Students & Parents

If you're a high school junior or senior and have the desire for more advanced and challenging coursework, then College Challenge might be exactly what you're looking for.

The College Challenge program is a cooperative agreement between Indiana State University and participating high schools that enables high school students to earn college credit without ever having to step foot on campus. This type of partnership is called dual credit or concurrent enrollment. For each course successfully completed, you earn credits toward your college degree and high school diploma simultaneously. College Challenge will not only afford you the convenience of taking college courses at your high school during regular hours, but it will give you a unique opportunity to get started on your college education at a special, highly-reduced tuition rate.

Program Benefits

  • Earn transferable college credit hours for each course completed
  • Fulfill academic requirements for the Indiana Core 40 Academic Honors Diploma
  • Complete courses during your regular school day, no night classes or on-campus visits
  • Test your ability to do academic work at a college level before you graduate high school
  • Ease the unpredictable transition from high school to college
  • Save money on your education at a fraction of the cost of on-campus courses
  • Shorten the time it takes to complete your college degree
  • Access a wealth of resources, including the ISU library resources and online databases

Download the application-pdf.png College Challenge Student Guide (PDF) to learn more about how the College Challenge program can benefit your academic career.

Participating High Schools

College Challenge courses are currently available at the following high schools:

Admission Requirements

Eligibility requirements must be verified by a high school official prior to acceptance into the College Challenge program. Individuals must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission into the program:

  • Indiana student who has completed the regular curriculum through the tenth grade and who is entering their junior or senior year of high school
  • 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Submission of College Challenge application and a high school transcript

If you have reviewed the admission requirements and have determined you are eligible for the College Challenge program, you can begin the Registration Process.

Tuition & Scholarships

College Challenge coordinators have worked with high schools and parents to make advanced education more affordable to students through reduced tuition rates and scholarship opportunities. Students and their parents should be informed of the following:

  • Students enrolled in the College Challenge Program receive a significantly reduced tuition rate at a current fee rate of $25 per credit hour or $75-$100 per course. Students who are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program at their high school receive a waiver for the full price of their College Challenge tuition (verification of program eligibility provided by high school administrator).

Learn more about Tuition & Scholarships

Transferring Course Credits

College Challenge courses are generally limited to courses found on the Indiana Core Transfer Library, which is a list of courses that will transfer among all Indiana public college and university campuses, assuming adequate grades. To learn more about transferability of individual courses, please visit Transfer Indiana.

Requesting Transcripts

Dual credit earned through the College Challenge Program is recorded on an official Indiana State University transcript. This transcript is part of the student's permanent record at ISU. Students who wish to use ISU credit at another institution must request an official transcript be sent to the intended college or university.

Have a Question?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding the College Challenge program. If you have a question or require immediate assistance, please contact us.


Jill Blunk
College Challenge Program
Indiana State University
134E Tirey Hall
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
Phone: (812) 237-2670
Fax: (812) 237-2525

High School Students & Parents:

Please contact your high school counselor for more information about College Challenge. High School Educators:

If you are a high school educator or administrator, please contact the College Challenge director for assistance:
Jill Blunk