Choosing Your Concurrent Enrollment Courses

Before choosing your courses, you should know the answers to these questions:

  1. What are your academic goals? 

    It is important to know what you are working towards so that you know what classes will get you there!

  2. What kind of class are you registering for?

  • General Education course: courses required of all WSU student in order to fulfill different categories of General Education
  • Elective course: courses that may be taken to explore different areas of interest and may be able to be applied to major requirements.
  • Major course: courses that are required for a specific degree

3.  What is this course fulfilling?

Each course you take should meet one of the following:

  • Fulfill a WSU general education requirement
  • Count as a prerequisite or core class in your intended college major
  • Be a course you are interested in and want to explore further for a potential area of study after high school

4.  Do you have the time?

When scheduling classes, it is important to think about all of your commitments. Do you work? Are you involved in sports or other extra-curricular activities?  Consider the workload required for the courses you want to take, and make sure you have the time to meet the requirements to be successful. 

Remember: The grades you earn in these courses become part of your permanent college record!

5.  Do you meet the prerequisites?  

Some CE courses will have requirements set by either your school or WSU that you must fulfill prior to taking. Make sure that you have that requirement met, and that WSU has proof of it, prior to registering for your class.  

6.  How many classes should you take?

We recommend taking no more than 2-3 courses your first semester in Concurrent Enrollment as a way to test your academic preparedness. For all students, we recommend no more than 15 credit hours (5 courses) of CE coursework each semester. Please note: You are not allowed to take more than 20 semester credits and no more than 30 credits total throughout the school year.  

This list is not meant to replace advising. Make sure you are meeting with a Concurrent Enrollment advisor and your high school counselor.