What is Early College?
Early College is a dual enrollment program where high school students take college courses for both college and high school credit. The earned college credits not only satisfy your high school requirements for graduation but may be applied towards a degree at Jefferson State Community College or the University of Alabama at Birmingham or possibly transferred to another college or university.
Why would Early College Interest me?
Early College gives motivated students like you an opportunity to start college while in high school. You will have the opportunity to take courses your high school may not offer; get exposed to potential career paths, and learn what is expected of college students. Once you graduate from high school and enroll in college, you will be way ahead of your peers. You will save time and money!
How do I qualify for Early College?
Students may apply to Early College in January of their 9th grade year and are invited to participate in Early College based on their test scores, academic record, and attendance. Students who are not selected may apply. Students must have a 3.0 G.P.A and a willingness to work hard!
How much will it cost me?
It is monetarily free! You will have to be committed to your studies and maintain your G.P.A.
Does this mean I am a college student?
What if I decide to attend a different college after high school graduation?
Transfer your hours to that college.