Early College – pre-college courses for high school students
Through the Early College pre-college program, high school students can take college courses online through University of Northwestern for full credit at a discounted rate. We even loan you the books you need so there’s no extra cost to you!
Early College courses give you a convenient online format, allowing you to schedule your studies around other high school commitments. All you need is a computer, Internet access for streaming media and a desire to learn!
Early College Advantages
- Get a head start on your university degree by earning college credit while a junior or senior in high school.
- Courses are offered at an affordable rate ($239 per credit for 2013–14) and allow the possibility of graduating from college ahead of schedule.
- A student who begins Early College at the beginning of junior year could fulfill up to two years of college requirements and save thousands of dollars on future college tuition!
- Enjoy courses taught from a biblical worldview, through a variety of media such as course guides, video lectures, textbooks and other digital tools.
- Take courses from anywhere in the United States.
Early College Enrollment Process
- Download and complete the Early College Student Application.
- Send completed application, high school transcript and standardized test scores to University of Northwestern by the deadlines listed below.
- Watch your mailbox within two weeks for acceptance letter.
- Receive letter with access instructions and account information, including e-mail, for theROCK, Northwestern’s student info portal.
- Log-in to theROCK.unwsp.edu and register for courses.
- Receive book(s) and course materials a few weeks before class.
|Summer 2014||April 15, 2014||May 19, 2014|
|Fall 2014||July 15, 2014||August 27, 2014|
|Spring 2015||December 1, 2014||January 12, 2015|
Apply early to allow time to register for your preferred courses.
Note to Homeschooled Students
Did you know, many homeschooled students use Early College courses as their junior or senior year curriculum? You can speak to an admission counselor as early as your 10th grade year to start planning.
Northwestern is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (ncahlc.org, 312-263-0456)