A high school student who wishes to attend college on a full-time basis prior to receiving a high school diploma must be admitted under the Early College Program policy. The applicant must show strong academic preparation and personal maturity as exhibited by the high school transcript, placement test scores, and a personal interview to qualify for the Early College Program.

Any questions regarding the Early College Program can be directed to Ryan Korn, Director of Secondary School Services, Programs and Partnerships, at rkorn@harrisburgu.edu.


Early College Program Requirements

The Early College Program admission process requires the applicant to:

  • complete the early college program application;
  • provide documentation as requested by the University for eligibility to the Early College Program
  • submit an official high school transcript showing a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale;
  • successfully complete the placement examination administered by the University.
  • submit written approval from the school district or diploma program describing the remaining courses required for high school graduation; and
  • schedule an interview for admission;

Early College Program Policies

Participation in the Early College Program is contingent upon results of the placement test and the availability of the course(s) in which the applicant plans to enroll.

Early College Program students are eligible for merit-based scholarships only.  Students must maintain at least 12 semester hours per semester in order to remain in the Early College Program.

Early College Program students must review and adhere to all other undergraduate policies and procedures; therefore you must review the Undergraduate Catalog as a part of your enrollment in the Program.