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Dual Credit

Early College Credit Program/Dual Credit

 

Dual Credit

Current high school students may be allowed to enroll in and receive credit for Viterbo University classes. A few different programs exist to pursue Viterbo credit either at Viterbo or in a high school classroom. [Please note that admission into one of these dual credit programs to pursue Viterbo credit does not convey admission to one of our degree programs (e.g., bachelor of arts, etc.)—that would require a separate application and review.]

Viterbo University Dual Credit Opportunities – at Viterbo

Wisconsin’s Early College Credit Program (formerly known as Youth Options)

Beginning with the fall 2018 semester at Viterbo, Wisconsin high school students (grades 9-12) may be able to take coursework at Viterbo with the tuition being covered by their school district.

  • Pre-approval from your school district: Students must first seek approval from their school district to take college coursework in the fall, spring, or summer. This should be done by March 1 (for summer and fall terms) and Oct. 1 (for spring). Students should use the WAICU participation form for this first step. (More information on the form and program is available at http://www.viterbo.edu/sites/default/files/admissions/waicu-early-college-credit-program-form.pdf.)
  • Applying for ECCP at Viterbo: If approved by their district for a given term, students can then complete Viterbo’s free online application for that term. When completing the application, students should select “undergraduate” for academic area and “Undergraduate non-degree: Early College Credit Program” for academic program. Students will also have an opportunity to list their approved coursework. Viterbo requires at least a 3.0 high school GPA for consideration for all grade levels. Sophomores and freshmen in high school should also submit a strong counselor recommendation for consideration. Please make sure this online application is completed and any other necessary supplemental items (high school transcript for all; recommendations for sophomores/freshmen) are submitted by August 15 for fall. Any new spring approvals should have this step completed prior to January 5. Any new summer approvals (intending to take classes during summer session II at Viterbo) should have this step completed prior to June 15.
  • Registration: If approved by Viterbo to enroll in coursework (i.e., accepted into the ECCP), students will be notified by Jodi Reider regarding registration. New ECCP students register after our Viterbo students and any continuing dual credit students on a space available basis. As a result, registration may occur in late July-August for fall and in December-early January for spring. After registration, we have traditionally offered a short half-day orientation close to the start of the fall term (ex. around Aug. 23) where students can find classrooms, get books, receive their student IDs, learn about technology/resources available to them related to their coursework, take an optional campus tour, etc.
  • Questions about this program at Viterbo? Jodi Reider (608-796-3396 and jmreider@viterbo.edu) is the advisor and main contact for ECCP students (think: registration, determining coursework available, etc.) and would provide assistance with registering for classes. Questions about the Viterbo application itself or whether we’ve received transcripts, letters of recommendation, or the participation forms for ECCP student files could be sent to Jackie Morris (608-796-3013 and jemorris@viterbo.edu) in admissions.

Aquinas High School

Students attending Aquinas High School in La Crosse, Wis., may also come to Viterbo’s campus for coursework under a special agreement.

  • Aquinas students may take coursework not already offered at their high school at a reduced price of $100 per credit. Part-time or full-time student activity and technology fees, cost of books, and any course fees are additional. The student is responsible for tuition, books, and all fees. Please refer to the tuition fees schedule on the Business Office website for current fees.
  • Application: Students should complete Viterbo’s free online application. When completing the application, students should select “undergraduate” for academic area and “Undergraduate non-degree: regular non-degree” for academic program. Viterbo requires at least a 3.0 high school GPA for consideration for all grade levels. Sophomores and freshmen in high school should also submit a strong recommendation for consideration. Please make sure this online application is completed and any other necessary supplemental items (high school transcript for all; recommendations for sophomores/freshmen) are submitted by August 15 for fall. Any new spring approvals should have this step completed prior to January 5. Any new summer approvals (intending to take classes during summer session II at Viterbo) should have this step completed prior to June 15. Additional restrictions may apply.
  • Registration: If approved by Viterbo to enroll in non-degree coursework, students will be notified by Jodi Reider (608-796-3396 and jmreider@viterbo.edu) regarding registration. New students register after our Viterbo students and any continuing dual credit/non-degree students on a space available basis. As a result, registration may occur in late June for summer session II, in July-August for fall, and in December-early January for spring.

