Early Scholars

Early Scholars is Olivet's Dual Enrollment College Credit Program for High Schoolers 

Dual credit is a great way for high school students to start building up college credit while still in high school! Olivet works with public and private schools, as well as homeschoolers. Save money with a discounted tuition rate by taking college classes now.

This program is designed to provide high school juniors and seniors the chance to enroll in college courses through Olivet. Early Scholar courses are offered on-campus or online and students will be enrolled in college courses with Olivet undergraduate students. This opportunity gives you the chance to experience both our campus community and university-level coursework while preparing you for a college career along the way.

Reach your future goals sooner when you take classes through the Early Scholars Program.

Dual Enrollment Course Eligibility

Juniors and seniors in high school who meet GPA and test score requirements. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@olivet.edu or call 800-648-1463.

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"Through the program I have been able to meet many new people and be challenged while studying new subject areas that have gripped my interest. The Early Scholars Program is an absolute win for high school juniors and seniors." 

Graham Johnson, Early Scholars Student



"The Early Scholar program proved to be a rewarding experience for our daughter.  The program equipped her with better study skills, time management, and communication.  She gained confidence throughout the program and feels prepared to take on the full college experience."

Derick & Teresa Miller, Parents of an Early Scholars Student

Class List

You have options! In fact, if there is a class you would like to take that isn't on this list, just let us know and we'll see what we can do!

Below is a list of fan favorites for the program.

  •      COMP-120: Intro to Programming
  •      COMP-150: Programming I
  •      COMP-130: Intro to Cybersecurity

  •      BSNS-160: Principles of Management

  •      BSNS-302: Personal Finance

  •      FACS-126: Nutrition, Health and Fitness

English and Communications

  •      ENGL-109: College Writing I

  •      ENGL-209/210: College Writing II

  •      COMM 102: Performance Studies 

  •      COMM-105: Fundamentals of Communication

  •      LIT-105: Literature Appreciation


  •      MATH-103: Math for Liberal Arts

  •      MATH-117: Finite Math with Business Application

  •      MATH-120: Intro to Statistics

  •      MATH-131: Algebra & Trigonometry

  •      MATH-137: Applied Calculus

  •      MATH-148: Calculus II

  •      MATH-147: Calculus I


  •      BIOL-125: Biology I

  •      BIOL-126: Biology II

  •      CHEM-101: Intro to Chemistry

  •      CHEM-103: Chemistry I

  •      CHEM-104: Chemistry II

  •      Environmental Science & Society

  •      ESS-105: Dynamic Earth

  •      PHYS-121: College Physics I

  •      PHYS-122: College Physics II

  •      PHYS-201: General Physics I

  •      PHYS-202: General Physics II

Social Science

  •      ECON-110: Principles of Economics

  •      HIST-200: Western Civilization 

  •      HIST-231: American Civilization I

  •      HIST-232: American Civilization II

  •      PSCI-223: American Government

  •      PSYC-101: Intro to Psychology

  •      PSYC-200: Lifespan Development

  •      SOCY-120: Intro to Sociology

  •      SOCY-280: Ethnic Relations

Social Science

  •      PSCI-101: Intro to Political Science

World Language

  •      FREN-101: Elementary French I

  •      FREN-102: Elementary French II

  •      SPAN-111: Elementary Spanish I

  •      SPAN-112: Elementary Spanish II

  •      SPAN-211: Intermediate Spanish I

  •      SPAN-212: Intermediate Spanish II

Fine Arts

  •      ART-100: Art Appreciation

  •      MULT-100: Music Appreciation


If you have additional questions, reach out to the Director of Community College & Academic Partnerships, Tiffany Holohan, or call her at                   (815) 928-5515.                                                                                                

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