What is early college credit?

Early College Credit is when a high school student takes courses at SAGU that will credit toward a college degree AND a high school diploma.

What courses can an early college credit student take?

Early college credit students can take most basic courses, but it really depends upon which courses the high school will accept. When it becomes time to course select, an early college credit student will be working closely with SAGU and their high school to determine which courses will work.

Students not seeking early college credit may still take courses through the Early College Credit program as long as they are currently enrolled in high school.  Many students take courses which serve as early college credit while taking additional courses which only meet college degree requirements.

When can an early college credit student start to take classes?

Students completing the equivalent of the Sophomore year of high school may begin taking early college credit courses with SAGU.

How many hours of credit can an early college credit student take?

Students may take up to 6 hours the summer following the Sophomore year and may continue taking 6 hours each semester through the summer immediately following the Senior year.  This means a student could earn up to 42 hours of credit and be considered a college Sophomore prior to coming to SAGU on-campus.

What do I have to do to become an early college credit student?

Will I need to come on-campus at SAGU to take courses?

No. Courses are offered online.

How does my high school know I completed the course when I’m finished?

Once your course is complete and grades are posted, you may request that a copy of your SAGU transcript be sent to your high school.

What financial aid is offered to early college credit students?

Early college credit students do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid, however SAGU offers early college credit at a reduced rate of $100 per credit hour. In addition, a discount to dependents of nationally appointed Assemblies of God missionaries is also available. For information on this discount, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 888-YES-SAGU

Will I need to reapply if I decide to come on-campus to SAGU after I graduate from high school?

You will only need to reapply if your initial application is over one year old. You will, however, need to complete the on-campus admissions process if you choose SAGU as your college.

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