Leadership Profile

Early College for High School Students
Frequently Asked Questions

You Ask, We Answer

Here are the top questions we’ve heard from high school students like you who want to know more about earning college credits at Cedar Crest. Check them out (they just might fill in the blanks for you, too)—but make sure to give us a call or drop us an e-mail if there’s anything else on your mind!

Is this open to high school men, too?
Cedar Crest College is a women’s college, but that doesn’t mean that there are no male students. High school males may take courses through evening/weekend study or online during the fall and spring semesters and anytime during the winter, May and summer terms.

Am I eligible to enroll in this program?
You will need to have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and a favorable recommendation from your guidance counselor to enroll in the Early College Program.

Will I receive a refund if I drop a course?
Dropping a course after the class meets for the second time will result in loss of tuition. Tuition will be refunded 100% if the class is dropped before the start of the second class meeting and if all books are returned in new condition.

How many courses can I take in a year?
You’re welcome to take up to 12 college credits each academic year at the reduced high school tuition rate.

Must I maintain a minimum GPA?
A 2.0 GPA must be maintained to remain a student in the Early College Program.

Can I enroll in any course?
As long as you fulfill any prerequisites of that course. For instance, you may need to take a basic course in a subject before taking a higher-level course in that subject.

Are there any additional fees?
Your tuition cost includes all fees, books and course supplies that are required by the instructor.

Am I guaranteed a spot in the class I choose?
College students who are in the regular full-time college program paying at the traditional student rate will be given priority. High school students enrolling at the reduced tuition rate will be placed in classes only if there is space available. This means that you may be dropped from a class if it becomes full.