Spend Your Senior Year at College
You know who you are, what you want, and what you’re capable of—you’re a high school senior ready to make the jump to college. Now you can participate in Early College, which allows you to take your senior year of high school at CCV. Do your entire senior year of high school at CCV and earn free college credits that also count as credits towards graduating from high school.
Sign Up & Get Going
As a Vermont high school senior, CCV’s Early College Program allows you to spend your senior year at CCV earning college credits that help you graduate and get a jump on your college degree, tuition free. Students in this program enroll full-time at any of CCV’s 12 locations by taking 4 – 5 college level classes during the fall and spring of their senior year for a total of 8 – 10 classes (24+ credits).
Here’s how to apply to the Early College program:
- If you have never attended CCV, apply for admission first. You do not need to complete this step if you are a current CCV dual enrollment student. Unsure? Contact Jennifer Barrett (Jennifer.email@example.com, 802-654-0557).
- Complete the Accuplacer assessment in Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra at your nearest CCV location. Official SAT or ACT scores may be submitted for review instead.
- Gather and send the following application materials to Jennifer Barrett, Admissions Specialist, CCV-Winooski, 1 Abenaki Way, Winooski, VT 05404 by the following deadlines: Priority – June 1; Final – August 1
- the Early College Application Packet,
- the Early College assurance form (included in your application packet) signed by your high school principal,
- the Early College recommendation form completed by a teacher or your school counselor (included with the application form),
- an unopened official copy of all of your high school transcripts, and
- an essay using the following prompt: Entering the Early College program at CCV involves withdrawing from your high school and taking a fulltime schedule of college courses. In an essay of no more than two pages, explain how you know you are ready for this challenge and how you plan to be successful if accepted into the program.
Soon after your completed application is received, you will be contacted regarding your status in the Early College program. If accepted, you will then work with your school counselor and CCV to enroll in four to five fall semester courses that will also meet your high school graduation requirements. You must complete this step before you will be able to register at CCV.
Students must apply and be ready to enroll in full-time, college-level coursework. Contact Jennifer Barrett (Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-654-0557) for more information.
Early College Assurances Web Links
Curriculum Standards: http://catalog.ccv.edu
Faculty Standards: http://ccv.edu/learn-about-ccv/employment
Student Standards: http://ccv.edu/learn-about-ccv/policies-procedures/