"The SOU Early Entry Program was a way for my son to get out of the waiting room and get on the launch pad towards his higher education." - Medford Parent
The High School Early Entry program is a program for high school students who meet the qualifications to take courses at Southern Oregon University for college credit and to help fulfill requirements for high school graduation.
Early Entry Brochure
Early Entry Student/Parent Handbook
For detailed information about the Early Entry program, please see our handbook.
Who is eligible for Early Entry Classes?
Juniors and Seniors in participating local high schools are eligible to apply for the program. Students who apply and are accepted must work closely with their high school counselors to make sure graduation requirements are being met and that the SOU classes do not conflict with their high school schedule. Home Schooled students will need to meet with our SOU High School Coordinator, Stephanie Butler. Please call her at 541-552-6916 to make an appointment. Southern Oregon University Division of Continuing Education staff provide support in registration, course selection and academic counseling for eligible students.
How does the program work?
Interested students apply to their high school counselor expressing interest, detailing career goals and why they believe they would be successful in this program. Counselors review attendance and academic records and interview students. Upon acceptance to the program, students meet with their counselors to design an individual program that fulfills high school graduation requirements and meets students' needs for university course work.