Opportunity for High School Students to Earn College Credit

March 17, 2015 | Campus News

This summer East Central College will once again offer high school juniors and seniors a unique opportunity to earn college credit at a reduced tuition rate.

The Summer Scholars program provides an institutional scholarship for eligible high school juniors and seniors to attend at a cost of $60 per credit hour for selected 2015 summer semester courses. Students are taught by ECC faculty at ECC locations or online alongside enrolled ECC students.

“We instituted this program last summer and we’re excited to provide this opportunity to high school students who’ve shown an interest in college coursework.” said Nathaniel Mitchell, ECC’s director of admissions. “The program also highlights our dual credit program and how beneficial it is for students to begin their college career while they are in high school.”

Those eligible for the program include high school students in the graduating class of 2015 or 2016 who enrolled in dual credit, dual technical credit or dual enrollment courses with ECC or any other accredited Missouri college or university.  Current seniors who were enrolled as dual credit students as juniors are also eligible.  The class offerings include accounting, art, business, communications, computer science, English, history, math, music, philosophy, physical education, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, and a variety of sciences.

Interested students will need to complete an application for admission and the Summer Scholars agreement form and supply proof of dual credit classes. Students will be responsible for purchasing/obtaining appropriate books and supplies. Special fees may also apply to some courses.

Summer session classes begin Monday, June 1. Due to the winter weather that is causing some districts to extend their school calendar, students should contact ECC if a class schedule conflicts with the end of the school year.

Those interested in the program can apply online at www.EastCentral.edu/summerscholars or contact the Student Service Center at 636-584-6588 or Admissions@eastcentral.edu.