Application and Registration Process

In order to be admitted into the Early College program, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and an 18 composite ACT score. Early College applications and registration forms should be completed and submitted to MSU's Early College Records Specialist, Laken Johnson.


New Applicants 

This application is for high school students who wish to apply for the Early College program and have never previously enrolled in Early College courses at MSU. This is separate from MSU's undergraduate admission and scholarship application. You will also need to submit your high school transcript and qualifying admission test scores and mail your application to MSU's Office of Registrar. You will need to fill out and submit the Early College Fall 2017 registration form as well.

Fall 2017 Registration Process

High school students who have already been accepted to the Early College program and wish to take dual credit courses should fill out the Fall 2017 registration form. Returning Early College students should also submit any updated qualifying test scores and an updated transcript.

Students will be responsible for:

  • Tuition and course fees
  • Transportation
  • Textbooks

At MSU, the following principles are followed and communicated to each school through a memorandum of agreement:
  • Tuition is discounted 60% when the instruction is provided by a MSU faculty member. This would include students taking dual credit courses on the Morehead campus or online. This 40% tuition rate is consistent with the per credit hour rate paid by other MSU students, especially those taking more than 12 credit hours.
  • In order to address the high rates of poverty, as evidenced by the free and reduced lunch rates in our partner school districts, for every three students who pay the 40% tuition rate for classes on the Morehead campus or utilizing a MSU faculty, MSU will provide a 100% scholarship for a high-need student taking classes using MSU faculty. The identification and selection of these students will be administered by the high school leadership team.
  • Textbooks are provided by most partner high schools as part of the memorandum of agreement. Textbooks not provided by the high school are the responsibility of the participating students. This may include software or other materials. 
  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
  • MSU at West Liberty
    155 University Drive, West Liberty, KY 41472
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