Early College

Start College Early

Get a head start on college! If you are a qualified, motivated junior or senior in high school, you can take 100- and 200-level courses at IUPUC before you graduate. By participating in our Early College Program, you can earn IU credit towards a degree from IUPUC, another IU campus, or another institution.

The courses in our program are different than ACP or AP in that courses are taught on the IUPUC campus, and not at the high school. For this reason, students who do not live within close proximity to the campus may not be able to participate in this program due to class time offerings, high school schedules, and commute time. 

As a prospective early college student, your contact is Diana Montes. Contact her with any of your questions.

Get ahead in college


It can help you jump-start your college career which gives you more time for opportunties like double-majoring, minoring, graduating early, participating in study abroad, working part-time, and/or doing research!

Be a real college student


By being part of our Early College Program you're given the advantage of experiencing a college campus before other high school students. It is even more advantageous when students plan to attend IUPUC after graduating.

Take the courses you want


Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon and evening to fit your high school schedule. We offer more college classes than your high school, so you can take the classes that interests you most at a time that works best for you.

How to Apply

The information below walks you through everything you should know in order to successfully apply for admission to IUPUC.

It's important to understand the academic requirements of the Early College program prior to submitting an application.

Acceptance is based on your academic motivation and ability, years completed in high school, and high school success.

  • You should be enrolled in the Core 40 curriculum or above.
  • If you are a junior, you should rank in the upper 20 percent of your class; if you are a senior, you should rank in the upper 30 percent of your class.
  • In addition, you should have a PSAT score of 95 or above, a SAT score of 1060 combined evidence-based reading,writing, and math, or above, or an ACT composite score of 21 or higher.

Applications for the Early College Program are available through school counselors at your high school.

You should apply several weeks before the beginning of the IUPUC semester you plan on attending.

  • Applications for the fall semester should be received by June 1.
  • Applications for the spring semester should be received by November 1.

Your application must be signed by your high school counselor or principal and mailed to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. Students who need a digital or paper copy of the application may contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. A high school transcript and test scores must be submitted with the application. Home-schooled students are also encouraged to apply.

Our mailing address is:

ATTN: Early College Program
4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Here are a couple things you can do while you wait for an admissions decision! 

1. Make changes to your application

To make changes to your submitted application, please email dmontes@iupuc.edu and the changes you need made. An admissions staff member will respond with any additional steps we need you to take.

2. Check the status of your application

If you would like to get a status update of your application, please call the Office of Admissions at (812) 348-7317 or email dmontes@iupuc.edu.

3. Apply for our scholarship

The Early College Scholarship Application is available through your school counselor. You may be awarded a $600 scholarship if you submit an Early College Scholarship Application, have exceptional class rank and test scores (PSAT, SAT or ACT), and a minimum of 3.0 high school cumulative GPA. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need, and available funds.

You may apply for a scholarship every fall and spring semester in which you are enrolled. Only one scholarship is awarded per student per year. Otherwise, the tuition for Early College courses follow Indiana University rates and fees.

4. Meet your Early College Advisor

To get all your questions answered and to learn more about IUPUC, we recommend you schedule a time to meet with your admissions counselor, Diana Montes.

5. Review course listings

To know what classes Early College students typically take, look at our list.

6. Cancel your application

If you wish to cancel your application for any reason, please call the Office of Admissions at (812) 348-7390 or email admissions@iupuc.edu and include your name and date of birth. 

If you have already registered for courses and no longer wish to attend IUPUC, you will need to follow the steps on the Office of Registrar’s website to withdraw and avoid any fees or tuition charges.