|Early College||Running Start|
|Do I earn dual credit?||Yes||Yes|
|Where do I take my class(es)?||High School Campus (typically)||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)?||High School (typically)||Varies:
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|
|Learn More||Learn More|
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.
Yes. We need the most current information on your application every semester that you apply.
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.
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, deadlines may vary for each high school and UH campus. Please verify the dates with your high school counselor.
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.
If you are motivated and want to get a head start on your college career, taking a dual credit course may be a good fit for you! We strongly advise students to talk to their high school counselor before taking a dual credit course.