Running Start/Early Admission Program

The Running Start/Early Admission Program is intended to encourage highly motivated and academically talented high school students to supplement their regular high school work with selected college courses.

Applicants must comply with the regular admissions application process. After consultation with their high school counselor, qualified applicants should submit the following items to the Admissions Office:

  • an application for admission to the university;
  • a letter of recommendation or Dual Credit form from the principal, teacher, or school guidance counselor;
  • a recent official high school transcript and
  • scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) exam.

Applicants will be admitted on a part-time, non-degree status.

Once admitted, students must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Students participating in a second or subsequent semester of the Running Start/Early Admission Program must re-apply for admission by submitting:

  • an application for admission;
  • a new letter of recommendation or Dual Credit form from the principal, teacher, or school guidance counselor and
  • a new official high school transcript.

New test scores from the SAT or the ACT are not necessary unless the student has retaken the test and new scores are available.