Early College

Early College of Muskegon County (ECMC)

What is Early College?

ECMC takes place during the 11th, 12th & 13th years of a student's high school career.  It is a program that allows selected students to extend high school by one year in order to earn both their high school diploma and up to 62 college credits from Muskegon Community College (MCC) at no cost to the student.  For more details, see the ECMC brochure or the ECMC website.

Who is Eligible for ECMC?

The program is designed for students who will be the first from their families to attend college or students who need extra support to continue their education. Students served by the program may not have the financial resources to attend college, may reside in single-parent households, be homeless, or be part of other underrepresented groups. Selection is also based on GPA (2.5 - 3.5), attendance, progress toward high school graduation, and test scores.

How to Apply?

Students must apply before March of their 10th grade year.  Please watch your emails and listen to announcements for enrollment information.  With the help from MCC Academic Advisors, you will complete an application and have an interview to see if the program is a good fit for you.  The MCC Advisors will then walk you through the process of registering for classes.  They will continue to be your "go to" people throughout the program.