The Early Entry program allows students to take general education or introductory-level (100 or 200 level) CSC courses while still in high school. Students must be either a JUNIOR or SENIOR, have the permission of parent/guardian, recommendation from a high school official AND must meet at least ONE of the following academic requirements:
- 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 90% cumulative GPA in high school OR
- ACT composite score of at least 20 or equivalent OR
- ACT sub-score of 20 in the area related to the course OR
- Rank in upper 1/3 of high school class
PLEASE NOTE: Early Entry courses are billed at the current and standard on-campus or online course rate. There is no discount.
How to Apply and Get Started
Make sure to review, READ and complete each step outlined below:
- Read the DISCLAIMERS below prior to requesting enrollment.
- NEW* Students: please complete the Early-Entry admissions application by clicking the button below.*You are NEW If this is your first time taking courses at CSC.
- If you completed an application as an incoming freshmen for Fall, you will still need to complete an Early-Entry (Non-Degree Seeking) application.
- NEW and RETURNING students: Complete the Early Entry Enrollment Request Form (click here) along with your High School Counselor or Principal.
- Use the Class Search function to see what is available by term or contact the Office of Market Development for assistance.
- Check your EagleMail. You will be sent an Enrollment Confirmation once our office has processed your enrollment. You should check EagleMail at least once a week.
- Read and understand the add, drop and withdraw dates for each term/session.
- Check with the bookstore to see if/which text is required for your course. Reserve your book(s) online. Keep your receipt in case you need to make an exchange.
- Attend class.
- Make payment for your course(s) by the end of the second week of the term or session.
Contact the Office of Market Development for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org
CSC Early Entry courses are billed at the current and standard on-campus or online course rate. There is no discount.
Students taking Early Entry courses are held to the same regulations as any other CSC student--this includes add, drop and withdraw deadlines and payment deadlines. Students and parents should review these deadlines in advance:
ACADEMIC CALENDAR (add/drop/withdraw deadlines) | PAYMENT DEADLINES
ACE Scholarship funding is not guaranteed. If the student has applied for the ACE scholarship but is not approved or granted ACE funding, the student/parent is responsible for the FULL payment of the course. It is best to apply early, however decisions about funding are often not made until after the 100% drop/refund period has expired. Please keep this in mind when you enroll.
Students who receive one or more of the following benefits may be eligible to receive scholarship funding toward the cost of their Early Entry tuition through the Access College Early (ACE) program.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Free/Reduced Price Lunch Program
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Other Extreme Hardship
Students should work with their HS counselor to complete the application and submit required supporting documentation. Check with your HS Counselor for details or click here: Access College Early (ACE) program.