Early STEM Program for Current High School Students

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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. 

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.

Apply today, and get a head start on your future.

Have questions? 
Contact Paula Blount, visit team manager, at (765) 641-4087 or