Running Start/Early Admission Program

This is content from the Catalog 2019–2020 back issue. Please visit the current catalog for current information.

The Running Start/Early Admission Program is intended to encourage highly motivated and academically talented high school juniors or seniors to advance in their schooling by supplementing their regular high school work with selected college courses. Interested applicants must comply with the regular admissions application process. After consultation with their high school counselor and the University Admissions staff, qualified candidates may be admitted on a part-time, non-degree status. Continuation in the Early Admission Program depends upon the maintenance of a 2.0 grade point average at the University and approval of the University in consultation with the high school counselor. Federal financial aid is not available for Running Start/Early Admission students.

A student seeking Running Start/Early Admission should submit the following items to the Admissions Office:

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

Students planning on attending a second or subsequent semester must re-apply by submitting:

  • an application for admission;
  • a new letter of recommendation from the principal, teacher, or the 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.