Undergraduate Admissions

Early College Information

Michigan Technological University encourages students enrolled in Early College programs to apply for admission to any of our bachelor degree programs. We recognize Early College is a great way to save on education costs and jump start your college experience. Help make the process go smoothly and follow our application best practices.

Application Process

Students in an Early College program should apply to Michigan Tech during the start of their last year in the program, often called a fifth or 13th year. Applying by January 15 gives you priority consideration for admissions, financial aid, and scholarships.

Students are identified as first-year students for the purpose of admission and scholarship consideration.

Have a specific major in mind when you start your Early College program? Check out our transfer guides and reach out to the admissions staff for advice on which courses will be the most beneficial for you to take. You can contact the Admissions Office at 888-688-1885 or email mtu4u@mtu.edu.

What do I need to submit when I apply?

  • Completed application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT test scores*

Transcripts must come directly from the school(s) or through a transcript service such as Parchment.

*SAT or ACT scores are optional for 2021 applicants who have a 3.00 or higher cumulative high school GPA; homeschool students and applicants with a cumulative GPA below 3.00 must submit official scores either sent directly from the testing agency, reported on your official high school transcript, or provided by the school counselor using this form. Official test scores are required from all students who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships.

While not required for an admission decision, an official college transcript is required in order to evaluate college courses for transfer credit.

Additional application materials may be required if you’re applying to audio production and technology, sound design, theatre and electronic media performance, or theatre and entertainment technology.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Students enrolled in an Early College program are considered first-time degree-seeking students and are eligible for the same scholarships as those enrolled in a traditional four-year high school curriculum. Students are automatically considered for most merit-based scholarships upon acceptance. Early/Middle college students should apply for admission, scholarships, and financial aid during their final (fifth or 13th) year of the early college program. For 2021 applicants, official SAT or ACT scores are required for merit-based scholarship consideration.

Students who have earned 60 or more credits, including transfer credit, credit earned through early college or dual enrollment, or AP, IB, or CLEP will be charged upper-division tuition. See the Cost of Attendance for details.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is available for most classes taken at another institution when a grade of C or better was earned. Transfer credits can be used to satisfy our general education requirements and specific degree requirements.

  • Transfer guides offer an outline of classes to take at community colleges based on your intended major.
  • Transfer equivalency listings provide a listing of courses that have transferred from many different schools. Other courses may transfer. Contact Transfer Services at transfer@mtu.edu or 906-487-3323 with questions.


Contact the Admissions Office at 888-688-1885 or mtu4u@mtu.edu if you have questions about participating in an Early College program and are considering Michigan Tech. You can also review our frequently asked questions.