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How Do I Apply to CAP?

Complete the following steps in order. 

  1.  RESEARCH Which Courses Will Benefit You
    Review the courses available at your high school
    Verify that you meet USI's course prerequisites
    Watch this video to learn how to research course utility both at USI and elsewhere (2020, 16:03)
    If interested in attending USI, request to meet with a USI advisor
    Optional: sample classroom presentation for students (2019, 13:08)

  2. COMPLETE Online CAP Course Selection Form - SPRING 2023 - NEW!
    Complete the online CAP Course Selection Form once for each USI course in which you hope to enroll this spring. (Prerequisites must be met.) 

  3. APPLY to CAP
    Create an account and complete a CAP application ONE TIME ONLY. Click the red "Apply to CAP" button above. Screenshots available here (revised 8/12/22). *Be sure to select the CAP application!* If you've ever completed a CAP course, you do not need to reapply. Go to Step 4!

    This video contains detailed directions to create an account and an online CAP application (12-2020, 22:24)

  4. REQUEST Your CAP Courses on the Permission Form; TURN IN by the Deadline
    You must complete all steps by the deadline to be eligible for USI dual credit. If you've been a CAP student before, you must still complete this step. 
    Fall 2022 enrollment ends Friday, September 2.
    Trimester 2 enrollment ends Friday, December 16.
    Spring 2023 enrollment ends Friday, January 20.

  5. PAY BILL
    Bills for fall courses will be mailed home in early October with full payment due October 25.
    Bills for spring courses will be mailed home in early March with full payment due March 25.  Bills for summer courses will be mailed home in early May 2 with full payment due May 17.
    Bills also will be sent to the USI eagles email account on or after the 10th of each month.

YOU ARE NOT SUCCESSFULLY ENROLLED IN CAP UNLESS ALL STEPS ARE COMPLETE AND SIGNED FORM IS RETURNED TO THE CAP OFFICE BY THE POSTED DEADLINE. ACCEPTANCE TO CAP IS CONTINGENT UPON QUALIFYING GPA AND QUALIFYING PRE-REQUISITES (WHEN APPLICABLE).

If you'd like to schedule a time to virtually meet with a CAP advisor, use the advising button at the top to contact us.