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Step Ahead

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Experience college life and earn college credit while you’re still in high school. The Step Ahead program allows high school juniors and seniors to attend classes on the GCU campus. You will interact with professors and students in the classroom while enhancing your academic portfolio and advancing your college education.

Upon completing a Step Ahead course(s), students can request a transcript to be sent to another institution. If you subsequently are accepted at GCU and enroll here, you will enjoy immediate advanced standing.

Take the Next Step

To apply to our Step Ahead program, please visit our Apply page and begin a Non-Matriculating Application.  While completing the application, you will be able to specify that you are a Step Ahead student in the Enrollment Information section, where you can list the course(s) that you wish to take.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at