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High School Students Earn University Credit Through Asbury Academy

June 22, 2018

students walking across grass with trees aroundAt Asbury University, students can begin taking part in the culture of academic excellence and spiritual vitality before they even set foot on campus as freshmen. Did you know that you can earn University credit at Asbury as a high school junior or senior?

Through dual-enrollment program Asbury Academy, high school students can choose from over 80 100- and 200-level classes to take on campus.

Enrolled seniors can take up to four credit hours on campus during the fall and spring semesters at no tuition charge. They can also take up to 15 credit hours during each semester at a reduced rate of $499 per credit hour, half of the traditional undergraduate tuition rate.

Enrolled juniors may take classes on campus at a tuition rate of $499 per credit hour.

Ashley Miller ’22 recently completed the Asbury Academy program and will be a freshman at Asbury starting in the fall. For Miller, being an Academy student was a no-brainer. It allowed her to knock out some of her remaining high school credits while getting some of the foundational education requirements checked off as well.

“I took English 110 and English 205 which counted for my high school English requirements and fulfill my college requirements as well,” Miller said. “I also took Theory of Wellness which is required for all Asbury students to take so I already have fulfilled some of my foundational requirements.”

In addition to on-campus class offerings, students can also choose to take online courses that follow an eight-week schedule for a cost of $144 per credit hour, an 80 percent discount off the regular tuition rate.

Because of their rigorous nature, online courses are reserved for ambitious students with high levels of academic discipline and students may only take one online class at a time. Semesters are 16-weeks long so a student may take two consecutive online classes per semester.

Being in a college environment as a high school student has made Miller feel more prepared for her upcoming freshman year.

“I learned that I can be successful in college classes which makes me feel more comfortable attending Asbury this Fall as an incoming freshman,” Miller said. “You get some college classes out of the way and being on campus helps you adjust to college. You also get to meet other students at Asbury.”

Students who participate in the Academy program are also eligible for the Academy Scholars scholarship. Those who take 12 hours of dual enrollment credit and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 are given $1,500 in scholarship money annually, totaling $6,000 over a four-year degree.

Are you ready to get a head start on college?  Read about the admission requirements and learn more about Asbury Academy by visiting www.asbury.edu/admissions-aid/academy/.

For additional questions about the program, contact Danielle Miller at academy@asbury.edu.