Indiana University Northwest

Office of Admissions

High School Credit

Advance College Project  

ACP is a partnership between Indiana University and participating high schools within Indiana. ACP offers college credit to qualified high school seniors (and some juniors) who enroll in IU general education courses that are offered at the students' own high schools during the regular school day and taught by ACP certified high school teachers. ACP courses are designed for students with a solid academic foundation, a desire for more advanced work and a serious commitment to completing the ACP course successfully.

Admission Standards

  • On track toward fulfilling the basic academic preparation for admission to a four-year college or university.
  • GPA of 2.70 or higher on a 4.00-point scale (as evidenced by a college preparatory curriculum and advanced coursework)
  • Have appropriate high school endorsements from teachers and guidance counselors.

If you are interested in participating in the the ACP program visit the guidance department at your high school and learn about the procedure for enrollment. For more detailed information about the ACP program go to

Dual Credit Program  

The dual credit program is a program for juniors and seniors who take classes in participating high schools to earn high school credit and IU Northwest college credit at the same time. Classes are held at the high school and taught by high school teachers. Students learn what college professors expect while still in familiar high school surroundings. For more information see the guidance department at the participating high schools.

Admission Standards:

  • On track toward fulfilling the basic academic preparation for admission to a four-year college or university.
  • Junior standing and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Have appropriate high school endorsements from principal and/or guidance counselors.

IUN Dual Credit Calendar 2013-2014

Participating High Schools

Boone Grove High School

Crown Point High School

East Chicago Central High School

Edison High School

Gavit High School

Hammond Academy of Science & Technology

Hobart High School

Lake Central High School

Portage High School

Whiting High School

Resources for Dual Credit Students:

Early College/Dual Credit Manual includes:

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Course offerings
  • Withdrawal information
  • Student resources

Academic policies and procedures

Schedule of classes

Student rights and responsibilities

Student affairs hearing process and procedures

Early Start Program  

Early Start Program

Qualified college-bound high school juniors and seniors may take certain college courses while still working toward a high school diploma. The Early Start program is a chance to adjust to college-level work while accumulating credits towards a college degree. The classes for the Early Start program are held on campus at IU Northwest. For more information check out the Early Start Program Brochure.

To apply:

  1. Complete the High School Student Early Start Application
  2. Obtain approval and signatures from your high school academic department head, counselor or principal.
  3. Submit your application, along with a copy of your high school transcript to: Indiana University Northwest Office of Admissions 3400 Broadway Gary, IN 46408

Once we receive your application and necessary approvals, you'll be informed of how to register for classes online. Course fees will vary depending on the number of credit hours. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit cards through the IU Northwest Bursar's office.

21st Century Scholars  

A program for qualified juniors and seniors who are members of the 21st Century Scholars program. Students enroll into on-campus classes at IU Northwest. Benefits of this program include a full tuition scholarship (including course and lab fees) awarded by IU Northwest while in high school. Students will be responsible for the student activity and technology fees, since these are not included in the scholarship. To qualify for this program students must meet the following criteria:

  • In good standing in the 21st Century Scholars Program
  • Junior or senior class status in high school
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA out of a 4.0 point scale in high school classes completed
  • Submit official high school transcipt, possess a positive recommendation from high school principal (or designee) and have signed consent from parent or guardian

To apply please complete the 21st Century Scholars Early Start Program Application and return your application along with a copy of your high school transcripts to Indiana University Northwest Office of Admissions 3400 Broadway Gary, IN 46408. For more information, including a list of possible courses, check out the 21st Century Scholars Early Start Program Brochure.