Student Services

 

Earn your diploma and a college degree in just three years!

Early College Muskegon County is a program that allows selected students to extend high school by one year in order to earn both their diploma and up to 62 college credits from Muskegon Community College (MCC) at no cost to the student. Students receive special support to help improve their academic performance as they complete both high school and college coursework and secure their future education and career related goals. While students must provide their own transportation to the MCC campus, all other college costs including registration and technology fees, textbooks, and materials needed to complete the courses of study are covered.

  • Degree earned by extending high school graduation by one year
  • Students receive support services throughout their Early College experience 

  • Enjoy high school activities as well as high school extracurricular activities

  • Enjoy college intramural teams and club sports as well as other college educational activities

  • Tutoring services and libraries available at both the high school and college 

  • Complete your diploma and FREE college degree

     

Selection Process

Phase I

Application

Letters of Recommendation Written Essay

Phase II

Complete MCC Ready to Succeed assessment

Interview with the Student’s Family

Interview with the Student

 

10th GRADE

Students apply during their 10th grade year. Applications are due by the first Monday of May. Each year a maximum of four tenth-grade students from each public school district will be accepted into the program. Additionally, up to five students will be accepted from charter, non-public schools, or home-school environment. Accepted students will attend a two-week orientation program at Muskegon Community College.

 

11th GRADE

  • Begin program with half day at high school and complete 13 college hours

  • Attend College Success Seminar

  • Receive support services by attending a weekly one-hour class on the MCC campus

  • Dean and Mentor will be available for individual needs

  • Complete three college hours in the summer or may elect to take between grades 12 and 13

 

12th GRADE

  • Attend high school at least two hours

  • Complete 22 college hours

  • Receive support services by attending a weekly one-hour class on the MCC campus

  • Dean and Mentor will be available for individual needs

  • Complete three college hours in the summer if not completed in summer before grade 12

 

13th GRADE

  • Complete 24 college hours and high school fourth year math course at MCC

  • Receive support services by attending a weekly one-hour class on the MCC campus

  • Dean and Mentor will be available for individual needs 

     

For more information, interested high school students should contact their high school counselors. The application deadline this year is Friday, February 21, 2014. Download the application here.