Early Start Program

Early Start Program

If so, consider the Early Start Program here at Indiana University Northwest.  Qualified college-bound high school juniors and seniors may take certain college courses while still working toward a high school diploma. The Early Start program offers two special advantages:

  1. It gives you a chance to adjust to the expectations and requirements of college-level course work.
  2. It offers you an opportunity to earn credits toward a college degree. You could be hours ahead before you finish high school!

The classes for the Early Start program are held on campus at IU Northwest! This meaning you can learn from college professors, interact with college students, and don’t miss the fun activities on a diverse and thriving campus!


  • Junior or senior class status in high school
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA out of a 4.0 scale in high school classes completed
  • Possess a positive recommendation from high school principal (or designee)
  • Consent from parent or guardian.

Ready to Get Started?

  1. Complete the IU Northwest Dual Enrollment Application
  2. Submit an official copy you high school transcripts via email to nwdual@iun.edu
  3. Submit a letter(s) of recommendation from your high school official via email to nwdual@iun.edu

Ready, Set, Go…

Apply to the Program Now

NOTE:  Course fees will vary depending on the number of credit hours you take, and although non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid, the university accepts payment by cash, check, credit card, or debits from your checking or savings account.