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Earning College Credit While Still in High School

What is Dual Enrollment? 

Upper Iowa University offers face to face courses to eligible Louisiana high school students to increase the students’ opportunities to take college-level courses. Students can take courses on their own, through Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE). Check with your local high school counselor to see if you are eligible.  

Four Easy Steps  

  • Complete the Dual Enrollment Application
  • Meet with your school counselor to complete the application and discuss the course options 
  • Obtain all signatures required for the application 
  • Send your application either via email to [email protected] or mail to Upper Iowa University Attn: Student Enrollment Center PO Box 1857, Fayette, IA 52142 

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?

The program is open to 9th-12th grade students. All students must have at least a 2.5 GPA to take courses through UIU’s Dual Enrollment program. Check with your local high school counselor to see if you are eligible for UIU courses today!  

HOW MANY CREDIT HOURS CAN I ENROLL IN PER SEMESTER?

Each student is eligible to take up to 12 credit hours per semester at Upper Iowa University if going through the Supplemental Course Academy (SCA).  

WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

Available courses will vary each session depending on demand. We offer courses in Arts & Humanities, Communication, History, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Business. 

UIU Course CodeUIU Course TitleLouisiana Course TitleLouisiana Course Code
ART 100Introduction to Art
Art I
30501
BIO 135
Principles of Biology I
Biology: DE - CBIO 1013 General Biology I
150321
BIO 140
Principles of Biology II
Biology II: DE - CBIO 1023 General Biology II
150325
BIO 268
Intro to Human Anatomy/Physiology
ANATOMY: DE-CBIO 2213 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
150330
BIO 270
Intro to Human Anatomy/Physiology I
ANATOMY: DE-CBIO 2223 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
150332
CHEM 102
Introduction to Forensic Science
FORENSIC SCIENCE
155050
CHEM 140
General Chemistry I
Chemistry II: DE - CCEM 1103 Chemistry I
150419
CHEM 151
General Chemistry II
Chemistry II: DE - CCEM 1113 Chemistry II
150421
COMM 105
Public Speaking
SPEECH I
051101
CS 102
Introduction to Computer Applications
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY LITERACY
040220
ENG 101
English Composition I
English III: DE - CENL 1013 English Composition I
120601
ENG 102
English Composition II
English III: DE - CENL 1023 English Composition II
120602
ES 161
Environmental Science
Environmental Science: DE - CEVS 1103 Environmental Science
150914
GEOG 100
Physical Geography
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY: DE - CGRC 2113 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
220301
GEOG 200
World Regional Geography
World Geography: DE CGRG 2113 World Regional Geography
220312
MATH 107
College Algebra
Algebra III: DE - CMAT 1213 College Algebra
160500
MATH 220
Elementary Statistics
Probability and Statistics: DE - CMAT 1303 Introductory Stat
160356
PSY 190
General Psychology
Psychology: DE CPSY 2013 - Introduction to Psychology
225011
SPN 101
Beginning Spanish I
Spanish: DE - CSPN 1013/1014 Elem Spanish I
122511
SPN 102
Beginning Spanish II
Spanish: DE - CSPN 1023/1024 Elem Spanish II
122512
SPN 201
Intermediate Spanish I
Spanish: DE - CSPN 2013/2014 Intermediate Spanish I
122513
SPN 202
Intermediate Spanish II
Spanish: DE - CSPN 2023 Intermediate Spanish II
122514

WHAT ARE THE COSTS FOR LOUISIANA STUDENTS?

Students eligible for the SCA program have all courses paid for by their school district, including the course, textbooks, necessary materials and fees. If the student is not going through SCA, the tuition is $250 and the student will have to pay for textbooks, course material and fees.  

For SCA, if courses are dropped within the allotted time for a tuition refund, the student and/or parent will be responsible for the incurred expenses by the school district. If dropped during the partial refund period, the student and/or parent are responsible for paying the remaining balance to the school district. If the course is failed, the student becomes responsible to the school district for all course expenses.  

HOW DO I TRANSITION TO COLLEGE?

Following successful completion of the course, credit will be recorded on your official Upper Iowa University transcript. All courses will be applied toward completing your degree through Upper Iowa University. Upper Iowa University will offer all UIU Dual Enrollment students up to a 65 percent tuition discount* for attending college on the Fayette Campus.  

*Discount is determined by the number of Dual Enrollment courses completed prior to attending the Fayette Campus.  

CAN I USE THE CREDITS AT ANOTHER COLLEGE OTHER THAN UIU AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSES?

Yes you can, but you will need to confirm with that specific college. 

HOW LONG IS EACH COURSE?

UIU dual enrollment courses in Louisiana are each one semester in length – 16 weeks per course. 

WHERE DO I ATTEND CLASS?

All UIU Louisiana dual-enrollment courses are currently offered face to face at a variety of Louisiana high schools. 

WHEN ARE DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES AVAILABLE?

Courses are available year round and classes start every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).

ARE HOMESCHOOLERS ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM?

Home-schooled students are eligible for UIU dual enrollment courses, but students will need to get confirmation from their counselor. They are also required to send in two letters of recommendation that demonstrate the students’ ability to succeed in our college courses with their application.  

WHO TEACHES DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES?

Upper Iowa University faculty members teach all dual enrollment courses. These faculty members are qualified teachers at your local high schools.

WHY SHOULD I TAKE DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES?

Why not? Getting college credit while in high school enables you to complete your college degree sooner, saving you and your family tuition costs, and putting you a step ahead of your classmates when launching your career. 

Calendars and Schedules

Learn more about UIU’s academic calendar and what classes are offered.

Contact Us

Do you have additional questions about our Dual Enrollment courses in the state of Louisiana or are a school administrator looking to partner with UIU? We would love to connect with you!