Started in Fall 2018, this new and exciting program saves you time, money, and stress. It works like this: Residential students in our traditional undergraduate programs can receive two, tuition-free, online summer classes for each year of study at Eastern University. That’s right. Tuition = $0.00. No kidding. You pay only for books and the usual summer term fee. Here are 3 options we think you’ll love.

1. GRADUATE IN 3 YEARS: SAVE TIME & MONEY

In most of our majors, you’ll be able to complete your “4-year” degree requirements in only 3 years for the price of 3 years.  You’ll also need to take 6 credits online during each of your two intervening summer sessions. 

To take full advantage of this option, you’ll have to take 18 credits (6 classes) in each of five semesters and 19 credits in one semester, and you’ll also need to take 6 credits (2 classes) online during each of your two intervening summer sessions. Add it all up … and that’s 121 credits. Graduation in just three years. The path to graduation can be easier and perhaps a little faster if you bring in prior credit from AP tests or from dual enrollment programs.

2. LIGHTEN YOUR COURSE LOAD (AND STRESS)

Eastern University FastPass is a great way for students with jobs or vigorous extracurricular activities to lighten their load during the school year.

 

Students with Jobs: Going to school while holding down a job can be a challenge. The typical student takes 15 credits (5 classes) in a semester and many take 18 credits (6 classes). Eastern University FastPass™ allows you to postpone a few classes into the summer, creating an easier fall and spring term of just 12 to 13 credits followed by a light summer of only 6 online credits. 

Students with Vigorous Extracurricular Activities: Rewarding experiences like athletics, drama, music, and student government contribute to a well-rounded education but can also be quite time-consuming. Eastern University FastPass™ to the rescue! You can take a lighter load and catch up in the summer.

3. DOUBLE MAJORS MADE EASY

We've made it easy for you to pursue 2 different majors at the same time. Pay for college once but get two different academic qualifications. 

Many Eastern students choose to pursue 2 different majors at the same time … to “double major.” Eastern University FastPass™ makes it easier to do this because, in the 3 summers between your 4 academic years, you can take 18 extra credits for $0 tuition. You pay for college once but get two different academic qualifications. The investment creates a broad and flexible foundation for your future!

FAQs

Who qualifies?

Students in our traditional undergraduate programs, who reside on campus and maintain satisfactory academic progress, can take advantage of this program. It is open to students in all majors in all colleges, including the Templeton Honors College. (Note: While all majors qualify for free online summer classes, talk to your admissions counselor about whether your major allows you to graduate in 3 years.)

What about commuter students?

We didn’t forget you. Commuter students who carry a full-time EU traditional undergraduate course load during the academic year, but do not pay for room and board, will receive significant discounts on these summer classes (almost 50%!) We call it EU FastPass Lite. View cost per credit (look for Summer Online, Commuter FastPass Lite.)

Which classes will be offered?

The following list contains the online undergraduate courses that are offered in Summer I and Summer II and are eligible for free or reduced tuition through FastPass 2021. Available courses include those that fulfill current general education requirements (noted below), as well as electives that may fulfill certain major requirements.

SUMMER I
COMM 120 Public Speaking (Communication)
MATH 220 Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Science (Mathematics)
BIOL 105 Introductory Biology (Natural Sciences)
ENGL 225 Postcolonial Women's Novels (Cultural Perspectives)
MISS 100  Introduction to Christian World Missions (Spirituality)
ENGL 236 Young Adult Literature (Arts and Literature)
INST 270  Justice in a Pluralistic Society (Social Justice)
EDUC 211 Ed Psych (Human Behavior)
THEO 240 Introduction to Christian Theology (Spirituality)
CSCI 210 Introduction to Computing Concepts (Mathematics)
MKTG 202 Principles of Marketing (Elective)
LEAD 360 Essentials/Project Management (Elective)
FINA 350 Finance for Managers  (Elective)
CHEM 111 Applied Chemistry (Mathematics or Natural Sciences)
PSYC 220 Statistics for Social Sciences (Human Behavior or Mathematics)
CRMJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice (Elective)
CRMJ 255 Drugs and Society (Elective)
BIOL 212 Marine Biology (Natural Sciences)
POLI 104 State and Local Government (Human Behavior)
HIST 161 Modern Civilization (Western Tradition)
THEA 325 Diversity in Theatre (Cultural Perspectives or Arts and Literature)
THEA 350 History of Theatre I (Arts and Literature)
COMM 220 The Art of Film (Arts and Literature)
EDUC 417 Multicultural Education (Cultural Perspectives or Social Justice)
BIBL 100  Introducing Biblical Lit (Spirituality)
FAPA 230c (Social Justice or Arts and Literature)

SUMMER 2
COMM 120 Public Speaking (Communication)
PSYC 100 General Psychology (Human Behavior)
POLI 103 American Government (Human Behavior)
ANTH 101 Intr Cultural Anthropology (Cultural Perspectives or Human Behavior)
GEOG 201 World Geography (Human Behavior)
ENGL 235 Global Fiction (Cultural Perspectives)
MISS 100  Introduction to Christian World Missions (Spirituality)
SOWK 110 Human Diversity/Social Interaction (Human Behavior or Social Justice)
EDUC 234 Child/Adolescent Development (Elective)
ENGL 100 Fundamentals of Writing  (English Writing)
ENGL 102 College Writing (English Writing)
ENGL 245W Intr Creative Writing (Arts and Literature)
ENGL 216  American Literature II (Arts and Literature)
LEAD 310 Leadership Development (Elective)
ECON 204 Microeconomics (Elective)
BUSA 480 Business Strategy and Policy (Elective)*
CRMJ 205 Introduction to Policing (Elective)*
ENGL 204 Masterpieces of European Lit (Western Tradition or Arts and Literature)
THEA 351 History of Theatre II (Arts and Literature)
CHEM 095 Preparation for Chemistry (Elective)
CHEM 195 Prep for Organic Chemistry (Elective)
EXSC 220 Basic Nutrition Science (Elective)
MATH 140 College Algebra (Mathematics)
SOCI 105 Contemporary Social Problems (Human Behavior)
THEO 210 Christian Spirituality (Spirituality)
MUSI 250 (Cultural Perspectives or Arts and Literature)

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