Start Point: Discover Your Career PathWaldorf is committed to allowing high school students the same experience and level of instruction, resources, and rigor that our traditional student body receives so they will be well prepared for campus life and the level of academic study college provides. Students who wish to enroll in Waldorf University online courses before they graduate need to comply with the following guidelines and expectations. High school students would attend online classes with other Waldorf students. Classes are taught by Waldorf faculty.

Note: High school students who have already been admitted to Waldorf as college students are exempt from most of these guidelines. Check with Admissions for information about whether they apply in specific situations.

Credits and Costs

Waldorf’s online courses are three credit hours and tuition is $250 per course. For students under 18, parents must provide a signed statement of their intentions to pay for the courses. Online courses may utilize the loan-a-book program or e-books when they are available.


The courses will transfer into Waldorf degree programs and high school students who take online classes at Waldorf will be eligible for freshman residential scholarships.

Waldorf is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). High school students are responsible for transferring courses back to their high school as part of any request for credit at those institutions.

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be at least 15 years of age and have completed sophomore year of high school with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in classes at both high school and Waldorf University while enrolled in Waldorf classes. Students will be responsible for sending semester, quarter or final report cards from their high schools.
  • Must submit a recommendation from an administrator, academic advisor or counselor at their high school.
  • Must submit a copy of their current high school transcript. When students are home schooled, the student’s parents can self-report the student’s GPA via a documented letter to the Registrar or Director of Admissions.
  • Students may take one course each term.

Test Drive Opportunity

After high school students have successfully completed two general education courses from Waldorf University they may enroll in any of the entry level core required courses to our many degree programs. This opportunity allows students to learn about a degree field that they are interested in while continuing to earn college credit. Such courses include but are not limited to: Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Terrorism, Introduction to Fire Prevention, and Graphic Core.

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Management
  • Health Care Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resource Management
  • Occupational Safety
  • Psychology
Waldorf University Course Options for High School Students
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
ART 1010 Art Appreciation 3
ART 1020 Art Appreciation II 3
BIO 1030 Principles of Biology 3
BUS 2010 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 2026 Organizational Communication 3
BUS 2201 Principles of Accounting 3
BUS 3201 Principles of Marketing 3
COM 1010 Graphic Core 3
COM 1020 Digital Core 3
COM 1030 Mass Communications and Society 3
COM 1040 News Gathering and Reporting 3
CRJ 2000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 2001 Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement 3
CRJ 2050 Introduction to Terrorism 3
CRJ 2200 Theory and Practice of Corrections 3
ECO 2401 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EMG 2000 Introduction to Emergency Management 3
ENG 1010 English Composition I 3
ENG 1020 English Composition II 3
ENG 2000 American Literature I 3
ENG 2010 American Literature II 3
FRE 1010 Elementary French 3
FSC 2010 Introduction to Fire Protection Strategies 3
FSC 3345 Introduction to Fire Prevention 3
HCM 1301 Medical Terminology 3
HCM 3002 Introduction to Health Care Management 3
HIS 1110 American History I 3
HIS 1120 American History II 3
HIS 1200 Medieval World 3
HIS 1610 Modern World 3
HIS 1710 Contemporary World 3
HUM 1020 Critical Thinking 3
MTH 1010 General Education Mathematics for Online Students 3
MUS 1010 Introduction to Music Appreciation 3
OSH 3001 Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health 3
PHY 1010 Earth Science 3
PHY 1510 Physical Science 3
POL 1010 American Government 3
POL 2000 Introduction to Political Science 3
POL 2010 American, State, and Local Politics 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
REL 2050 Contemporary Ethical Issues 3
REL 2350 Philosophies of World Religions 3
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 2010 Survey of Global Societies and Cultural Geography 3
SPC 1010 Speech Communications 3
SPN 1010 Introduction to Spanish 3
THR 1010 Introduction to Theatre 3