January 18, 2011

Early Start Offered Free to Low-Income High Schoolers

Fort Wayne, Ind.—Indiana Tech’s popular Early Start program will be free to high school students who receive free or reduced lunches beginning January 2011.

The Early Start program allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses. Tuition is typically discounted to $75 per credit ($225 for a 3-credit course) with textbook rental included in tuition. Waiving the tuition completely for students in the free and reduced lunch program will allow more students from low income families to take advantage of Early Start.

High schools students enrolled at Indiana Tech through Early Start enjoy several benefits including:

  • Gaining exposure to the college classroom environment
  • Getting a head start on college by earning credits that can be applied to an Indiana Tech degree program or transferred to another university
  • Satisfying one of the requirements for a Core 40 with Academic Honors high school diploma
  • Earning a tuition credit up to $3,000 if they enroll in a degree program at Indiana Tech after high school graduation.

Early Start students can enroll in any courses offered in the university’s traditional program as long as they meet the prerequisites. The most popular courses for Early Start are freshman level courses such as English Composition I, Introduction to Computer Science, College Algebra, Introduction to Psychology, and Fundamentals of Chemistry.

To qualify for the Early Start Program, high school juniors and seniors must have at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Eligible students may take up to 9 credits per semester, with a limit of 30 credits total.

For more information on Early Start, click here or call the admissions office at 800.937.2448 ext. 2205.


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