How to Apply - Current Highschool Student
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I'm a current high school student

UH Community Colleges offer current high school students the opportunity to take college-level classes through the Early Admission or Running Start programs. College and high school credits can be earned as students get a flavor of college life.

Running Start

Public high school juniors and seniors can get a head start on college by enrolling in the  Running Start Program, which allows students to attend college classes while earning both high school and college credits.

Running Start courses are offered at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo and the seven community colleges: Hawai’i CC, Honolulu CC, Kapi’olani CC, Kaua’i CC, Leeward CC, Maui College and Windward CC.

If you’re interested in Running Start, talk to your high school counselor today. You can also visit... 
for more information. Scholarships are available for eligible low-income students.

Early College High School Program

The Early College High School Program is a partnership between the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) and the University of Hawai‘i (UH) System that allows high school students to take “sheltered” college classes with their high school peers. While these classes are typically offered on high school campuses, nearly all Early College classes are currently being offered in an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The vast majority of Early College classes are taught by college professors. Students who successfully complete classes at the 100-level and above receive both high school and college credit (dual credit).

If you are a student interested in learning more about what Early College opportunities are available at your high school, please talk to your high school counselor.





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