College Challenge

At Orleans Junior/Senior High School

Orleans Junior/Senior High School students may participate in College Challenge, an Indiana State University dual credit program that enables eligible students to earn ISU college credit in courses taught by high school teachers at Orleans Junior/Senior High School.

Courses are arranged within each student's regular schedule, not outside of regular school hours. The student earns college credit (at a significantly reduced rate) and high school credit simultaneously.


The following dual credit College Challenge course is offered at Orleans Junior/Senior High School:

To request a new course, ask the high school teacher teaching the desired course (or high school counselor) to contact the Director, College Challenge Program at email address


To be eligible, Orleans Junior/Senior High School students must:

  1. Have attained junior standing at their high school.
  2. Have attained a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  3. Be recommended for the program by their high school counselor, teacher, or principal.
  4. Have the desire and ability to do the work.


  1. To register for a College Challenge course, students must contact the high school teacher (listed above) or the high school guidance counselor. They will provide all of the necessary information and assistance, including registration forms. Early contact is essential to ensure consideration.
  2. Students should submit registration materials to the high school teacher. Students will be billed $25 per credit hour. Bills will be sent via regular postal service to the student's home address on record at ISU approximately ten days following registration.
  3. Upon completion of the registration process, students need to log on to the MyISU Portal to activate their Sycamore login. Students should contact the high school teacher for instructions for logging on to the portal. From the portal site, students can view their final grades and request official transcripts.

Note:  Students who are eligible to receive free or reduced lunch are also eligible for a tuition fee waiver. The student's high school must provide documentation of the student's free/reduced lunch eligibility.

Tuition Payment

The College Challenge tuition rate of $25 per credit hour is due in full on the date specified on the student's bill. Late or partial payments will not be accepted. If the bill is not paid in full by the payment deadline indicated on the bill, the student will be administratively withdrawn from the College Challenge course.


All students are eligible for a $400 College Challenge Success Award to attend Indiana State University (provided they earn a "C" or better in their College Challenge courses and meet other eligibility requirements).

For information on other ISU scholarships and awards, visit scholarships.

Transcript Requests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Last updated: 24 August 2010