Early College Program

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Welcome to UNA Early College! The program offers excellent opportunities for high school juniors and seniors who aspire to earn college credit while still in high school. Early College students are eligible to take 100-200 level courses. There are a wide variety of courses that are appealing to students' future educational and career interests.

  • Application deadline for summer semester: JUNE 1
  • Priority application deadline for fall semester: APRIL 15
  • Priority application deadline for spring semester: NOVEMBER 15

UNA Early College applicants with admission credentials received after the deadline will be considered for registration on a case-by-case basis!

Fall 2020 Course Offerings

The below online courses have been designed specifically for Early College students:

CRN Course Number Title Instructor
16369 AR 170 Art Appreciation Duvall
16490 BI 101 Introductory Biology Kasl
16474 EN 111 First-Year Composition I Todd
16475 EN 112 First-Year Composition II Todd
16410 HI 201 United States History to 1877 Armstrong
16505 MA 100 Intermediate Algebra Jackson
11076 MU 222 Music Appreciation Windt
16509 PS 241 Introduction to US Government Aguado

Application Process:

  • Complete the online application for admission and submit the $35.00 application fee. Click here to apply now!

  • Request an official high school transcript to be sent to the Office of Admissions.

  • Send official ACT or SAT scores to the Office of Admissions. Students cannot request a Math or an English class without a sufficient ACT or SAT sub-scores.

  • Complete the Early College Registration Form here. The Approval Form must be submitted prior to registration for courses.
    • Please click here to see an example of the Early College Approval Form. 

**UNA Early College students who wish to re-enroll after an absence of one or more fall or spring semesters must reapply by submitting the Undergraduate Application and official high school transcript. The $35 application fee is not required for previously enrolled students.**

Requirements for Admission:

High school juniors and seniors who rank above average in academic achievement and who meet the specified general aptitude and academic competency requirements as listed below may be granted admission to the Early College Program, upon the written recommendation of their principals or guidance counselors.

General Aptitude:

  • Applicants must demonstrate academic competency by achieving a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale) on all unweighted high school work.


  • High school “B” average to be eligible for initial enrollment in the UNA Early College program.
  • “C” average on UNA courses for continued participation in the UNA Early College program.
  • Course requirements (specific ACT scores, high school courses, etc.) as listed in the current undergraduate catalog.
  • Students must also meet all course prerequisite requirements.
  • Exceptions must be approved by the chair of the department where the course is housed, the dean of the college, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Once admitted, make sure to complete the following:

  1. Pay your bill online through your UNA Portal account. Click here for payment instructions.
  2. Get your student ID at the Mane Card office located on the first floor of the Commons.
  3. Register your vehicle online, and pick up your parking decal from Transportation Services located on the first floor of the GUC (next to the elevators). Click here to view designated parking zones.
  4. Familiarize yourself with class times and locations. Click here for a campus map.