You knew the first day of college would
come — but not during high school.
|UA Early College offers college credit to America's High School Students. Call 1-877-823-8759 for information on current tuition and your eligibility to receive a partial tuition scholarship.
How does my student enter Early College?
Apply to UA Early College
Applicants will receive email and/or phone contact from UA Early College once their application materials are received. Students who are admitted to Early College move on to Step 2.
Participate in a Gateway Session
The Gateway Session marks the beginning of your first Early College course, UAEC 200: Gateway Academic Potential and is offered on the UA Campus or online. After participating in this session, you will complete the UAEC 200 course over the following 4 weeks. Once you have successfully completed and passed UAEC 200, you will receive two hours of college credit, and move on to Step 3.
Early College General Education Courses ("core curriculum")
- Offered online year-round (fall, spring and summer)
- Available 24/7
- Taught by SACS-accredited instructors
- Transcripted as regular UA freshman- and sophomore-level course credit
- Also available on campus during summer term
Early College students may continue taking courses through the summer after high school graduation.
Plus, student-centered instructors, peer coaches, and a staff support team surround Early College students and parents with a strong support network. Students also have full access to University resources and technical support.
VIDEOSOpportunities of online learning
UA Peer Coaches serve as mentors to Early College students. A high degree of student and faculty interaction plus chat rooms help students stay connected.