High School Students

The Early Bird and Jump Start Programs

Ancilla College is offers Indiana high school students an incredible advantage. As an Early Bird or Jump Ahead student you can take classes at Ancilla that will build college credits while you are still in high school at a 75 percent discount!

The Early Bird Program

Accelerate into college with Early Bird status at Ancilla

That’s right—as a high school student, you could be earning college credits that can be used as the foundation for a career, or as a launching pad to a traditional undergraduate degree elsewhere.

Many graduating seniors are struggling with a more difficult admissions environment at large institutions. Today you face steeply rising tuition, costly housing, extra fees and other college costs.  Ancilla’s Early Bird program can help you build college-level experience, improve learning skills, and start your college degree on a positive note.  You can start a four-year degree with core courses already completed—a leap to the head of the line.

Read more about Early Bird and our Summer programs for 2016 here.

Ancilla College offers local high school students an incredible advantage and huge savings.  The Early Bird Program at Ancilla College can give high school juniors and seniors a leg-up in college—and at incredibly low tuition rates.

With Early Bird classes you can earn transferable college credits at Ancilla while still in high school.

Ancilla’s Early Bird program offers college classes for high school students at a discounted price. The credits earned can be used toward an Associate Degree or for transfer to an undergraduate degree after graduating from high school.

You can accelerate into college with Early Bird status at Ancilla College.  As a high school junior or senior can take classes at Ancilla that will transfer to Ancilla or to any other university or college in the Midwest—at only $125 per credit hour.

Ancilla’s Early Bird program can help you build college-level experience, improve learning skills, and start your college degree on a positive note close to home.  You can start a college degree with several courses already completed—saving you time and money at college.

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Ancilla College offers high value, real-world degrees—Associate Degrees in nursing and the health sciences, business administration, criminal justice and more. Associate Degree graduates who transfer to four year schools are more effective students, and more prepared to be successful.

We offer two key differences—focused, transferable coursework and a dedication to student support. These are the essential difference our graduates happily tell us again and again. With just under 500 students we promise you won’t get lost in the crowd.

Jump Ahead Online Learning for High Schoolers

Jump Head is an online program that will help high school juniors and seniors Jump Ahead and save money and time earning their college degree. All from the comfort of their own home.

Ancilla’s Jump Ahead program is just $125 per credit hour, and still offers the personal attention and expert teaching you’ve come to expect from the small, private school.

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“Jump Ahead classes at Ancilla for high school juniors or seniors will cost just $125 per credit hour,” said Jim Cawthon, director of student development and career services. “That’s 75 percent off our regular cost and lower than most public college tuition. Jump Ahead could save families an entire semester of college costs by the time their son or daughter graduates high school.”

An offshoot of Ancilla’s highly popular Early Bird program, Jump Ahead is focused on online learning.

  • Exclusively for high school juniors and seniors.
  • Online and accessible 24/7.
  • Accredited 100- and 200-level courses.
  • Part of Indiana’s Statewide General Education Transfer program.
  • All classes transfer to college and universities in Indiana and beyond.
  • Great for homeschooled students.
  • Some courses may count toward your college degree AND your high school diploma.
  • Enroll by May 13 for first summer term (begins May 16) or June 24 for summer term 2 (begins June 27).

Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Joanna Blount said, “We want to accommodate all kinds of learners at Ancilla College and have created programs for students of all ages. Online learning is critical to academic success and, for a high school student, an excellent way to jump ahead on their degree.”

There are 12 classes offered as part of Jump Ahead, some of which also count toward a high school diploma and would be ideal for homeschool families.

Courses Offered:

Writing I   (College Writing 1)Writing II  (College Writing 2)
Public SpeakingComputer Literacy
General AstronomyIntroduction to Sociology
General PsychologyArt Appreciation
Music AppreciationAmerican Literature to 1865
American Literature from 1865Introduction to Literature

“Many students want the traditional college experience of learning in a classroom and living on campus, and Ancilla provides that, but Jump Ahead gets college started early. College costs have been rising for the last ten years. Ancilla can reach students planning for college anywhere in the country to provide rigorous, accredited, transferable college credits at a bargain price,” said Vice President of Enrollment Management Eric Wignall.

Costs

Tuition for the Jump Ahead program is $125 per credit.

Admission Requirements

To register for an online Jump Start class, a student must:

  • Be a high school junior or senior.
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0.
  • Have a home computer with internet access.

You must submit:

  1. The online Ancilla College application. Students interested in online summer courses can select “Summer” and “Jump Ahead” on the free online application in order to be enrolled in the program.
  2. An official high school transcript.

Note: Some courses may have specific prerequisite requirements, and student may be required to submit documentation that those have been met prior to registration.

 For more information go to ancilla.edu/jumpahead to learn more about the Early Bird and Jump Ahead online program at Ancilla College, or call 1(866)ANCILLA, (574) 936-8898 x. 330.

 

Why are these programs useful to me?

Ancilla offers real-world college degrees– two-year degrees, in nursing and the health sciences, business administration, criminal justice and more — that help students move from ‘some day’ to success.  Students transferring to four-year universities are more successful, and more prepared to be successful. Ancilla offers built-in student support services and tutoring in math, college writing, and core learning skills. Plus, Ancilla courses and degrees transfer to every public and private university in Indiana.

Those two key differences—focused, transferable coursework and a dedication to student support—are the essential difference our graduates tell us about again and again. With just under 500 students we promise you won’t get lost in the crowd.

Apply now.

A dramatically lower tuition cost

Early Bird and Jump Ahead tuition costs are only $125 a credit hour at Ancilla.  This is 75 percent off our regular tuition cost. It will save you money now and in future years when transferring to another university. Ancilla is now the best choice for students facing the most difficult road to educational success and we are right here in your backyard, ready to help.

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