How Does the Early Entry Program Work in the Summer?

Southern Oregon University is offering an exciting opportunity for local high school juniors and seniors to enroll up to 8 credits in our lower division 100 and 200 level courses. (Not available for students who have graduatated from High School.)

Accepted students will save tuition!

Why Take College Courses When I'm in High School?

  • Taking summer credit classes at SOU saves you and your family money
  • Save time--get a jump start on your college general education classes
  • Having college credits on your academic resume looks good on college applications
  • Experience real college classes
  • Getting a head start on college courses can help you choose your major
  • Take courses that are not available at your high school

For additional information about our High School Early Entry Program Click Here.

Course Offerings

For a complete list of summer courses available for Early Entry high school students please revisit the site when the university posts the summer schedule.

How Do I Enroll?

Applications to the Summer Start program includes a registration form to be signed by your high school Summer Start contact.

  1. A completed Registration Form signed by you and your high school Summer Start contact.

Deliver your completed application to:

SOU Division of Continuing Education (office next to Omar’s Restaurant)
1388 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520

or send it to our mailing address:

SOU Division of Continuing Education
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520

Application Deadline

Completed applications, including signature of your high school contact, should be sent or delivered to the above address office before the start of your class, pending space in the class. The sooner you register, the more likely there will be space available in the class. We can accept registrations anytime after March 16, 2015.

High School Early Entry Contacts

Ashland High School: Steve Smith and Amy Kennedy 482-8771

Crater High School
          Crater Renaissance Academy: Deidre Barber 494-6280
        Crater Academy of Health and Public Services: Donna Fischer 494-6250
        Crater School of Business, Innovation & Sciences: Matt Meunier 494-6260

Eagle Point High School: Carrie Snyder & Nichole Underwood 830-6658

Etna High School: Regina Hanna 530-467-3245

Grants Pass High School: Steve Burke, Ben Coulter, Enes Craft, Holly Hayes & Bill Sarver 474-5710

Hidden Valley High School: Don Farmer & Amy Lieser 862-2125

Illinois Valley High School: Patrice Tucker 592-2116

Logos Charter: Kathy Offutt 535-2011

North Medford High School: Sandy Allen, Cesar Flores, Susan Koury & Jeff Olson 842-3670

North Valley High School: James Platt 479-3388

Phoenix High School: Tami Ingwerson & Adam Koekkoek 535-1526

South Medford High School: Michelle Dabbs, P.J. Happeny, Martin Mares & Robyn Kondziela 842-3680

St. Mary's School: Anna Schatz 773-7877 

Cascade Christian High School: Autumn Boekenoogen & Bruce Booker 772-0606 ext. 293

Yreka High School: Marie Caldwell 530-842-2521 ext. 409

How Much Do I Pay?

Summer Start tuition is $71 per credit plus additional fees on a few classes. Most academic courses are offered for three or four credits. Summer Start students are limited to 8 credits. Once you are enrolled you will receive a bill from SOU in mid-June requesting payment.