester courses are not self-paced but follow a schedule with weekly assignment deadlines. There is no textbook cost for online classes. 
List of online courses  View the "What to Expect" pdfs for course previews.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring term 2020 runs Jan 27 - May 17, 2020.
  • For online classes, apply by December 1. Courses may fill so early application is encouraged.
  • Requests for ON-CAMPUS CUAA classes are accepted Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2019.

Tuition for MI students

  • State of MI Funding (PSEO)  Students attending a MI public or private high school pay $0 for a dual credit course through state of MI funding. Summer term and REL courses do not qualify for state funding. Concordia completes the state forms for payment. The student pays tuition if the course is failed or dropped.
  • Homeschool students in MI qualify for the reduced Concordia Promise tuition rate of $50 per credit. That's only $150 for a typical 3-credit class. The Promise rate can be used for a maximum of 36 credits.
  • Audit: Dual credit students who wish to audit an on-campus class (no grade, no credit) will pay an audit fee of $75 per credit to participate in the class. Online courses cannot be audited.

Apply - If you live in MI, use the steps below  

    Returning students submit a Course Enrollment Request Form (pdf) directly to:

  1. Online courses: Tim Gieschen 262-243-2077  (Now accepting apps until Dec 1)
  2. On-campus CUAA: Deirdre Lozon 734-995-7312 (Between Nov 1 and Dec 1)
  3. No transcript is required for returning students

     New students apply using a 3-step process

  1. Create a precollege student admission account .  Choose the NON-DEGREE option. Supply your contact email and other demographic information. 
  2. Submit a Course Enrollment Request Form (pdf) listing the courses you are requesting. 
  3. New students must submit a high school transcript to complete their application.
    A student application must also be approved by the high school to be complete.

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Admission requirements

  • Students of typical high school age in grades 9-12 are eligible. A placement exam may be required for grade 9 students.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in academic high school classes.
  • A qualifying ACT or SAT test score must be submitted for state of MI funding.

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Online dual credit courses available

Arts and Sciences




  • Foundations of Education, 3 credits (What to Expect) This course may NOT satisfy the state of MI requirements for teacher candidates attending CUAA.

On-campus courses

This is a partial list of courses available to precollege students.  Other 100 or 200 level courses may be available.  For course descriptions and details, view the Undergraduate Catalog

Approval: Enrollment requires department approval and availability of seats.  Applied Music courses do not qualify for Concordia Promise funding.
Textbooks: The online bookstore may have textbook information for on-campus classes.  

Class times and dates: View the schedule of classes for spring 2020.
Typically, Mon, Wed, Fri courses are 50 minutes long. Tue, Thur courses are 90 minutes long.

  • ACCT 203 Financial Accounting
  • BIO 100 Principles of Biology (3 credits) + BIO 100 Lab (1 credit)
  • COMM 105 Public Speaking
  • COMM 201 Interpersonal Communication
  • CSC 150 Foundations of Computer Science
  • HEB 301 Hebrew 1
  • HIST 103 World Views History
  • HIST 151 American Civilization
  • LAT 105 Latin 1
  • MGMT 130 Principles of Management
  • MKTG 131 Principles of Marketing
  • MATH 101 Beginning Algebra
  • MATH 121 Int. Algebra (need 1 yr HS Alg.)
  • MATH 125 Contemp. Math (Need HS Alg AND Geom or MATH 121)
  • MATH 128 Coll. Algebra (Need 2 yrs HSAlg AND 1 yr. HS Geom or MATH 121)
  • MATH 150 Trigonometry (Need 2 yrs HSAlg AND 1 yr. HS Geom or MATH 121)
  • MATH 176 Finite Math (Need 3 yrs HS math or MATH 128)
  • MATH 201 Calculus 1 (Need 4 yrs HS math or MATH 128 and MATH 150)
  • MATH 205 Statistics 1
  • MUS 193 Women's Chorale
  • MUS 208 Worship Arts Ensemble
  • POLS 201 American Government
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • REL 100 The Bible
  • REL 110 Christian Doctrine
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish
  • SPAN 202  Intermediate Spanish (need demonstrated proficiency in Spanish)
  • THTR 120 Orientation to Theater