Concurrent Academic Progress Program

Concurrent Academic Progress Program

Lakeland University’s Concurrent Academic Progress Program (CAPP) allows high schools to offer students college-level courses through Lakeland University. Through CAPP, students will gain valuable academic experiences and earn college credits. These credits can apply to any major at Lakeland University or any college that honors Lakeland University transfer credits according to their policies.

CAPP courses offer multiple benefits including:

  • Convenient and efficient means for high school students to earn college credit while simultaneously earning high school credit
  • Students can complete college coursework prior to high school graduation saving students time and money
  • Tuition for CAPP courses is less than most students pay at institutions of higher education
  • Students may earn college credit for professional paid work experiences through Lakeland’s cooperative education program (Co-op)
  • Scholarships are available for students who enroll in Co-op coursework
  • All Co-op credits are guaranteed to apply to a Lakeland University degree
  • Students are provided with the opportunity to experience academic success at the collegiate level
  • Instructors and students have access to Lakeland University resources
  • Qualified instructors gain experience teaching a college course

For more information please contact us at 920-565-1022 or admissions@lakeland.edu!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • CAPP is an accredited program offered to high schools by Lakeland University.
  • CAPP classes are pre-qualified and allow high schools to offer Lakeland University credit and high school credit for the same class.
  • This program helps encourage high school students to begin thinking about college.
  • A student's first college credits are earned under the guidance of high school teachers.
  • Since a college grade and credit is earned, students are motivated to do their best work.
  • Complete our online CAPP registration form below.
  • The deadline for fall registration is October 15.
  • The deadline for spring registration is March 1.
  • High schools will work with students to determine student readiness. Typically, CAPP courses are taken by high school juniors or seniors; however, academically-prepared freshman and sophomores may enroll. Generally, Lakeland has observed that students who have an overall unweighted GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or can demonstrate competency in the discipline of the dual credit course have proven to be successful.
    • The benefit of a college grade and credit motivates students to work diligently in class.
    • The CAPP experience helps prepare students for college coursework.
    • The student's final grade reflects achievement on each exam and assignment and is recorded on a Lakeland University transcript.
    • CAPP offers college credit courses at a reduced price. Three- and four-credit classes are available.
    • Credits are transferrable. Most colleges will accept CAPP credits because Lakeland University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
    • Students can get a jump on college during high school.
    • Students can earn as many CAPP credits as offered by their high school.
    • Final CAPP course grades are determined by results on exams and assignments throughout the semester. Final letter grades are recorded on a Lakeland University transcript.
    • AP courses only earn college credit through the final exam. No letter grades are recorded.
    • Teachers or principals should contact us at 920-565-1022 or admissions@lakeland.edu!

    Register for CAPP

    Complete the form below:

    Student Information

    High schools will work with students to determine student readiness. Typically, CAPP courses are taken by high school juniors or seniors; however, academically-prepared freshman and sophomores may enroll. Generally, Lakeland has observed that students who have an overall unweighted GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or can demonstrate competency in the discipline of the dual credit course have proven to be successful.

    CAPP students are considered students of Lakeland University and must apply to Lakeland. To apply, students will complete a non-degree seeking undergraduate application:

    https://lakeland.edu/apply

    To register for fall classes, registration must be completed by October 1 for fall courses and March 1 for spring courses. Registration for year-long courses must be complete by October 1. Payment at the time of registration is due by credit card. Students may not register after the published deadlines due to institutional reporting deadlines.

    Tuition is $90.00 per credit hour. Most courses offered are three college credits, or $270.00.

    Scholarships are available for students enrolling in EXP 100, EXP 300, EXP 301, or EXP 390. Scholarships are granted based upon the student’s application. Students taking EXP coursework will be able to apply at the time of registration. Students receiving a scholarship will be expected to visit Lakeland University once during the academic year in which they received tuition assistance for a campus visit including a financial aid workshop.

    Payment at the time of registration is due by credit card.

    All credits earned in Lakeland’s CAPP program can be applied to any major at Lakeland University, including Cooperative Education Credits. Most institutions will accept CAPP credits because Lakeland University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, however institutions other than Lakeland will evaluate transfer credits according to its own criteria. At times, the acceptance of transfer credits is based not only on the practices of the institution, but of the specific program the student is pursuing. Lakeland University recommends that students contact the institution(s) to which they hope to transfer credits to learn more about the institution’s policies. Lakeland University further advises CAPP students to keep the course syllabus for each CAPP course which includes the course description and learning outcomes. Note: Cooperative Education courses are unique to Lakeland University and therefore may be less likely to transfer to other institutions. Students are advised to consult institutions they hope to which they hope to transfer these credits to learn if they will be accepted.

