UNA Early College provides students with the opportunity to earn college course credit as early as their sophomore year of high school.

Students participating for dual credit at a high school with a Dual Credit Agreement may also qualify for UNA Early College Scholarships of up to $2,500 towards their freshman year of college at UNA.

How to Apply

  1. Complete your online application
  2. Submit your official high school transcript and test scores*
  3. Complete your Early College Course Selection form within your MyUNA account
    *some courses, like English, Speech, and Math, require test scores or placement testing.
  4. You will be registered for your Early College Course by a member of our UNA Admissions staff.
Application Deadlines
Semester Deadlines for Priority Consideration1
Fall Semester August 1st
Spring Semester November 15th
Summer Semester May 15th
Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to ensure time for admission and registration.

UNA Early College Scholarship Opportunity

Students participating in UNA Early College2 could receive additional scholarship funding toward their UNA Scholarship package. Students must apply for admission by April 17, 2023.

3.00 with 6 credit hours $1,000
3.00 with 12 credit hours $2,000
3.00 with 17 credit hours $2,500
2 Students in Dual Credit Agreement districts only. These scholarships are awarded for one academic year and are nonrenewable.

Current UNA Early College Students

  • Current UNA Early College students do not need to reapply.
  • If you need to enroll for next semester’s dual enrollment courses, you can complete a new Early College Course Selection form within your MyUNA account.

  • Students must have a minimum 2.75 unweighted GPA to participate in the UNA Early College Program. 
  • “C” average on UNA courses for continued participation in the UNA Early College program.
  • Course requirements (specific ACT scores, high school courses, etc.) as listed in this catalog.
  • Students must also meet all course prerequisite requirements.
  • Exceptions must be approved by the chair of the department where the course is housed, the dean of the college, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who do I contact if I have questions?
  • How do I access my UNA Portal account?
    • Students will receive their UNA Portal log in information in their UNA Early College acceptance email. Use the email to log in, or click here to access the log in page and enter your credentials.
      If you are having issues with your UNA log in, please email helpdesk@una.edu. 
  • How do I get registered for a course?
  • How do I access my course?
    • Once you are registered for your course, you will be notified via text and email.  Use your UNA Portal information to access UNA Canvas - UNA's online course assignment platform.
  • Why do I have a hold on my account?
    • Holds are placed on Early College student accounts to lock in course registrations. In order to drop or withdraw from a class, students must discuss their course changes with their guidance counselor. Once the counselor has approved the withdrawal or course change information, students can email admissions@una.edu with the following information to begin the withdrawal/change process:
      • Counselor must provide Early College student's full name, UNA ID number, and course name/section.
      • Please allow 24-48 hours for the request to be processed. Some exceptions may apply.