Early college… what is it and why should you consider it? The benefits range from self-confidence to being more likely to earn a bachelor degree. Where to start… Start with a running start.
Enrolling in an early college program is like getting a running start, having the inside scoop and doing some serious multi-taking. It gives students a major advantage, not just now, but down the road. They are enrolled in college classes while in high school and earning credits for both an associate degree and their diploma at the same time. Become familiar with how things are done, learn more efficient study habits and time management skills and reduce anxiety for their freshman year.
- Save time by earning college credits in high school
- Save thousands of dollars, some of our programs have reduced or no cost tuition
- Start college with better study habits, time management skills and familiarity of how college works
- Increased high school and college graduation rates- A study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) showed that students enrolled in early college are more likely to graduate high school, and more likely to earn an associate degree as well as a bachelor degree.
You’ve thought about your first day of college your whole life. How will it be different from high school? How much homework will you have? Will you like your professors? Now Imagine your first day, already knowing your professors and having a semester or two under your belt towards your degree. You already know the way things work and you’re saving time and money. You could have your degree and be working in your field, earning a salary while your classmates are still attending class.
Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Here’s how it works. Eligible students apply to the early college program which allows them to take QCC classes online or on campus. They learn and earn college credits at a reduced rate while they are still in high school. These credits can then be used towards their high school diploma as well as an associate and/or bachelor degree.
Save time and money, gain confidence and earn college credits. Quinsigamond Community College has four programs for high school students, you can learn about them here.