Rose Accelerate

Rose Accelerate

Build STEM preparation by taking college coursework now and earning credit toward a Rose‑Hulman degree.

Accelerate your path through college!

Get a head start on your college coursework, with Rose Accelerate! This summer online program allows eligible high school juniors and seniors, as well as admitted first-year college students who meet course requirements, to enroll in courses taught by faculty at one of the nation's top STEM colleges and earn credits towards a Rose-Hulman degree!

As a Rose Accelerate student, you'll be in class with students like you. Students who are passionate about learning - especially about science and math. Many will also be your future peers at Rose-Hulman.

Rose Accelerate course offerings and Dates

The following courses are only available to eligible high school juniors and seniors, as well as admitted first-year college students:

  • Chemistry and Chemistry Lab 

  • 4 semester credit hours - Requires completion of at least one high school chemistry course and Algebra 2
  • Calculus I

  • 4 semester credit hours - Requires completion of pre-calculus and trigonometry

The following courses are only available to eligible high school juniors and seniors, and admitted first-year college students integrated with current Rose-Hulman students:

Course dates run June 3-August 20, 2021.

Qualify for Rose 2

Students who successfully complete Rose Accelerate courses can apply those credits towards admittance into the Rose 2  program, which offers qualified Rose-Hulman students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor's and master's degree concurrently in 4 years at no additional cost!

Learn more about Rose 2


Students interested in Rose Accelerate must meet the following criteria:

  • An admitted first-year Rose-Hulman student (Class of 2021), or
  • A high school junior (Class of 2023) or senior (Class of 2022) who is academically successful, and on track to complete:
    • 4 years of math
    • 4 years of English
    • 2 years of social sciences
    • Science classes in biology, chemistry, and physics
  • Recommended by a school counselor to be able to manage rigor of introductory college coursework
  • Acknowledge ability to meet online technology requirements
  • If possible, demonstrated college readiness by:
    • Standardized Test Score of:
    • ACT Math of 24 or higher or PACT Math of 22 or higher, or
    • SAT Math of 550 or higher or PSAT Math of 520 or higher
    • ACT English of 21 or higher or PACT English of 19 or higher, or
    • SAT EBRW of 500 or higher or PSAT of 470 or higher
  • Admitted students without standardized test scores and requesting enrollment in Calculus I must complete ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning to demonstrate academic readiness.
  • First-year college students (Class of 2021) not attending Rose-Hulman may apply for admission to the Rose Accelerate program.

ROSE ACCElerate costs

Costs for Rose Accelerate are based on credit hours earned:

  • 3-credit-hour course: $2,500
  • 4-credit-hour course: $3,000 
  • Additional costs may apply for textbook access and lab supplies. 

Application deadline: April 25 - All materials must be received by this date.


Ready to apply to Rose Accelerate?

Click the link below to send your application to our Director of Pre-College Programs today!

Summer Programs at Rose Hulman

Learn more about our other summer programs - Operation Catapult, Project Select and Creation Crates - where can can share your love of STEM with other high-ability students like you who are considering attending Rose-Hulman.
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Operation Catapult

Come to Rose-Hulman the summer before your junior or senior year in high school and spend two weeks in a fun and exciting engineering experience. Operation Catapult is something you'll never forget!

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Project SELECT

Be among the select few to come to Rose-Hulman during the summers after your freshman or sophomore years for this exciting STEM experience. Project SELECT lets you get hands-on with science and engineering in a way you've never done before.
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Creation Crates

Creation Crates is the Rose‑Hulman experimental engineering design-at-home program for high school students.

Rose Accelerates News

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New Summer Program Lets Students Accelerate Rose-Hulman Degrees

Rene Hankins

Rene Hankins

Director of Pre-College Outreach
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Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
Phone: 800-248-7448
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