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EUP Early College

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Early College Program is a partnership between LSSU and the constituent school districts of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District. This five year high school program allows a student to earn a high school diploma and college credits leading up to an associate’s degree from LSSU or a Michigan Early/Middle College Association (MEMCA) technical certificate.

How to Apply

Early College applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available in January 0f 2019.

Students interested in applying must be a current high school sophomore attending a constituent high school of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District AND be enrolled in (and successfully complete) the one-credit Early College University Seminar course during the spring 2019 semester.

The registration form for the University Seminar course needs to be completed, signed and submitted to the high school counselor or principal with enough time to be submitted to LSSU’s Early College Coordinator no later than November 16, 2018.

 

Eligibility

Students must be enrolled in a participating EUP high school to be eligible to apply for the Early College Program. All applicants will be required to complete an application. Admission to the Early College will be based upon several factors, some of which include:

  • Successful completion of a one credit University Seminar course
  • Principal/Counselor recommendation
  • Teacher recommendation
  • High school GPA
  • PSAT scores
  • Student essay

Frequently Asked Questions

How do students apply?

Students should contact their high school guidance counselor for an application.

What types of classes will I be taking?

Students will take a combination of high school and college classes during their junior and senior years. These classes will give students the opportunity to complete the graduation requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum while at the same time earning up to an Associate’s degree in General Studies from LSSU.

When does the Early College Program begin?

The first Early College Program cohort began in January of 2018. Students must commit to the program no later than the first fall count day of their junior year in high school.

Where will classes be held?

Classes will be held at the various high schools and career centers, online and on LSSU’s campus.

So when do I actually graduate from high school?

Your official high school diploma will be awarded after successfully completing your last math class during the third year of the program.

Can I participate in senior activities?

Your participation in various senior year activities is up to the discretion of your home school district.

What is the cost to attend?

Tuition will be paid through the state student funding allowance.

What areas will I be able to study?

There are several concentrations that students can choose from for their Associate’s degree in General Studies. Some of these concentrations include business, computational sciences, engineering, natural sciences and many others. The complete list can be found online at http://webteam.lssu.edu/catalog/cmscatalog1819/general-studies.php

I’m not sure that my child is ready for college. What kind of support will be available for them?

This program is designed to support students by providing services that will help them be successful in their college courses. Students will learn and develop strategies practiced by successful college students through the university seminar course. Additional support will be provided by high school counselors, LSSU academic advisors, faculty and the Early College Coordinator. Early college students will also have access to LSSU tutors and mentors.

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