Early College Program

Student Overview

The Early College Program offers dual credit courses (courses earning both high school and college credit) to high school students at their high school, on an ISU campus, and on-line. Students enrolled in dual credit courses can take advantage of learning college processes and procedures, acclimating themselves to college and course rigor, as well as saving themselves time and money.

Requirements to Participate

Enrollment Options

Students who have been admitted to the Early College Program have the option to take courses on an ISU campus or on-line. Students need to meet all course prerequisites, pay on-campus registration and other class fees, and purchase required textbooks. Students may also be required to purchase a parking pass. In order to register for an on-campus or on-line course the student will need to submit an Early College Program On-Campus Registration Request form prior to the start of the course. Students must meet course eligibility requirements in order to register for on campus courses. Please contact the Early College Program Office at 282-6067 for additional information.

Cost of Attendance



Student Responsibilities

  • Discuss enrollment options with parent, ECP Staff and/or high school counselor.
  • Take ACT or COMPASS placement tests if needed.
  • Apply to the Early College Program and submit permission form.
  • Register online through bengalweb.
  • Apply for advanced opportunities funding and other scholarships is applicable.
  • Pay remaining fees for dual credit courses through bengalweb by deadline. NOTE: ISU does not send out bill for registration fees.
  • Purchase textbooks and materials, if required.
  • Inform instructor if accommodations are needed. Contact ISU Disability Services at 208-282-3599 for assistance.
  • Check ISU email regularly for announcements.
  • Study - It is recommended that you study 2-3 hours a week outside of class for every 1 credit hour registered.
  • Drop or withdraw from a dual credit course by the deadline if you a) decide not to take the course for college credit, b) transferred out of the class, or c) transferred to another high school. No refunds are given for withdrawals. Students who do not withdraw and/or fail to complete the course requirements are on an ISU class roster. Those students will likely receive a failing grade for the class, which will become part of their permanent college academic record. Withdrawal deadlines are strictly enforced.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is expected of all students. Academic dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, is unacceptable. Please see ISU's Policies and Procedures on Student Conduct for more information.

CHEATING is using or attempting to use materials, information or study aids that are not permitted by the instructor in examinations or other academic work.

PLAGIARISM is representing another person's words, ideas, data or work as one's own.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants privacy rights to any student enrolled in a college-level course regardless of their age. ISU shall obtain written consent from students before disclosing any non-directory information from their educational records. Students wishing to restrict release of directory information should submit a Non-Disclosure Declaration to the university. Please refer to our Registrar's FERPA website for additional information.

Transferring ISU Credits

Credits earned at Idaho State University can be transferred to other colleges and universities and may be applied toward degree completion. All Idaho institutions of higher education, as well as most accredited colleges and universities accept ISU credits. Students are encouraged to consult with the institution of their choice regarding the transferability of credits earned, prior to registering for the course. The Registrar's Office at other institutions have transfer guides available to see how ISU courses will transfer to their school. To see how your credits will transfer to other Idaho institutions visit the Transfer Equivalency Guide at idtransfer.org. When transferring to another institution, students are required to submit all transcripts, regardless of grade received.

Student Privileges:

ISU Bengal ID Card

High school students enrolled in ISU courses are eligible to obtain an ISU Bengal ID card to access the following privileges:

To obtain your Bengal Photo ID card please take a photo ID to one of the following locations or email your photo and Bengal ID to photoid@isu.edu.

Pocatello Office
Pond Student Union
921 S 8th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-3618

Idaho Falls Office
Bennion Student Union
1776 Science Center Drive
Administration Building
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 282-7811

Meridian Office
ISU Academic Facility
1311 E. Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 373-1700

University Tutoring - Student Success Center

For more information visit the Student Success Center webpage.

Student E-mail

All students admitted to ISU receive a free email account. Faculty and university departments will send email to this account regularly with pertinent information that is critical to your success as a student. This email account is available anywhere you have Internet access and should be checked on a regular basis. You can access your ISU email by clicking on the google mail icon in BengalWeb.


Students can obtain a parking pass at ISU Public Safety, Parking Services Pocatello: 625 East Humbolt, Bldg. 27 or in Idaho Falls at University Place, 1784 Science Center Dr. If you a taking an on-campus courses you may be required to obtain a parking pass in order to park in a university parking lot.


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