Park University Again Offers Early College Online Program for High School Students
May 10, 2021 — High school students can get a head start on earning college credits by enrolling in Park University’s Early College Online program. The program, in its second year, will begin on Monday, June 7, in conjunction with Park’s eight-week Summer term.
High school students who will complete their sophomore or junior year this spring and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to participate, earning college credit at a fraction of the University’s regular tuition rate and within a shorter timeframe than through dual-credit or Advanced Placement coursework. Students earn college credit and learn how to effectively participate in college courses online — an increasingly important skill to possess.
The program allows students to take up to two online courses (six credit hours) taught by experienced Park University faculty. Early College Online courses do not require students to login at set meeting times; however, students will have multiple optional times to interact with each other and their instructors via videoconference throughout the term. Small class sizes, faculty-student interaction and virtual academic support resources are in place to aid student success.
The University is offering four courses for high school students as a part of the program: Public Speaking (CA 103), Educational Psychology (EDU 203), Medical Terminology (FW 175) and American National Government (PO 200) at a cost of $90 per credit hour ($270 per course). This is a discount of more than 79 percent the regular tuition rate of $427 per credit hour.