Start College Early. Really Early.
If you are a high school junior or senior you can apply for the Early Start program at Indiana Tech and start earning college credit now. The credits you earn in the Early Start program can be applied toward a degree at Indiana Tech or other accredited colleges or universities.
What are the benefits?
As a high school junior or senior, you will receive a discounted tuition rate of $75 per credit hour. Most courses are 3 credits, a total of $225. This includes your book rental fee. If you continue your degree program at Indiana Tech after high school graduation, you will receive tuition credit in addition to any scholarships for which you may be eligible. The tuition credit is $500 per course for up to six courses that were completed with a C grade or better while in high school.
As an Early Start student you can take up to 30 credit hours worth of classes with a limit of 9 credit hours per semester (roughly 3 classes). One important note, as an Early Start student you are able to take any class offered in our Traditional Day program as long as you meet the prerequisites.
Are there scholarships?
Students who qualify for free and reduced-lunch programs may be eligible for a scholarship to cover Early Start tuition. You will need to complete the Early Start Waiver Form and have it signed by your guidance counselor/ principal and a parent/guardian. Contact the admissions office at 260.422.5561 ext. 2205 for more information.
How do I get started?
To qualify for the Early Start program you must be a junior or senior in high school with at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. You will also need to do the following:
- Apply online
- Turn in your official high school transcript
- Turn in your SAT or ACT scores (if you have taken either test)
Once completed, please mail all documents to:
Office of Day Admissions
Early Start Program
1600 E. Washington Blvd.
Ft. Wayne, IN 46803