High School Early Entry Program

Completing the Application Process

  • Complete and submit the Early Entry Application for Admission. Your application is free.
  • Request that an official academic transcript from your high school be sent to the Office of Admissions.
  • Receive notification from the Office of Admissions that you have been admitted.
 When navigating through the application, choose the following:
  • Apply to HU >> Undergraduate
  • Have you graduated HS? >> No
  • Are you applying for dual credit classes at HU? >> Yes

After You Have Been Admitted

  • Take Math Placement Test (if needed). If you have unmet mathematics requirements you must take the placement exam before you register for any math courses. Contact Erica Marshall at (260) 359-4290 in the Academic Center for Excellence to make arrangements.
  • Contact the Office of the Registrar to make arrangements to register for classes. Bring in Course Approval from your high school. Complete the appropriate forms from the Office of the Registrar and return them.
  • Register for classes

Apply for the Hometown Grant in your High School Senior Year

See the Huntington University Hometown Grant offerings.

We offer two types of Hometown Grant:

1.  For students from Huntington County who attend Huntington University after high school.

2.  For students from Huntington County who take Early Entry courses and enroll Huntington University after high school (this can be stacked with 1).

Apply for the Hometown Grant.

Choose from These Courses:

Note: CS11, MA115,MA151,MA171 require a Math Placement Test.

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AR 115 Introduction to Art
(2 credits - Fall, Spring)

This course is an introduction to the visual arts by bringing together art theory, practice and history. A Chicago field trip is required.

BI 111 Biology in the Modern World
(3 credits - Fall, Spring)

This course is a general survey of biological principles for non-science majors. Students will study ecology and environmental stewardship, origins, nutrition, structure and function of the human body, disease, genetics and biotechnology. Christian perspectives on these topics and applications to everyday life are emphasized.
Must be taken concurrently with BI 111L.

BI 111L Laboratory for Biology in the Modern World
(1 credit - Fall, Spring)

Laboratory exercises illustrate biological concepts and provide experience with techniques in biology. Includes field trips, field measurements and laboratory work.
Must be taken concurrently with BI 111.

CH 111 Chemistry and Contemporary Society
(3 credits - Fall, Spring)

This course is designed to assist the non-science major in using chemistry to help satisfy curiosity about how things work, to debate chemical issues directly affecting the well-being of humans and the environment and to articulate Christian perspectives on these issues. Applications include topics such as kitchen chemistry, environmental chemistry, medicinal chemistry and DNA technology.
Not counted in chemistry major. Must be taken concurrently with CH 111L.

CH 111L Laboratory for Chemistry and Contemporary Society
(1 credit - Fall, Spring)

This course introduces the student to basic methods of scientific investigation, solution chemistry, safety procedures in the chemical laboratory and critical analysis of results.
Must be taken concurrently with CH 111 unless consent given.

CO 215 Public Speaking
(3 credits - Fall, Spring)

An introduction to the principles of oral communication as applied to public speaking situations. Opportunities are provided for developing skills in composition, research, delivery and criticism of representative types of speeches.
Prerequisite: EN 121

CS 111 Introduction to Computer Science
(3 credits - Fall, Spring)

An introduction to fundamental computer concepts and terminology applicable for communication in today's world. Topics include historical perspective, computer architecture, operating systems, networking, impact of computing on society and current application areas, including spreadsheets, web page development and use of a programming language. Programming topics include input/output, loops, decision structures, arrays and method. Attention is given to good programming style and problem solving techniques for program design, coding, documentation, debugging and testing.
Prerequisite: MA 100A or MA 115 or placement

DM 115 Introduction to Digital Media Arts
(2 credits - Fall, Spring)

This course is a media literacy course rooted in the past century of live-action filmmaking, visual storytelling and frame-by-frame animation. Students will explore the works of twentieth-century authors, playwrights, poets and mythologists. Students will also examine the evolution of technology, content, style and establish viewpoints from the early part of the twentieth century through the current offerings posted daily on the internet. The goal of this class is to equip students with an understanding of the history and methods of visual language that will enable them to integrate their faith and values as they engage in the heavily saturated culture of media and to appreciate the potentially powerful impact of positive media.

