StandOut: College Credits While Still in High School
"Having been a financial literacy instructor, I and my husband were grateful to find that with minimal financial assistance we had two sons graduate from UIU debt free -- quite an accomplishment in today’s world of increasing college graduate debt. Mitch (’13) completed high school dual enrollment classes and received outstanding guidance from his UIU accounting advisor. This careful planning allowed him to obtain his undergrad degree in three years -- another cost-saving measure. Mitch is enrolled in the Masters of Accountancy program at Notre Dame University. I feel the knowledgeable instructors and helpful and caring attitudes displayed by all UIU faculty and staff created a positive and stimulating learning atmosphere."
WHAT IS DUAL ENROLLMENT?
Upper Iowa University offers online courses to eligible high school students to increase the students' opportunities to take college-level courses. Students can take courses on their own, through Iowa's Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program if they are eligible and have school district approval, or through other partnered states and school districts..
WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?
The program is open to 11th and 12th grade students as well as 9th and 10th grade students identified as gifted and talented. All students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to take courses through UIU's Dual Enrollment program or have been accepted and admitted into UIU. Check with your local high school counselor to see if you are eligible today!
WHAT KINDS OF COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?
Available courses will vary each term depending on demand. Click here to view the list of courses.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Upper Iowa University reviews all applications on an individual basis. You need to:
- Fill out the paper application. Download it here.
- Meet with your school counselor to complete the application
- Get all signatures required on the form.
- Send your application:
Upper Iowa University
Attn: IEC Operations
PO Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.