Finish your first two years of college – before you’ve graduated high school!
What is Early College?
Early college students spend their junior and senior years of high school taking college
classes full time. This fully-immersive college experience allows students to get
a real college experience, graduating with both a high school diploma and an Associate’s
Why Early College?
Earn Your Diploma and Your Degree
We work with your high school to ensure that the classes you take at STLCC earn high
school credit, too. This means you stay on track for high school graduation, while
working toward an Associate’s Degree at STLCC.
Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds
With school permission, you can still participate in high school extracurriculars,
sports and events. Enjoy the best of what your high school and STLCC campuses have
Credits that Transfer
When you choose STLCC, you choose to earn credits that are designed to transfer. So
when you move on to another college or university, you can trust the work you’ve put
in will count. Learn more about Missouri's CORE 42 Program for classes that are transferable, guaranteed.
Each partner high school maintains their own application process. In addition to your
high school’s requirements, you must also be junior with a 2.0 GPA or higher at the start of the program. This requirement ensures you’ll have enough time to
earn an Associate’s Degree before high school graduation.
Most Early College programs cost $72.50/credit hour. However, some school districts cover partial or full cost of attendance. Check with
your high school counselor to learn more about your school’s program.
Participating Schools & Districts
Affton School District
Ritenour School District
Bayless School District
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District
Rockwood School District
Clayton School District
Mehlville-Oakville School District
St. Louis Public Schools
Ferguson-Florissant School District
Meramec Valley R-III School District (Pacific High School)