Nonresident Early College Program Overview

About the Nonresident Early College Program

The Indiana Academy Nonresident Early College Program (NECP) enables high ability high school juniors and seniors who live within commuting distance of the Indiana Academy to earn both a high school Academic Honors Diploma and have the opportunity to accumulate a significant number of college credit hours from Ball State University. It is administered by the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities as an extension of its mission to serve students of high intellectual ability who demonstrate a commitment to scholarship. As the NECP is nonresidential, parents must provide for transportation of their son or daughter to and from the Indiana Academy campus. Students, who must enter as juniors, are able to enroll in courses at the Indiana Academy and Ball State University in order to meet the Academic Honors Diploma requirements and earn up to 60+ college credits over the two years.

Because the Indiana Academy is a public high school, there is no tuition cost for the NECP. The only costs are the normal book fees and other incidental fees. (See Costs) For information on Dual Credit courses and fees, click here.

Mission Statement

The Indiana Academy Nonresident Early College Program serves motivated students with an ability to succeed in college-level courses, a commitment to scholarship, and diverse cultural backgrounds through a challenging academic program that provides the opportunity to earn an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma while accumulating a significant number of college credits through Ball State University.