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Early Honors

Early Honors is your affordable alternative to high school as usual

Congratulations on choosing Early Honors, APU’s competitive program that’s an affordable, double-duty alternative to senior year as usual.

Your Early Honors classes at Alaska Pacific University satisfy high school graduation requirements. And because APU is an accredited university, coursework completed here may be applied as transfer credit when you enroll in college after APU. That’s like paying for one year of college and getting twice the benefits.

APU’s private college setting helps ease your transition to university life, while flexible scheduling lets you continue high school-based activities like sports, arts, mentorships and clubs. You’ll graduate on time, with your high school classmates. Welcome to a productive and fun senior year!

Early Honors students are a cohort of talented peers, pursuing seminar courses taught by full-time APU faculty recognized regionally, nationally and internationally. Expect academic electives not found in most high schools: In 2012 an Early Honors travel course explored the culture and people of Cuba – making APU among the first in the nation to complete educational travel to Cuba under newly relaxed federal guidelines.

Academic advising – critical in your senior year – is delivered by APU faculty who take time to understand your personal and academic goals. EH students like you go on to elite public and private universities nationwide. Our graduates are following their dreams in law, science, medicine, engineering, theater, sports, psychology, communications and much more.

Academically advanced high school juniors from the Anchorage area typically apply to the Early Honors program by invitation. We welcome applications from all qualified high school juniors who are ready for challenging coursework and APU’s intentionally small class sizes.

Early Honors interviews are held each spring for full-time admission starting in the fall of your senior year. I look forward to your application and seeing you on campus soon!

Sharon Sibbald, Early Honors Director