You are a special high school student with visions of college. Alaska Pacific University is a special higher education institute ready to bring your dream to life. APU’s Early Honors Program is a dual credit option that enables talented and driven students like you to enjoy the best parts of your final year of high school while experiencing your first year of college life, earning transferable college credits, and setting the foundation for your higher education future.

How the Early Honors Program Prepares You for Success

Earn Transferable Credits

Students fulfill their high school graduation requirements while taking accredited university courses and earning credits that are transferable to colleges around the country.

College Application Prep

We offer mentors who partner with students, their families and their high school counselors to plot roadmaps that lead to the perfect college fits.

Travel Opportunities

Learning at APU is active and it spans far beyond the traditional classroom. For Early Honors students, education takes place on APU’s beautiful Anchorage campus, in the wilds of Alaska, and even around the world.

Develop Critical Thinking

At APU, students that already stand above the crowd in high school will find the challenge they crave and gain the decision-making and communication skills, confidence and knowledge to stand out among college crowds as well.


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Early Honors Students

Talk about the best of both worlds! In APU’s Early Honors program, you can finish high school and start your college journey in the same year. Goodbye crowded hallways, classrooms and lockers. At APU, you are an independent college student about to embark on an inspiring active learning experience. After your year at APU, you won’t just get a head-start on college – you’ll be a confident college student with credits in the bank and momentum toward your higher education goals and even your future career.

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Early Honors Parents

Your child is on the fast track to success and their next stop is college. By spending their final high school year in APU’s Early Honors Program, they will complete their high school graduation requirements while earning college credits in Alaska’s most distinctive university environment – APU. They will also be challenged, supported, respected, safe and prepared in every way to succeed in college, no matter which school they choose to attend after APU.

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Early Honors Counselors

Your standout student has made an extraordinary choice – to forego their final year of high school and begin college with APU’s Early Honors Program. APU will communicate with you to ensure the student remains engaged with their high school interests while taking their education to the next level. And Early Honors staff will ensure their path to college is paved with self-reliance and transferable credits.

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A Year at APU

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A Year at APU

The Early Honors curriculum emphasizes high proficiency with technological skills and the effective communication of ideas. Students will gain a clear appreciation of the arts and sciences and will build and refine their analytical and expressive reasoning powers.

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