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Early College

Early College

As a high school student, you can get a head start on college classes through MNU’s Early College program.

Area high school students with a flexible schedule can enroll in many of the General Education courses offered at MNU’s main Olathe campus. When you participate in the Early Enrollment program you will earn high school credit and college credit—the grade you earn in the Early College course appears on both your high school and college transcript.

Benefits of Early College

Wondering how Early College at MNU can benefit you? Here are some of the ways you’ll get ahead.

Five Benefits:

  1. Start Early:
    You can get a head start on college coursework, completing your general education requirements needed for a bachelor’s degree at most universities. Early College gives you a head start on exploring a future career, and it also means that you can save time and money in the long run, as these classes are significantly discounted.
  2. Support Services:
    Students enrolled in the Early College program have access to MNU’s academic support services, including writing and math tutors in the Academic Success Center as well as a full menu of online tutoring options.
  3. Campus Life: 
    Spending time taking even one Early College course will give you an idea of what college life is like at MNU.
  4. Experienced Faculty: 
    Classes in the Early College program are taught by some of MNU’s most notable professors. Our professors are known for bringing their own personal experience into the classroom. MNU professors also care deeply about your own, personal success. They will know your name and are available to assist you throughout the duration of the course. 
  5. Christian Perspective: 
    MNU is an evangelical, Christian university sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene. Our administration, faculty and staff care deeply about helping students uncover God’s call and purpose for their lives. At MNU, you’ll find that our belief in Jesus Christ permeates all that we do. From our classrooms, to weekly chapel services, to campus life we strive to nurture a Christlike community that pursues academic excellence and cultivates a passion to serve. Our community at MNU is made up of students from a variety of faith backgrounds. Our faculty and staff work hard to create a caring, supportive atmosphere for all our students. We believe that God created you with a purpose. MNU is a place where you can uncover that purpose and grow in relationship with others and with God.
Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for admission into MNU’s Early College program you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a CGPA (cumulative grade point average) of 3.00 or higher based on a 4.00 scale in grades 9, 10 and 11.
  • Be at least 16 years old and completed your sophomore year of high school.
  • Be eligible to complete the requirements for graduation from high school no later than the spring of your senior year.
  • Once you’ve applied, you will receive more information about our program as well as next steps for enrollment from an admission’s counselor.

Once the above requirements have been met you will also be required to submit documentation from your high school stating that you have been released from attendance.

Guidelines & Costs

Applications to the Early College program will be considered on an individual basis. You must submit an application for admission and be provisionally admitted to enroll.

  • Students accepted for Early College can take a maximum of 12 credit hours each semester
  • Students accepted are not eligible to receive federal or institutional aid
  • Students will pay $110 per credit hour when registering for the class


Once you’ve reviewed the available early college courses, you may begin the enrollment process. Click here to apply for early college enrollment or contact our helpful admissions office to get started.