EN 121 Academic Writing and Research
(3 credits - Fall, Spring)

Instruction in the fundamentals of good writing, the development of ideas and the mastery of research paper skills.
Students must enroll in EN 121 every semester until credit has been earned for the course.

EN 151 Perspectives on Literature
(3 credits - Fall, Spring)

A study of selected writing of the major authors of world literature. This course will include information on form, genre and literary history as reflected in national, regional and minority group literature. Emphasis will be placed on the development of interpretive skills as demonstrated through class discussion and writing.
Prerequisite: EN 121

EX 101 Wellness for Life
(2 credits - Fall, Spring, Summer)

An introduction to the lifelong pursuit of wellness. Students explore various areas that influence one's physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Topics include physical fitness, nutrition and weight control, impact of physical activity on cardiovascular health, relaxation and stress management and lifetime physical activity. This course will challenge students to take a holistic approach to integrating their faith and wellness throughout their lives. Engaging in physical activity is required for successful completion of this course. Students select approved activities to meet course goals.

HS 115 Historical Perspectives on Culture and Civilization I
(3 credits - Fall)

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of historical scholarship, or the "nuts and bolts" of doing history at an advanced level. Students examine and discuss key documents and themes in the history of Western civilization from the Ancient Near East to the Early Modern Period in Europe. Students explore problems in advanced historical investigation and become acquainted with the tools of historical analysis. Attention is given to Christian perspectives on historical development and progression.

HS 116 Historical Perspectives on Culture and Civilization II
(3 credits - Spring)

The course surveys key documents and themes in the history of Western civilization from the Early Modern Period in Europe to the very recent past in continuation of HS115.
Prerequisite: HS 115

HS 211 History of the United States I
(3 credits - Fall)

A survey of the origins, development and meaning of American history and heritage from the earliest European discovery and the birth of the United States to the Civil War and Reconstruction.

HS 212 History of the United States II
(3 credits - Spring)

A continuation of the survey of American history from the Reconstruction era to the present. Emphasis is given to the role of social, economic and political factors in understanding American development as well as to the role played by the United States in international life.

MA 115 Mathematics for Society and the Liberal Arts
(3 credits - Fall)

This course is a survey of mathematics and its applications in contemporary society. Topics will vary and are selected from among the following or from other subjects chosen by the instructor: graph theory, descriptive statistics, voting theory and social choice, information coding, symmetry and patterns, game theory, and financial mathematics.

MA 171 Calculus I
(4 credits - Fall)

This course is the first course of a three-semester calculus sequence. The core of the course is an introduction to differential calculus, including limits, continuity, the derivative, and applications of differentiation. Students will also be introduced to antiderivatives and essential concepts integration, including the fundamental theorem of calculus.
Prerequisite: MA 100D or placement

MI 285 Understanding the Christian Faith
(3 credits - Fall, Spring)

Contemporary beliefs and practices of the Christian faith will be examined in light of foundational biblical concepts and themes. Students will reflect upon the role of Scripture and biblical concepts that have historically defined the Christian faith, the differences in Christian heritage so as to value both the fundamental unity of Christianity as well as the diversity within Christianity and their personal experiences and assumptions about the faith in order to understand better what they believe about Christianity.

MU 115 Introduction to Music
(2 credits - Fall, Spring)

An introduction to appreciation of Western music concentrating on: basic terminology and instruments; the time periods of music history and their respective style characteristics; the parallels between poetry, literature, visual art and music; listening skills to encourage life-long learning; and a sociological understanding of how different cultures use music. An emphasis is placed on critical analysis and writing skills. Listening assignments and concert attendance are required.

PH 111 Physics and the Modern World
(3 credits - Fall, Spring)

The excitement of seeing the physics in the world around us makes this course appropriate for students majoring in humanities, social sciences and education. Principles studied in motion, light and waves are from classical physics (conceptual rather than mathematical), but students will be introduced to ideas from twentieth-century relativity, quantum physics and cosmology.
Must be taken concurrently with PH 111L.

