Early College

 Early College Kids

Welcome to the Early College Program! 

The program provides high school students an opportunity to get an early start into college by taking courses while still enrolled in high school. Students accepted into the Early College program receive a tuition waiver from Central Arizona College for up to 5 college credit hours. The tuition waiver covers regular in-state tuition and fees. Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks, class materials, and are responsible for their own transportation to and from campus.

Who can participate in the Early College Program?

To be eligible for Early College, students must be:

  • A Pinal County resident 
  • A current student who has completed their sophomore or junior year at a Pinal County High School
  • Students must receive authorization from their high school guidance counselor
  • Students must receive authorization from their parent or legal guardian

What are the requirements to be in the Early College program?

When are classes offered?

Central Arizona College offers classes throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. The Fall 2014 semester begins on August 18, 2014 and the Spring 2015 semester begins January 20, 2015. Please see the Schedule of Classes for a current listing of all available classes.

How do I get started?

  1. Complete an Early College Application Form (available from your school counselor)
  2. Complete the college placement test in reading, writing, and math.
  3. Meet with an Academic Advisor to review scores and select courses.
  4. Enroll in CPD101 
  5. Students must submit the following to the Records and Registration Office:
    • Early College Application
  6. Register for and attend a CAC Orientation

What else should students know about the Early College program?

Early College students are members of the CAC student body and are expected to adhere to the college rules, regulations, and the Student Code of Conduct.

More Information

For more information about the Early College Program please contact Luis Sanchez at earlycollege@centralaz.edu


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