It's Never Too Early for a Head Start
Through Saint Louis University’s 1818 Advanced College Credit program, available at participating high schools across the nation, students can jumpstart their academic careers by earning college credit (at a discounted rate) for some classes.
The program is open to qualified high school students who’ve demonstrated the ability, motivation and maturity to begin their college education before their high school days are behind them.
Take the example of Molly Diehl. After enrolling in the program as a junior at Gibault Catholic High School in Waterloo, Illinois, she was able to tackle enough advanced coursework that she started at SLU with sophomore-student status.
It should be noted that expectations for program participants are high. Qualifying high school courses maintain the same rigor and demands as courses taught on campus.
Eligible students are required to have teacher and school approval and meet the following requirements:
- Juniors and Seniors: minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale, or with a 2.5-2.99 with parent permission.
- Sophomores: minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale and parent permission.
- Freshman: minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale, score in the 90th percentile of standardized test and parent permission.
It is a founding and fully-accredited institution of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships and complies with the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s Dual Credit Policy, Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Dual Credit Task Force, Ohio College Credit Plus, Iowa Senior Plus, and State of Hawaii Dual Credit Policy.