SUU Launches ECO Summer Program for Highschoolers

Published: March 27, 2024 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Woman sitting outside with a tabletSouthern Utah University has proudly launched its summer Early College Online (ECO) program, providing affordable college credit opportunities for high school students, including those from home-school or private school backgrounds.

With 21 online summer classes available, priced at just $75 per credit, SUU's ECO program aims to make higher education accessible and affordable. This initiative empowers students to jumpstart their college journey, preparing them for future academic and career success. These classes can transfer back to the high school to fulfill dual credit. This program does not interfere with the concurrent enrollment courses earned at local universities and colleges, but can supplement those classes and help students make the most of their summer break.

"The SUU Early College Online program makes the benefits of low-cost early college coursework accessible to all qualified high school students – local, national or international. This program empowers students to gain knowledge, develop skills, prepare for the future and earn meaningful college credit at affordable rates," said Michelle Lambert, director of Concurrent Enrollment and Early College Online at SUU. "Our ECO program opens doors for students to unlock their potential with credits used to complete their General Education (GE) Certificate of Proficiency.”

It’s free to apply and enrollment is simple. Visit the ECO webpage to explore courses and upload your transcripts verifying a 3.0 or higher GPA. For more information, contact your local high school counselor or email the ECO office at

SUU fosters accessibility and inclusivity in higher education, offering world-class learning experiences across various disciplines. With more than 150 undergraduate and 32 graduate and certificate programs, SUU offers a wide range of project-based learning opportunities for real-world experience.

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