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Chaminade’s Early College Program gives students a chance to discover and explore their passions and academic interests while getting a taste of college life. Students have the opportunity to get ahead and earn college credit through enriching institutes and college courses while interacting with Chaminade’s faculty.
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Chaminade’s Early College Program seeks to provide access to college education for a diverse group of high school students. We believe it will enhance their ability to grow as civic minded individuals, ready to make impactful contributions to their communities and professions. Early college students at Chaminade engage in interaction with faculty and fellow students in small classes, have access to academic advising, tutoring services and other student support services on campus. Students can earn college credit and may also be eligible for high school credit as well.
Early college students are better prepared for full-time college entry, college life and expectations. Students also tend to exhibit higher grade point averages, retention rates and graduation rates.
Eligibility and Next Steps
Qualified high school juniors and seniors may apply for admission to Chaminade University as a part of the Early College Program. After admittance, students may take credit courses as part of an associate’s degree path or courses for credit that will be used towards a degree at a later time.
Apply to the Early College Program at no fee. If admitted, you will be assigned a Chaminade student ID number.
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After admittance, with the help of your high school counselor, decide which Emerging Scholars program course(s) you would like to take. Please reach out to [email protected] if you need the registration approval form
With the help of your high school counselor, complete the College Course Enrollment Recommendation & Approval Form and have your counselor email the form to [email protected]. Records will enroll you in your courses.
Enrollment in a course depends on whether the course prerequisites have been met (e.g., English 101 before English 102). Students should speak with their high school counselor or the Chaminade Early College Advisor. Traditional on campus courses will be updated before each term and available courses will be posted online. High school students may take courses throughout the year in our Chaminade University Flex program, with registration beginning at the beginning of each month.
All student enrollment will generate a tuition and fee bill from our business office. Students will receive an eBill related to their course enrollment for any given term. Students are responsible for directly purchasing any required textbooks for their courses.
- Course Credit: $125 per one credit ($375 per three credit course)
- Technology Fee: $93 per course for online courses
- Additional Fees: there may be lab or studio fees for participation courses. Make sure to review the academic catalog for a complete listing of fees.
- Books: costs vary by course, students are responsible for book purchases. Books may be purchased through the Chaminade Campus Bookstore.
As an enrolled Chaminade student, you will earn university credit and build a transcript. Your work at Chaminade as an early college student will become part of your permanent college record. Your grades will be considered when you apply to universities in the future.
Students in the Early College Program are expected to fully participate in classes and are expected to do the same work as their undergraduate classmates.
Students can work through Flex online classes at their own pace, year-round. Students can take anywhere between six weeks and four months to complete a class. Classes that fall under these programs are available to high school students admitted into the Early College Program:
- Computer Information Systems
- Criminology and Criminal Justice