What is Advanced Southern Credit (ASC)?

ASC is a program in which high school courses are taught at such a level that they can be awarded college academic credit. Qualified instructors whose courses have been approved by the supervising department at Southern Oregon University teach ASC courses on area high school campuses. Generally, these courses are offered each high school semester, and most carry four quarter credits.

What's in it for me?

Advanced Southern Credit can help you if you are planning on going to college. Right now, while you are still in high school, you can take classes that can apply to your college degree. Because these programs are available at a greatly reduced tuition rate, you and your family will save money and time as you work toward your undergraduate degree.

Why would I want to take college courses when I'm still in high school?

We've found that high school students enroll in college courses for a variety of reasons.
Some of these reasons are:

  • Getting a head start on college courses helped me decide what I wanted to major in.

  • I have completed most of their graduation requirements and I want to fill my time with worthwhile course work.

  • These courses will save me and my family a lot of money.

  • Having college credits on my academic resume looks good on my college applications.

How much do I pay for Advanced Southern Credit?

For Fall, Winter, Spring 2018-19 the ASC courses cost $43 per credit hour, or $172 dollars per semester per 4-credit course. This is a real savings. If you took the class at SOU it would cost $1,297.

How do I register for an ASC class?

  • Gather course and credit information from each of your participating instructors.

  • Complete the registration form.

  • You may print the form for your records before submitting online. SOU does NOT need a paper copy.

  • Make a tuition payment. Tuition will be assessed at $43 per credit or $172 for a typical 4 credit course. Classes that are not 4 credits will be noted as such in the online course selection menu. Maximum 18 credits allowed.

  • If a school or other organization has agreed to pay a part or all of the fees as a scholarship, please indicate that in the payment section and we will work with that organization to obtain payment in time to register you.

Can I still register for classes after the deadline? 

Deadlines for registration are communicated to the high school students by their ASC teachers. Students missing the deadline for registration and wishing to register late may do so only at the discretion of  the SOU Youth Programs, Division of Outreach and Engagement. Requests for late registration will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be done within the term that the class is aligned with SOU. Most first semester classes are aligned with SOU's fall term and most second semester classes are aligned with SOU's winter term. There is NO retroactive credit available if you don't register within the term it's offered.

What if I am not doing well in my class and want to drop it? 

You will be registered for your class(es) soon after we receive your enrollment form along with full payment or scholarship confirmation.

If you need to drop a class, all drop requests must be made by the student to our office in writing (regular mail or email) by the due date listed below. Grades become part of your permanent college record and can affect future scholarship awards, so please make note of these dates in case you’re struggling in the class.

High School Semester Schedule

Fall 2018 Semester

Spring 2019 Semester

SOU Quarter (Term) Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019
Registration Form and Payment Due  October 1, 2018 February 11, 2019 April 22, 2019

Latest Drop Date for Full Redund, No Grade Penalty

No refunds after this date.

October 12, 2018 February 25, 2019 April 25, 2019

Latest Drop Date for "WD" (withdrawn) on transcript

Withdrawn has no effect on your overall SOU GPA.

October 26, 2018 March 8, 2019 May 10, 2019


Will I get high school credit for taking these classes?

Generally, ASC classes will be credited at both the high school and the university level.

What are the qualifications of an ASC instructor?

The high school teacher must qualify for appointment as an affiliate adjunct instructor in the aligned division or program at SOU. At the minimum, this requires the teacher hold a masters (M.A., M.S. M.Ed. M.A.T. etc.) degree. In addition, the teacher should have advanced course work related to the course they are teaching, either as part of their undergraduate or graduate studies.