Early College Program

Early College Student Profile
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The Montgomery College and Montgomery County Public Schools partnership is pleased to offer the Early College Program to qualified MCPS students.  Information sessions are held prior to the start of the program where students can learn more about the program and degree options available.  

What is Early College?

Montgomery College's innovative Early College program provides Montgomery County Public School students an opportunity to experience college-level courses, accelerate the path to degree completion and entrance into the workforce, and save money on college tuition.

The program is offered at all three MC campuses-and there are several pathways and degree tracks from which students can choose.  Participating students will complete their 11th and 12th grade years of high school while simultaneously completing their first two years of college.  They will graduate with an associate's degree from MC as well as a Maryland State High School diploma.

Qualifications

Before applying for the program, students should be able to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled at an MCPS high school as a 10th grade student
  • Have passed Mathematics and English state assessments
  • Meet the appropriate assessment levels for the program
  • Have an unweighted high school grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Have met-or be near completion-of required high school Student Service Learning hours

By the end of their 10th grade year, students should have also completed their health, physical education and technology credits.

Benefits

  • Save money (tuition and textbook costs are covered, college application fee is waived with students only paying for student fees).
  • Accelerate time to completion (students can transfer to four-year degree or enter workforce).
  • Experience the pace and rigor of academics at the college and university level
  • Small class sizes (student-teacher ratio is 17:1)
  • Embedded coaches (academic support)
  • Early College coordinators available on every campus
  • Free Ride On Bus travel

Eligibility

The Early College Program is currently available to all MCPS high school students.  Students will need to submit an Early College applicationnew window by December 2, and should have attended an Early College information session related to your choice of pathway (see the "Important Dates" sidebar).   

Admission

The following Early College pathways are currently available.  Students should review the pathway and degree information carefully before making their decision.    

  • MC Rockville Early College Pathways:
    • Science - AS Mathematics Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  and Degreenew window information
      • Students applying to this program should currently be enrolled in precalculus or a higher mathematics course; 
    • Engineering - AS General Engineering Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and Degreenew window information
      • Students applying to this program should currently be enrolled in precalculus or a higher mathematics course;
    • Business - AA Business Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and Degree new windowinformation
  • MC Germantown Early College Pathways:
    • Biological Science - AS Biological Science Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and Degree new windowinformation
      • Students applying to this program should currently be enrolled in precalculus or a higher mathematics course;
    • Business - AA Business Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and Degree information
    • Computer Science - AA Computer Science and Technologies Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and Degreenew window information
      • Students applying to this program should currently be enrolled in precalculus or a higher mathematics course; 
    • Cybersecurity - AAS Cybersecurity Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and Degreenew window information
    • Elementary/Special Education - AAT Elementary/Special Education Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and Degreenew window information
  • MC Takoma Park Early College Pathways:
    • Biological Science - AS Biological Science Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and Degreenew window information
      • Students applying to this program should currently be enrolled in precalculus or a higher mathematics course; 
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography - AAS Diagnostic Medical Sonography Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  and Degreenew window information
    • Nursing - AS Nursing Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and Degreenew window information
    • Physical Therapist Assistant - AAS Physical Therapist Assistant Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  and Degreenew window information
    • Radiologic Technology - AAS Radiologic (X-Ray) Technology Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and Degreenew window information
    • Surgical Technology - AAS Surgical Technology Pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) and Degreenew window Information

Students meeting the Program Qualifications who are interested in joining the Early College program in 2020-2021 should complete the Early College application by the extended deadline of December 2, 2019new window.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions about Early College, please contact Ms. Amy Crowley for more information. 

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