How to Apply

Application Link

STEP 1: Meet with your high school counselor

  • Determine which classes to take
  • Discuss and complete placement requirements for the class.
  • Apply to the Dual Credit Application Online

STEP 2: Work with your counselor on required forms

  • Complete the UH System Application form
  • Complete the online dual credit form; specify selected classes and authorize UH to forward your grades to the high school registrar upon completion of the class.
  • Submit the UH forms to your high school counselor. Ask your counselor about the deadlines at the campus you wish to attend.

STEP 3: Watch for your notification letter in the mail.


Dual Credit Opportunities

  Early College Running Start
Do I earn dual credit? Yes Yes
Where do I take my class(es)? High School Campus College campus
Who teaches my class(es)? College professor or qualified HS teacher College professor
Who’s in the classroom with me? Other high school students Other college students (with a variety of ages and experiences)
Who pays for the class(es)? Varies:

Student, High School, or a Scholarship


Student, High School, or a Scholarship

What courses are offered? High school determines course offerings (check with your high school counselor) Listed on the UH Catalog
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Application FAQs

Q: Which program should I apply for?

Refer to the dual credit comparison chart above and determine what options are available for you and what will best fit your academic, financial, and personal needs. If you have other specific questions, please contact your high school counselor.

Q: Do I need to complete a new online application if I applied before?

Yes. We need the most current information on your application every semester that you apply.

Q: What if I made a mistake on my submitted application?

If you submitted an application with a mistake on it, please contact your high school counselor to make the correction, or call 808-956-3879 to request to make a change.

Q: Is there a deadline for the dual credit program application?

Yes. There are various deadlines.

For the GEAR UP Dual Credit Scholarship: please visit the Running Start page for all semester deadlines.

If you are not applying for a scholarship, and are applying for Early College and/or Running Start, all deadlines vary for each high schools campus. Please verify the dates with your high school counselor.

Q: Can I apply to both Early College and Running Start programs in the same semester?

Yes. You are able to apply to both Early College and Running Start in the same semester. We encourage students that take multiple courses to speak with their high school counselor for advising assistance.

Q: How do I know if I am ready to take a dual credit course?

If you are motivated and want to get a head start on your college career. We strongly advise students to talk to their high school counselor to determine the best decision for taking a dual credit course.