What classes can/should I take?

  • You can take any classes for which you meet the testing prerequisites. An advisor will work with you to help you take classes that count towards high school requirements and that match your college and career aspirations.

I was dropped for lack of tuition payment. Now what?

  • If there are seats open in the course(s) you were enrolled in, we can re-enroll you. Contact the Early College Programs office at earlycollege@eastcentral.edu.

Is financial aid available?

  • Financial aid and scholarships are not available for Early College students while still in high school. Once students graduate high school they may be eligible for financial aid.

Will Dual Credit/Enrollment have a long-term effect on my financial aid eligibility?

  • Failing or withdrawing from a dual credit or dual enrollment class may have an impact on your future financial aid eligibility at East Central College. If you plan to attend ECC after high school graduation you will be held accountable to Financial Aid’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. For more detailed information, please refer to ECC Financial Aid.

How many classes can I take?

  • Please check with your high school counselor.

Will I get college and high school credit for my college course?

  • The high school determines if you will receive high school credit for the college course taken through ECC. Check with your high school counselor or principal before enrolling, and have them sign off on the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Application

My high school is off for the day. Do I need still to attend my ECC class?

  • If you normally attend class at your high school, you wouldn’t be able to attend your Dual Credit class. However, if you’re taking a course at East Central College, then you’re required to follow ECC’s academic calendar. Therefore, you must attend class, unless ECC has a holiday or is closed.

What do I do if I’m sick or can’t get to class?

  • You should refer to your course syllabus for your instructor’s attendance policy. You should also email or call your instructor to let him or her know that you won’t be attending and to find out how to make up the work.

Do I receive a midterm grade?

  • You will only receive a midterm grade if you are earning a ‘D’ or ‘F’ at the time of midterm. The purpose of a midterm grade is to let you know how you’re doing in a class so that you can work to bring your grade up before final grades are assigned.

What’s the difference between a drop and a withdrawal?

  • You have until the 10th day of the semester to drop a class for a tuition refund. A dropped class will not show up on your transcript. A withdrawal is a safeguard if you are at risk of failing a course. You can withdrawal up until the 10th week of the semester, and you will receive a ‘W’ grade. The ‘W’ is not factored into your GPA, but it will become a part of your official transcript and may impact your financial aid eligibility.

What do I need to do to withdraw from an Early College course?