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 contact Princess Redden at 225.923.2331.
Frequently Asked Questions
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).
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 Code||UIU Course Title||Louisiana Course Title||Louisiana Course Code|
|ART 100||Introduction to Art||Fine Arts Survey||030332|
|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
|IS 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||222001
|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
|HIST 100||World History I||World History||220401|
|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.
UIU dual enrollment courses in Louisiana are each one semester in length – 16 weeks per course.
All UIU Louisiana dual-enrollment courses are currently offered face-to-face at a variety of Louisiana high schools or online.
WHEN ARE DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES AVAILABLE?
Courses are available year round and classes start every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).
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.
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!