Manchester Early College Experience

Get a Head Start on College!

Manchester University offers opportunities for high school students to earn real college credits through the Manchester Early College Experience.

Manchester Early College Experience is a different experience than your typical dual degree or college credit courses offered in many high schools. Students will attend classes on MU's North Manchester campus or online alongside current students taught by Manchester faculty. Students have access to University facilities and services, Funderburg Library, the Success Center, success advising, the Office of the Registrar, and the Office of Admissions.

As a part of this program, students will have a reduced tuition cost, providing the opportunity for students to earn college credits before high school graduation. In addition, meeting and working with other students and University professors will allow students to get a sample of actual college life on our North Manchester campus!

"What I like about being on the Manchester University campus is the food and the availability to work on assignments. I can always find a good place to eat and study when I need and it's beyond helpful on the days when I have a lot to get done. While being on campus, I learned that college isn't as scary as it seemed at first. It is beyond welcoming. I feel accepted at Manchester University."

Marielle Roberts, Northfield Jr. Sr. High School

Course Offerings

For complete and detailed course offerings for the Manchester Early College Experience, please click here. Available courses are subject to change based on enrollment in courses.

View some of the courses offered through the Manchester Early College Experience:

On-Campus Experience  |  $85/credit hour

  • ACCT-200: Foundations of Accounting
  • BUS-111: Foundations of Business
  • COMM-130: Media Literacy
  • ENG-238: World Literature
  • EXSC-101: Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences
  • EXSC-243: Principles of Fitness
  • MUS-230: World Musics

Online Experience  |  $50/credit hour

  • COMM-110: Foundations of Human Communication
  • EXSC-107: Medical Terminology
  • FYWS-111: First-Year Writing Seminar
  • PSYC-110: Introduction to Psychology

Eligibility and Enrollment

  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (9.0 on a 12.0 scale) or higher to apply to the Manchester Early College Experience.
  • Students may enroll in up to two Manchester Early College Experience courses per semester. 100-200 level courses only.
  • Course credits earned are transferrable and will apply toward their degree if students choose to attend MU in the future.

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Jacob Sweet ’16
Assistant Director of Admissions
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