Early STEM Program

Early STEM Program for Current High School Students

The Anderson University Early STEM Program allows qualifying high school juniors and seniors – both from traditional schools and homeschool alternatives – to earn college credit prior to high school graduation by enrolling in first year engineeringchemistryphysics, or mathematics courses on AU’s campus.*

To qualify, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Qualify as a high school senior.
  2. Earn and maintain a minimum 3.0 high school GPA.
  3. Receive a recommendation from high school guidance counselor or equivalent.
  4. Score a minimum of 550 on the math SAT (or ACT equivalent).
  5. Agree to abide by the Lifestyle Statement at Anderson University

School of Science & Engineering faculty will review the application and notify the student of their decision. To participate in the Early STEM program, students must be accepted through the application process.

Application & Tuition

Tuition & Fees:

  • Students may take one Early STEM package or take individual classes at the reduced rate of $225 per credit hour.
  • Payment in full must be made in advance of registration.
  • Placement exams may be required for courses.

*The Early STEM Program is not available for online courses.

A complete application to the Early STEM Program must include:

  • Early STEM Program application. For spring 2019, the deadline is December 1, 2018.
  • Academic reference
  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • On-campus fall registration–Aug. 15. Spring registration–Jan. 6. and Jan. 7. Please note that classes are filled on a space-available basis.
Early STEM Application

Early Stem Program Packages

This year, we are offering packages in engineering, chemistry, physics, or mathematics to high school seniors.

For example, if a student is interested in engineering, they can take the first six (6) science and engineering courses in the Anderson University engineering curriculum. These 22 credits – General Chemistry I, General Physics I (calculus-based), Calculus I, Calculus II, Introduction to Engineering, and Introduction to Programming for Engineers.

The cost to the student is $225/credit hour. There are two ways to approach this program.

  1. Take individual classes.
  2. Select one of the following packages.
    If a student takes the early engineering package and is able to bring in any additional college credit, they may be able to graduate with an engineering degree in three years from AU.
Early Biology Package ($3,600) Early Engineering Package ($4,950)

Semester I ($1,800)
Foundations of Biology I
General Chemistry I 
Semester II ($1,800)
Foundations of Biology II
General Chemistry II

Semester I ($2,475)
General Chemistry I
Calculus I
Introduction to Engineering
Semester II ($2,475)
Calculus II
General Physics I
Computer Programming for Engineers

Early Computer Science Package ($1,800) Early Mathematics Package ($1,800)
Semester I ($900)
Computer Science I
Semester II ($900)
Computer Science II

Semester I ($900)
Calculus I
Semester II ($900)
Calculus II

Early Chemistry Package ($4,500) Early Physics Package ($3,600)
Semester I ($1,800)
General Chemistry I
Calculus I
Semester II ($2,700)
General Chemistry II
Calculus II
General Physics I (calculus based)
Semester I ($1,800)
General Chemistry I
Calculus I
Semester II ($1,800)
Calculus II
General Physics I (calculus based)

 

Learn about our LAUNCH program.

Have questions? 
Contact Paula Blount, visit team manager, at (765) 641-4087 or pdblount@anderson.edu