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Dual Enrollment Programs

Dual Enrollment Programs


The University of Providence’s Argo Connect and dual credit programs are crucial in helping to increase the educational options and opportunities for currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors. Not only do these programs provide students with a unique opportunity to earn credit at the secondary and postsecondary levels simultaneously – they provide students with an early glimpse of college life; including courseload, deadlines, structure, and more.


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Learn More: Dual Enrollment Options at UP

Argo Connect

How Argo Connect Works

Argo Connect provides currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credits at the University of Providence. Students enroll in courses at UP under the Argo Connect program through the summer semester following their high school graduation, taking no more than six (6) credits in a semester.

Requirements & Eligibility

Enrollees will be limited to enrollment in 100/200 level courses during their time in the Argo Connect Program and will be required to meet all pre-requisite requirements for selected courses before enrollment. In addition to these requirements, students must complete the following steps to enroll in the Argo Connect Program:

  1. Step 1: Sit down with a parent or legal guardian and complete the Argo Connect Application.The application will require an electronic signature from a parent or legal guardian.Step 2: Request your current or last school attended official high school transcript (or equivalent) be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the issuing school.

    Step 3: Connect with your high school counselor or designated teacher to ensure they complete the high school recommendation form.

    Step 4: An Admissions Counselor from the University of Providence will contact you within 24 – 48 hours to discuss your courses of interest and work with the University registrar to get you enrolled.

    Step 5:  Submit your in-full tuition payment ($65/Credit) to student accounts. Instructions will be provided after steps 1 – 4 are complete.

Students in the Argo Connect program will pay $65 per credit in addition to any associated program fees. All students will be required to pay tuition in full at the time of registration and will not be eligible to receive financial aid.

Admission & Questions

Students interested in applying to Argo Connect can fill out the Argo Connect Application, the first step in the process. During the process, students can view available courses by semester through Argo Express using the appropriate filtering criteria.

Any questions about the Argo Connect program can be directed to the Office of Admissions by calling 406-761-8210 or by email at admissions@uprovidence.edu.

Dual Credit

How Dual Credit Works

The dual credit option provides current high school students the opportunity to take high school courses that can then be applied as UP credit. Students enrolled in the dual credit program take and complete approved courses for credit at their high school. Current participating Great Falls, MT high schools include:

  • Great Falls Public High Schools
    • Great Falls High School
    • Charles M. Russell High School
  • Great Falls Central Catholic High School
Requirements & Eligibility

Once a course is accepted, the student pays $65 per credit hour, which will reflect on an official UP transcript. Students who transfer applicable credits to UP will not have to pay program fees. To earn credits that can be applied, students will be required to:

  • Complete an approved course at a participating school.
  • Submit a completed credit acceptance petition to the UP Argo Central
  • Provide an official high school transcript to the University of Providence
    • Must show completion of the course with an earned grade of C or higher.
  • Petition for credit acceptance within two (2) academic years of  HS graduation.


**Students who go on to attend the University of Providence will not be charged associated program fees for credits earned as part of the dual credit program.

Admission & Questions

Students who are interested in learning more about dual credit programs, including additional information on qualifications, eligible courses, and the application process, should seek information through their high school guidance offices.

Important Application Deadlines


Applications for Dual Enrollment programs coincide with the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences application deadlines.

Summer: April 9, 2024

Fall: August 16, 2024

Spring: December 22, 2024

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