Selection of faculty and students
Faculty teaching a Cardinal Stritch University course at a partner school are hired by Cardinal Stritch as adjuncts. As such, they are required to possess a Master's degree in the content area being taught or in a closely related content area, they must be recommended by leadership at the partner school, and they are screened by faculty in the appropriate content-area department at Cardinal Stritch. Each adjunct is assigned a mentor from Stritch who will work with them to ensure that the course being taught is equivalent in content and rigor to the same course taught at the Cardinal Stritch main campus. This mentor is available both before and during the term in which the course is offered to lend whatever support is needed.
Students enrolling in concurrent enrollment courses should understand that they are enrolling in a college-level course. The partner school ensures that each student has met the prerequisites for the course and is ready for college-level work. Studies have shown benchmarks such as Juniors or Senior status, rankings in the top 25% of their class, a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and an ACT score (if they have one) of 24 or higher help ensure successful completion of a Concurrent Enrollment course.
Transferability of CEP credit
Upon completion of a Cardinal Stritch concurrent-enrollment course at a partner school, a student will receive a record of their official Cardinal Stritch University transcript reflecting the credits earned and the grade in the course. An official transcript sent from Cardinal Stritch University verifies to other colleges/universities that the student has earned and received university credits from Cardinal Stritch University for a particular course or set of courses. These credits are accepted by nearly all colleges/universities in the same way they would accept credits for traditional transfer students. Note that most schools require a grade of C or better to accept a course in transfer, but that requirement may vary slightly depending on the school and/or the student's intended program of study.
Partial list of Stritch CEP courses
- ECON 202: Principles of Macroeconomics
- EN 211: Ethnicity in American Lit
- EN 150: Intro to Literature
- HS 304: The Tumultuous 1960s
- HS 341: U.S. Foreign Policy
- MU 107: American Popular Music
- REL 104: World Religions
- REL 225: Philosophy for Theology
- REL 343: Catholic Social Teaching
- PL 101: Introduction to Ethics
- PL 102: Intro to Bioethics
- SPN 203: Span Comp and Conversation
Cost and payment
CEP courses are typically 3-credit college courses and are offered at a substantially discounted rate. The cost is $133 per credit ($399 for a 3-credit course). The 2019-20 regular Undergraduate tuition rate is $992 per credit ($2,640 for a 3-credit course). This is roughly an 87% discount rate.
Payment for the course should be done by a check made out to: Cardinal Stritch University, for the exact amount of the course. Additionally, parents may pay online using a credit card. Payments cannot be accepted until the student has been registered for the course.