Early College

InTech Collegiate Academy has a special partnership with Utah State University that allows eligible ICA students to earn high school and college credit by taking college courses on their campus with a scholarship. Below is a brief guide about Early College. For full detail, please review this document. If you are interested in participating, please talk with Ms. Anderson.

Eligibility

  • Attended InTech for at least 1 year and be a Junior or Senior
  • Index Score of at least 110 with No F’s. (3.0+ GPA and 22+ ACT) 
    • Plan to take the ACT during December of your Sophomore Year at the latest! Participating juniors apply and register during their sophomore year. It comes fast!
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A student with a 3.0 GPA would need a 28 on the ACT to be eligible for Early College
  • Principal and Counselor Recommendation
    • Upstanding Behavior & Maturity
    • 90%+ Attendance
    • On Track for Graduation
  • Parent Recommendation
  • Complete USU Application
  • Utah Resident

Courses

  • Students are eligible to take classes that help them move towards their college and career plan. These classes also count towards high school credit. (3.0 USU Credit = 1.0 ICA Credit)
  • If a course is taught through Concurrent Enrollment, it is NOT eligible to be taken as a Early College course.
  • Students are required to meet with our USU Academic Advisor, Annette Petersen, before registering for classes. (Her information is listed at the bottom of this page)
  • For a list of general classes students have taken in the past, go here.

Scholarships & Tuition

  • Students that attend Early College pay USU tuition with reduced fees (about $50.00) each semester.
  • ICA Scholarship from USU
    • All students that are eligible to take Early College classes are given a 50% tuition scholarship from USU that covers up to 8 credits.
  • ICA Reimbursement
    • If a student earns a B or better on their course, InTech will cover a portion of the rest of tuition, dependent on annual funding.
    • If a family has high financial need, please contact Mr. Stanger.
  • Students cannot have other scholarships added to the ICA scholarship.

Enrollment/Applying to USU

  • The Application process happens twice every year. Ms. Anderson contacts students that are eligible to participate. It is their responsibility to attend the Application Meeting with a parent if they are interested in participating. Once a student has been admitted to USU, they do not need to reapply.
    • Spring Semester: Early September
    • Fall Semester:  February
  • There is a One Time $50.00 Enrollment fee for students that apply to USU. If a student has already paid the $50.00 fee for Concurrent Enrollment, use their A# as the PROMO code to avoid paying it again.

Registration

  • The Registration process happens twice every year. Only students that have applied and have already been accepted to USU may register for classes.
    • Spring Semester – Early November
    • Fall Semester – Mid/Late March
  • Students may take 1 class their first semester, 2 classes the second semester, and may take more (up to 15 credits) the next year, however only 8 credits will be covered by the ICA scholarship.
  • Early College Students are given Pre-Priority Registration to give students first access to courses. If a student doesn’t register during Pre-Priority Registration, they must wait until undergraduate Freshmen register.
  • Students must meet with Ms. Anderson and Ms. Petersen before they can register for courses.
  • Early College Pre Priority Registration
  • For a list of general classes students have taken in the past, go here.

FAQ

  • Q:If I earn a B-, will InTech reimburse me for the class?
    • No, only B or higher grades may be reimbursed.
  • Q: Since we’re on a trimester schedule and USU is on a semester, how does scheduling work?
    • A: We request that you choose classes in the same time block s for the entire year. If you start in the spring semester, your 2nd and 3rd trimester schedule will have Early College time blocks in it, even though it starts later into 2nd trimester.
  • Q: If I have a 3.0 GPA and a 22 ACT score, does that make me eligible for Early College?
    • A: Unfortunately no, with a 3.0 GPA, you need a 28 ACT score to meet the 110 index score.
    • A: Or, if you have a 22 ACT, you need a 3.6 GPA to meet the 110 index score.
  • Q: Do I need to get a parking pass?
    • A: No, in fact we highly suggest you don’t, and instead take the bus. There is a USU bus stop not far from InTech.
  • Q: I plan to go to college outside of Utah. Does Early College / Concurrent Enrollment give me credit for colleges outside Utah?
    • A: That depends on the college. All Utah public colleges will take the credit from each other, but this isn’t the case for all schools. AP is more widely accepted and may be a better route. 

USU Advisor and Contact Info:

Annette Peterson – annette.petersen@usu.edu

Always put InTech student in the subject

Include your first name; last name; A#