Homeschooled Students

Homeschooled students in Wisconsin (if not approved or seeking via ECCP above) or out-of-state may still seek to take courses at Viterbo.

  • Tuition is a reduced price of $318 per credit. Part-time or full-time student activity and technology fees, cost of books and any course fees are additional. Please refer to the tuition fees schedule on the Business Office website for current fees. The student is responsible for tuition, books, and all fees.
  • Application: Students should complete Viterbo’s free online application. When completing the application, students should select “undergraduate” for academic area and “Undergraduate non-degree: regular non-degree” for academic program. Viterbo requires at least a 3.0 high school GPA for consideration for all grade levels. Sophomores and freshmen in high school should also submit a strong recommendation for consideration. Please make sure this online application is completed and any other necessary supplemental items (high school transcript for all; recommendations for sophomores/freshmen) are submitted by August 15 for fall. Any new spring approvals should have this step completed prior to January 5. Any new summer approvals (intending to take classes during summer session II at Viterbo) should have this step completed prior to June 15. Additional restrictions may apply.
  • Registration: If approved by Viterbo to enroll in non-degree coursework, students will be notified by Jodi Reider (608-796-3396 and jmreider@viterbo.edu) regarding registration. New students register after our Viterbo students and any continuing dual credit/non-degree students on a space available basis. As a result, registration may occur in late June for summer session II, in July-August for fall, and in December-early January for spring.

Regular Non-Degree Students

Other high school students not mentioned above (e.g., students from Minnesota, students not seeking approval and payment from their WI school district for ECCP, or other scenarios) may still seek to take courses at Viterbo as non-degree-seeking students.

  • Our regular non-degree rates and fees apply. Part-time or full-time student activity and technology fees, cost of books and any course fees are additional. Please refer to the regular tuition fees schedule on the Business Office website for current fees. The student is responsible for tuition, books, and all fees.
  • Application: Students should complete Viterbo’s free online application. When completing the application, students should select “undergraduate” for academic area and “Undergraduate non-degree: regular non-degree” for academic program. Viterbo requires at least a 3.0 high school GPA for consideration for all grade levels. Sophomores and freshmen in high school should also submit a strong counselor recommendation for consideration. Please make sure this online application is completed and any other necessary supplemental items (high school transcript for all; recommendations for sophomores/freshmen) are submitted by August 15 for fall. Any new spring approvals should have this step completed prior to January 5. Any new summer approvals (intending to take classes during summer session II at Viterbo) should have this step completed prior to June 15. Additional restrictions may apply.
  • Registration: If approved by Viterbo to enroll in non-degree coursework, students will be notified by Jodi Reider (608-796-3396 and jmreider@viterbo.edu) regarding registration. New students register after our Viterbo students and any continuing dual credit/non-degree students on a space available basis. As a result, registration may occur in late June for summer session II, in July-August for fall, and in December-early January for spring.

Viterbo University Dual Credit Opportunities – at the High Schools

Diocesan High School College Credit Program

Students attending Diocese of La Crosse Catholic High Schools (Aquinas, Regis, McDonell, Newman, Pacelli, Assumption, Columbus) may be able to receive college credit (up to 3 courses) at Viterbo for select coursework taught at the high school.

Student applications, materials, and payment information ($50/credit) is sent directly to the high school. Students should not complete an online application and should instead contact their high school counselor or principal for more information. High school administrators seeking approval to teach Viterbo curriculum via this Diocesan High School College Credit Program should contact Ted Wilson (tawilson@viterbo.edu and 608-796-3565) for more information.

High School College Credit Program

Students attending particular high schools may be able to receive college credit (up to 3 courses) at Viterbo for select coursework taught at the high school.

Student applications, materials, and payment information ($110/credit) is sent directly to the high school. Students should not complete an online application and should instead contact their high school counselor or principal for more information. High school administrators seeking approval to teach Viterbo curriculum via this High School College Credit Program should contact Ted Wilson (tawilson@viterbo.edu and 608-796-3565) for more information.

Please note that the programs above pertain to awarding Viterbo credit to current high school students. For students pursuing dual credit in high school through other avenues (examples include Advanced Placement exams or coursework awarded by other colleges) and hoping to enroll at Viterbo later as a degree-seeking student, please visit our transfer and alternative credit  page for information as to how those credits may count toward a Viterbo degree.