The concurrent enrollment program allows highly eligible students the opportunity to earn college credit for courses taken at their high schools and taught by their teachers. Concurrent enrollment students enjoy full access to Ablah Library, both on-campus and online, and a wichita.edu student email account.
Wichita State offers concurrent enrollment courses at a differential tuition rate of $100 per course. This is a reduced tuition rate available only for concurrent enrollment courses. There is also a one-time $25 admission application fee due at the time of enrollment.
National School Lunch Program Scholarship
Concurrent enrollment partnership students who participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP, also known as free and reduced lunches) are eligible to receive a scholarship to pay for the cost of concurrent enrollment classes offered at their high school.
Scholarships do not cover the cost of the $25 admission application fee, which will be billed to the student's myWSU.wichita.edu account. Scholarship applications are due at the time of enrollment, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 1.
Students wanting to take concurrent enrollment courses must:
- Be a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school;
- Have a 3.00 or higher cumulative high school GPA;
- If any WSU classes have been taken previously, have a cumulative WSU GPA of 2.00 or higher;
- Meet any additional prerequisites for specific courses. This may include ACT scores, passing the WSU department final, or achieving a minimum grade in the course. Check with your teacher for details.
Students must meet the above requirements at the time of the WSU enrollment visit. Each high school may set additional standards exceeding these requirements.
The concurrent enrollment application, along with more information about the program, can also be found by visiting your guidance counselor.
Applications must be submitted at the time of your enrollment visit, or to your guidance counselor, no later than Sept. 7.
Courses must be paid by check at the time of the enrollment visit or paid online through your myWSU portal by Oct. 15.
Wichita State University is fully accredited by the North Central Region of the Higher Learning Commission. Therefore, WSU credits are highly transferable to other colleges and universities nationwide.
However, each institution has their own policies concerning the acceptance of transfer credit. If credit is not accepted as transfer credit at another university, more than likely the school doesn't have an equivalent course, or has a limited number of elective credits they allow students to transfer. It is always in your best interest to call the school you plan to attend after high school to ask if they accept college credit earned during high school.
Becoming a Degree-Bound WSU Student
If you are a concurrent enrollment student and decide to continue your studies at WSU as a freshman, you must to reapply for admission; however, the application fee is waived. Please note that concurrent enrollment admission does not guarantee admission as a degree-bound student after high school graduation.