    Letter grades are earned in CAPP courses and will be recorded on a Lakeland University transcript.

    A93.0%to100.0%
    AB90.0%to92.9%
    B84.0%to89.9%
    BC80.0%to83.9%
    C74.0%to79.9%
    CD70.0%to73.9%
    D64.0%to69.9%
    F
    <64.0%

    Students may drop courses in accordance with the published add/drop deadline schedule each term. Course drop deadlines can be found on the academic calendar published here: https://lakeland.edu/course-schedules. Students are responsible for dropping courses within the stated deadlines. A student receives no grade for a dropped course.

    A student who wishes to withdraw from a CAPP course must do so in accordance with the withdrawal dates published for each term. Course withdrawal dates can be found on the academic calendar published here: https://lakeland.edu/course-schedules

    To withdraw from a CAPP course, students must complete the withdraw form.

    A student who withdraws from a course prior to the published final withdraw date in a term receives a grade of W. Students who withdraw after the published withdraw date for the term receive a grade of F

    Students may order official Lakeland University transcripts through Lakeland University’s website using the following steps:

      1. Visit to https://lakeland.edu/admissions/registrars-office.
      2. Click "Request Transcripts."
      3. Enter "Lakeland University" in the search area.
      4. Complete and submit the information at the Transcript Ordering Center.

    Note: If technical problems are experienced, students may contact The National Student Clearinghouse (who issues the transcript) at 703-742-4200 or access their help site: https://mystudentcenter.org/transcripts/.

    All students enrolled in a CAPP course will have the same access as other undergraduate students to library materials and databases available at the main campus library. Students will receive a username and password from their on-site CAPP coordinator to access library materials both online and in-person.

    All faculty teaching CAPP courses have the same access to library materials and databased at the main campus library as traditional Lakeland University faculty. Faculty teaching a CAPP course will receive a username and password from their on-site CAPP coordinator to access library materials both online and in-person.

    The privacy of the educational records of CAPP students are protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Students are able to grant access to entities besides themselves, such as a parent, to their academic, financial, or student life records. Students my grant access by completing an authorization form found here: https://lakeland.edu/perch/resources/ferpa-121213.pdf. This information is also located on the CAPP student information page found here: https://lakeland.edu/concurrent-academic-progress-program

    High School Information

    This form establishes an ongoing relationship between Lakeland University and the signing high school. This form is completed at the outset of a high school and Lakeland University beginning to offer CAPP coursework. It is renewed annually.

    This form may be completed by the high school’s principal or other designated administrative official.

    Please see information and the sign-up form for more details.

    Each semester, the on-site CAPP coordinator or designated high school employee will complete a CAPP Course Scheduling form to add a CAPP course to the course offerings for a given term. This form can be completed by the high school’s on-site CAPP coordinator or other designated high school employee. Please be prepared to enter the name of the high school adding a CAPP course, instructor name and e-mail, course title at the high school and Lakeland, high school and Lakeland course code, academic year and term, start date, end date. You will also be asked to upload a copy of the course syllabus.

    To add a course, this form should be completed by August 15th for fall and year-long courses and January 15th for spring courses.

    Please see information and the sign-up form for more details.

    Every new CAPP course offering must be reviewed and approved. The CAPP Course Approval form documents that Lakeland University has approved the course and has vetted faculty qualifications, credit hour requirements, and alignment of course objectives. This form can be completed by the CAPP on-site coordinator or other designated high school employee. Please be prepared to enter course information including course number, course credits, course schedule, course instructor, and course syllabus including course objectives.

    NOTE: Instructors must be approved by Lakeland University. To be approved, instructors must submit their CV HERE and send their transcripts to Lakeland University, Department of Human Resources, W3718 South Drive, Plymouth, WI 53073.

    Please see information and the sign-up form for more details.

    Instructors must be approved by Lakeland University. To be approved, instructors must submit their CV using this form
    and send their transcripts to Lakeland University, Department of Human Resources, W3718 South Drive, Plymouth, WI 53073.

    Please see information and the sign-up form for more details.