UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Officials from UW-River Falls and the River Falls School District met May 9 to sign an agreement that offers River Falls High School students the opportunity to take UWRF courses at the high school beginning in the fall.
May 17, 2019 – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls entered into a groundbreaking agreement with the River Falls School District May 9 that offers River Falls High School students the opportunity to take UWRF courses at the high school beginning in the fall.
Upon successful completion of the approved university courses, credits earned by high school students will be considered dual credit, with credits counting toward both high school and university requirements.
The goal of the new Dual Academic Credit Program is to provide students with the chance to fulfill college level expectations and earn UWRF credits in a familiar and supportive setting and with highly-qualified and approved high school educators with master’s degrees (or higher) in their discipline (i.e. mathematics, English).
“Participating in this program will allow students the opportunity to experience the pace, rigor and personal responsibility that are crucial to success in college,” said Dean Yohnk, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “As well, students earn valuable, transferable UW credits while still in high school.”
The per credit cost of the Dual Academic Credit Program is $100. Students on federally-approved free and reduced lunches will be offered an additional tuition reduction. In order to enroll, students must meet one of the following criteria and have the support of RFHS approved teachers and guidance counselors:
Students from the River Falls School District and other area schools will continue to have the opportunity to participate in the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) which allows them to take courses on the UWRF campus alongside university students.
RFHS students interested in taking UWRF courses either at RFHS or on the UWRF campus should contact their high school guidance counselor for details at 715-425-1830, option 4.
For more information about the Dual Academic Credit Program, call UWRF Admissions at 715-425-3500.