Early College Program

Early CollegeThe Early College Program allows eligible high school students the opportunity to complete a number of college courses while still in high school, giving them a head start on a college degree and saving substantial dollars on college tuition.  High school students residing in the Southeastern Illinois College district who have completed their freshman year of high school are eligible to apply for the Early College.  Students must meet all eligibility requirements.  Freshmen and sophomores may participate in the Early College Program during the summer semester only.  Juniors and seniors may participate during the summer, fall and spring semesters. 

more information about eligibility for the Early College Program.


Students accepted into the Early College Program will receive a tuition scholarship; however, fees and other associated course expenses, including textbooks, must be paid by the student.

Courses that fall within the Early College Program are baccalaureate transfer courses and online Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.  If approved by the high school, courses may be taken for dual credit, which allows students to receive high school credit as well as college credit.  Courses may also be taken as dual enrollment courses, with only college credit being earned.

Not all courses are offered each semester.