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Concurrent Enrollment Program

University courses on your high school campus

The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) at Stritch allows qualified high school students to learn and qualified high school instructors to teach Cardinal Stritch University’s curriculum at the partner school’s campus during regular school hours. Students enrolled in the program concurrently earn both high school and college credit.

Interested parents and students will work collaboratively with their high school teacher to ensure that the student is eligible for admission to CEP. To enroll in a Stritch CEP course, please complete the online registration form.

CEP Registration Form

Everyone has a different reason for choosing CEP

  • Save money
  • Take the class in your high school
  • Earn college credits
  • No AP or IB exam required to earn the college credit

What is your reason? 

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Jacob Carlson

Communication: Corporate Social Media and Corporate Community Relations, Business Administration Majors

Taking advantage of the dual credit program was a game changer. I was able to experience what it was like to be a college student and brought those earned credits with me to Stritch. If your high school has this option available, take it. The first hand experience and knowledge that comes from this opportunity pays off in the long-run. 

Selection of faculty and students

Faculty Qualifications

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.

Student Qualifications

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. Please check with your intended college/university to determine if and how the credits will transfer as each school varies.

Partial list of Stritch CEP courses

Computer Science
  • CS 230: Web Page Design
  • 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
  • MT 212: Calculus III
  • 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
  • PSY 101: General Psych
  • 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 2021-22 regular Undergraduate tuition rate is $1,062 per credit ($3,186 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.

Concurrent enrollment programs are growing nationwide

While only 55% of postsecondary institutions had concurrent enrollment programs offering courses at high school campuses in 2002-03, the percentage grew to 64% by 2011-12 (NCES, 2013) and continues to grow. The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and partner organizations are working to expand concurrent enrollment opportunities while ensuring that the courses maintain the expected rigor. Over 10,400 concurrent enrollment programs exist throughout the country, with more currently in development (Mobley, 2015). Over 1.4 million students across the country participate in these programs.

Qualified students at a partner school who enroll in a Cardinal Stritch University class being offered at their school are admitted to the University as “non-degree seeking students.” Upon successful completion of the course, these students will receive college credit that will appear on a Cardinal Stritch transcript. These credits are treated by nearly all colleges and universities in the same way they treat traditional transfer credit.

For more information on concurrent enrollment at Stritch contact:

Kate E. Meudt

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs - VP’s Office

(414) 410-4006

Stritch CEP partner schools

  • Burlington Catholic Central High School
  • Catholic Memorial High School
  • Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
  • Dominican High School
  • Nicolet High School
  • Pius XI Catholic High School
  • St. Anthony High School
  • St. Catherine High School
  • St. John's Northwestern Military Academy
  • St. Lawrence Seminary
  • St. Thomas More High School
  • Torah Academy of Milwaukee High School