Early college

Get a head start on college while still in high school

Early College credits can help you earn your bachelor’s degree as quickly as possible, pursue a second major or minor as part of your bachelor’s degree studies, and have more free time for internships, study abroad opportunities, or part-time employment while in college.

To accommodate your high school schedule, we offer morning, afternoon, and evening Early College classes during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

As an Early College student, you will work closely with an academic advisor to explore appropriate university courses. You'll also interact with and learn from our knowledgeable, expert faculty while enjoying the personal attention they provide.

Acceptance is based on your academic motivation and ability, years completed in high school, and high school success.

  • You should be enrolled in the Core 40 curriculum or above.
  • If you are a junior, you should rank in the upper 20 percent of your class; if you are a senior, you should rank in the upper 30 percent of your class.
  • In addition, you should have a PSAT score of 95 or above, a SAT score of 1060 combined evidence-based reading,writing, and math, or above, or an ACT composite score of 21 or higher.

Applications for the Early College Program are available through guidance counselors at your high school.

You should apply several weeks before the beginning of the IUPUC semester you plan on attending.

  • Applications for the fall semester should be received by June 1.
  • Applications for the spring semester should be received by November 1.

Your application must be signed by your high school guidance counselor or principal and mailed to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. Students who need a digital or paper copy of the application may contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. A high school transcript and test scores must be submitted with the application. Home-schooled students are also encouraged to apply.

The Early College Scholarship Application is available through your guidance counselor.

You may be awarded a $600 scholarship if you submit an Early College Scholarship Application, have exceptional class rank and test scores (PSAT, SAT or ACT), and a minimum of 3.0 high school cumulative GPA. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need, and available funds.

You may apply for a scholarship every fall and spring semester in which you are enrolled. Only one scholarship is awarded per student per year. Otherwise, the tuition for Early College courses follow Indiana University rates and fees.

Admitted students

Here are a few checklist items to begin your life-changing journey at IUPUC.