The Early College Program offers dual-credit courses (courses earning both high school and college credit) to high school students at their high school or career center. Students enrolled in dual-credit courses can take advantage of learning college processes and procedures, acclimating themselves to college and course rigor, as well as saving themselves time and money.

Requirements to Participate:

1. Students must meet all minimum placement scores and/or course prerequisite requirements established for enrollment in Vincennes University dual credit courses. Accepted scores include:

  • ACT
  • PSAT (reading and writing scores only)
  • SAT 
  • Vincennes University's World Languages Placement Test

2. Students must apply to Vincennes University as an Early College Student. 


Cost of Program:

Classes taught by an approved high school instructor are $25/credit hour.

Classes taught by a Vincennes University adjunct are $75/credit hour. 

Classes offered online are $75/credit hour. 

Fee waivers are available for select Career and Technical Education courses. 

Fee waivers are available for students who qualify under the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. 


Experiencing college-level coursework while still in high school.

Easier transition into a college or university environment.

Earlier degree completion, lowering the overall expense of college.

Taking courses from Vincennes University that are not offered at a high school.

Transferring Vincennes University courses to other colleges and universities.


High school students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Scholarships for dual credit courses are limited in number (based on financial need).

All courses taken and grades earned in Vincennes University courses are recorded on a permanent college transcript.

Instructors teaching college-level material have greater expectations of students enrolled.

College courses require more time and commitment than high school courses.

Academic Integrity:

Academic integrity is expected of all students. Academic dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, is unacceptable.

CHEATING is using or attempting to use materials, information or study aids that are not permitted by the instructor in examinations or other academic work.

PLAGIARISM is representing another person's words, ideas, data or work as one's own.



The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants privacy rights to any student enrolled in a college-level course, regardless of their age. Vincennes University will obtain written consent from students before disclosing any non-directory information from their educational records. Students wishing to restrict release of directory information should submit a Non-Disclosure Declaration to the university.