Early College Online

Enroll in up to two, online classes (six credit hours) taught by experienced Park professors.

Earn up to six credit hours

Park University’s Early College Online program allows high school students (3.0 or higher GPA) just finishing their sophomore, junior, or senior years to get a head start on their college career at an accredited, non-profit, four-year university. Our Early College Program courses are all general education courses that can be transferred to other institutions or applied to any degree program at Park.

Students can earn college credit at a fraction of Park’s regular tuition rate and within a shorter time frame than through dual-credit or AP coursework. For high school seniors, in particular, Park’s Early College Online program is an excellent, affordable way to get a head start on college. Students earn transferable college credit and learn how to effectively participate in college courses online – an increasingly important skill for students to possess.

Students can enroll in up to two, fully online classes (six credit hours) taught by experienced Park professors. Small class sizes and lots of faculty-student interaction, including office hours via Zoom, and a host of virtual academic support resources are in place to support student success.


Ready to take college courses, but concerned about how to pay for it? Park University puts those concerns to rest with our affordable Early College program.

The Park University Early College Program is $90 per credit hour.


Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604 (800-621-7440).


In the mid-1990s, Park University was one of the first universities in the country to offer fully online courses. This Early College Online program is the first time we are making our online, fully accredited courses available to high school students.


  • SO 141, Introduction to Sociology
  • CA 103, Public Speaking
  • PO 200, American National Government
  • ED 203, Educational Psychology
  • FW 175, Medical Terminology


Admissions Requirements

The student must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher to be accepted.

If the student is younger than 18 years of age, permission from a parent or guardian is required.

Park University’s Early College Program is for college credit only. The credits do not apply to high school requirements and are not considered dual credit.

Contact an admissions representative for more information


Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.