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Early College at LAU

Get a jump on college with reduced tuition fees!

Leadership Academy of Utah (LAU) partners with the above colleges to let qualified LAU students take college courses while in high school. 


Benefits of Early College

Enrolling in Early College courses gives your student the unique opportunity to earn both high school and college credit towards industry certificates, 2-year, or 4-year degrees!

On top of that, you get reduced tuition fees for Early College classes through our partnerships. (Fees vary between colleges; please see our individual college partner pages for more details.)

Lastly, taking Early College courses gives your child an early taste of the overall college experience. This helps them mature as a scholar and step into a new level of responsibility for their education.


Qualifications for Early College

The following criteria help ensure that your student is well-prepared for the opportunity (and challenge) of taking college courses. Early College classes are recorded on your student’s permanent high school and college transcripts.

To be eligible, your student must meet these three criteria:

  1. Be enrolled full-time at LAU in grades 10-12 and have approval from their school counselor.
  2. Be on track to graduate from LAU according to our high school Grad Plan tool in SIS.
  3. Meet the GPA and other requirements for the college they wish to take classes from (requirements vary for each college, so click the college logos above for more details).


Below is a list of the most common FAQs about our Early College program. If your question isn’t listed, please check our individual college pages for more details (UTU, U of U, or BYU-I). Otherwise, please contact an LAU school counselor for more help.


Next Step

Review Detailed Enrollment Info for Your Student’s Selected College

Early College enrollment is slightly different for each college we partner with. Explore the pages below to get the full details, including instructions for contacting each school.