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 high school 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. The same course on campus would cost $750-1250, depending on the number of credit hours.
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 $100 scholarship to pay for the cost of concurrent enrollment tuition offered at their high school. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Scholarships do not cover the cost of the $25 admission application fee, which will be billed to the student's myWSU account. Scholarship applications are due at the time of enrollment, or by email to email@example.com by Oct. 1.
Students wanting to take concurrent enrollment courses must:
- Be enrolled in an approved concurrent enrollment course at your high school;
- Be a high school sophomore, junior, senior, or a freshman with a gifted IEP;
- Have a 2.75 or higher cumulative high school GPA;
- If any WSU classes have been taken previously, have a cumulative WSU GPA of 2.00 or higher;
- Have permission from a high school official and parent / guardian;
- 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.
Application and Enrollment
- Complete a concurrent enrollment application, signed by you and your parent / legal guardian
- Submit an official high school transcript with a GPA of 3.00 or higher
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. 11, 2020 for Fall 2020 and Feb. 19, 2021 for Spring 2021.
Concurrent enrollment tuition and application fee must be paid online through your myWSU portal by Oct. 15 for the fall or April 15 for the spring.
Wichita State University is fully accredited by the North Central Region of the Higher Learning Commission. Therefore, WSU credits are highly transferable to many colleges and universities nationwide.
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. Concurrent enrollment students will have access to an official WSU transcript with their courses and grades to send to any other college or university.
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 degree-bound admission, and submit current, official transcripts. Please note that concurrent enrollment admission does not guarantee admission as a degree-bound student after high school graduation.
Teaching Concurrent Enrollment
If you are a teacher who is interested in teaching concurrent enrollment at your high school, please contact Maria Vo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.