A high school student who wishes to take university courses while still in high school may apply to enroll as a High School Special Student, Youth Options Program Student, or Course Options Program Student.
For admission to the University, students must rank in the top 40% of their class, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and completed their sophomore year. High school courses completed, ACT scores, and letters of recommendation may also be considered in the evaluation of students. Students with strong academic records who have not yet completed their sophomore year may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If approved for admission, students are generally allowed to register for freshman and sophomore level (100/200 numbered courses) university courses on a space available basis, provided they meet course prerequisites. Placement testing may be required to determine appropriate course level for students wishing to study in areas such as Math, English, or Foreign Languages. Scores on College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams may also be used to determine course placement.
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If you are considering enrolling as a degree-seeking student at UW-River Falls, the University awards credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, International Baccalaureate (IB) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).