PH 111L Laboratory for Physics and the Modern World
(1 credit - Fall, Spring)

Physical observations and measurements in experiments that relate to topics in the lecture course are assigned, some of which are done outside the laboratory as 'every-day world' physics.
Must be taken concurrently with PH 111.

PS 111 Public Policy
(3 credits - Spring)

A study of public policy - broadly defined - and public policy issues in the American context. Focusing on current and perennial questions of national concern, the course will examine issues involved in public policy formation, existing policies and proposals for reforming or changing those policies.

PY 111 Introduction to Psychology
(3 credits - Fall, Spring)

A survey of the principles, methods and findings in various areas of psychology. Specific topics include development, socialization, consciousness, personality, motivation and emotion, learning and memory, physiology, neuroscience, stress and coping, and psychopathy.

SN 111 Elementary Spanish I
(3 credits - Fall)

An audio-lingual approach with practice in pronunciation and conversation, with stress on elements of grammar and reading.

SO 111 Principles of Sociology
(3 credits - Fall, Spring)

Basic concepts, theories, methods and principles of sociology. Topics will include social institutions, the dynamics of change and the diverse behavior of people in different parts of the world.

SO 141 Cultural Anthropology
(3 credits - Spring Odd Years)

This course will focus on the perspectives and terminology of the field of cultural anthropology, including the development of culture, similarities and differences among various cultures and processes of change.

TH 115 Introduction to Theatre
(2 credits - Fall, Spring)

This course in theatre appreciation provides an introduction to the audience experience in theatre, including an emphasis on the history and traditions of theatre and the role of the theatre in our contemporary social context. Consideration is given to the important contributions of actor, designer, director and playwright. Attendance at theatrical productions required.

Special Tuition Rate and Scholarship

Students are limited to no more than 36 credit hours as a High School Early Entry student. High school early entry students may take summer online and regular semester classes on a space-available basis. 


  • Per semester tuition rate for up to nine (9) credit hours: $100 per credit hour.
  • Per semester tuition rate for over nine (9) credit hours: $368 per credit hour.
  • Parking fee, technology fee and activities fee are waived for students taking summer classes.

Fall and Spring 

  • Per semester tuition rate for up to nine (9) credit hours: $100 per credit hour. 
  • Per semester tuition rate for over nine (9) credit hours, up to but not including twelve (12) credit hours (9.5 to 11.5 credit hours): Regular part-time tuition rate per hour based on the 9 to 11.5 per hour rate. This rate is $738 per credit hour.

Hometown Grant

Students who take Early Entry courses will be eligible for these additional Hometown Grant amounts when they enroll as a freshman at HU:

Number of Early Entry CreditsAdditional Hometown Grant Dollars
3 to 6$500/year
7 to 12$1,000/year
13 to 18 1,500/year
19 or more$2,000/year
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  • Parking Fee: The parking fee for all students is $25 per semester. Early entry high school students may waive this fee if they do not plan to have a vehicle on  campus. 


  • Technology Fee: The technology fee must be paid and cannot be waived. The fee is based upon the number of credit hours a student is enrolled in for the semester: $49 (.5 - 3.5 credit hours); $98 (4 - 8.5 credit hours); $148 (9 - 11.5 credit hours)


  • Activities Fee: The activities fee will be waived for early entry high school students enrolled as part-time students (.5 through 11.5 credit hours). Should the early entry high school student enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours or more) the applicable activities fee will be charged. Part-time early entry high school students will be issued a temporary student ID card for each semester. The temporary ID card will not allow the student to participate in any of the general student activities on campus, however, the student will be able to use Richlyn Library.


  • Should the part-time early entry high school student desire to be eligible to participate in any general student activities, the student must pay the activities fee and a regular student ID card will be issued to the student. The activities fee charged will be based on the number of credit hours of enrollment.