Manchester University Academy

Get a Head Start on College!

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

Manchester University Academy 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 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.

MU Academy 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!

Examples of courses offered through the Manchester University Academy: 

  • Art
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Education
  • Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

For complete and detailed course offerings at Manchester University, please click here. Available courses are subject to change based on enrollment in courses.

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 University Academy.
  • Students may enroll in up to two Manchester University Academy 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.
  • Cost is $120 per credit hour (e.g., $360 tuition/fees for a three credit class).

Apply to Manchester University Academy


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