Concurrent Enrollment

Christian schools exploring options other than Advanced Placement for gifted students may be interested in the protocol for high schools offering Andrews University credit. Andrews University partners with approved Seventh-day Adventist high schools to offer Andrews courses taught on the high school campus by high school teachers approved as Andrews adjunct faculty. This form of off-campus service is known as concurrent enrollment

School Qualifications

  • The qualified high school values and commits to teaching from a Christian worldview, which is in alignment with the Andrews University mission to seek knowledge and affirm faith in order to positively change the world.
  • In addition to offering a fully accredited college preparatory program of study, the high school seeks to provide university-level courses for academic enrichment of advanced students.
  • The course teacher has a Master’s degree preferably, or a minimum of 18 graduate-level semester credits in the course discipline or field of study; teacher payment is the responsibility of the school.
  • Enrollment for dual credit will be limited to students meeting current admission criteria; grades earned are recorded for both high school and university credit.
  • The high school is willing and able to comply with all Andrews University policies and procedures regarding this service, as outlined below.

School Application Process

At least 60 days prior to the start of the Andrews University semester in which the course is to be taught, complete and send digital copy of the following items to the PreCollege Services Coordinator:

  • Complete the Application to Teach Andrews University Courses at a high school.  Include all information and signatures required.
  • Attach a letter from the principal noting how the school meets the criteria and endorsing the application.
  • Attach the proposed high school teacher’s curriculum vita along with copies of all college and university transcripts.
  • Attach the proposed syllabus, clearly aligned to the current Andrews University syllabus for this course.

Approval shall come from the Department Chair, the Dean of that College or School, and the PreCollege Services Coordinator.

Student Registration Process

  • The high school verifies that the student meets admission criteria and assumes responsibility for the student registration, including collecting payments from parents, and meeting Andrews registration deadlines. 
  • Complete and send in the registration form for each student. Register for each semester separately. Students may take one or two courses per semester.

Academic Expectations

  • A copy of the current Andrews University course syllabus will be provided to the high school teacher.  The same elements are to be included in the high school syllabus.  The final syllabus must be approved by the Andrews coordinating professor.
  • Textbooks and materials required for the Andrews University course shall also be required for the course taught at the high school.
  • The high school teacher will initiate an orientation conversation with and welcome a site visit from the Andrews coordinating professor. The purpose of a site visit is to review teaching strategies, the learning environment and assessment practice.
  • The high school shall ensure that the library and technology resources available to the student adequately support the college-level course. Andrews University librarians are available to advise regarding free library databases available to schools to enhance the curriculum.
  • The approved high school teacher will submit grades online within 10 days after the last high school term day.  If a course is to be taught over the full high school year, the instructor will be responsible for entering an Incomplete grade when Andrews University Fall semester grades are due.  Emails from Records will notify of grade entry periods.
  • The concurrent enrollment partnership will be reviewed annually; a school (re)application is to be submitted each year. 

Service Support