With the Early College Program you can...
Learn from college instructors.Early College courses are taught by SCC faculty – all of whom meet the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) credential requirements.
Am I eligible?To be eligible for the Early College Program students must be at least 16 years of age and have completed their sophomore year in high school. Students must also meet the minimum score on SCC's placement tests for curriculum courses at SCC or SAT/ACT scores that meet the minimum college requirement.
How can I enroll in the Early College Program?Talk with your parents or guardian, and meet with a high school guidance counselor to see if Early College is right for you. Contact SCC Admissions and request more information on the Early College Program or follow the steps to enrollment below.
For more information ...Meet with your high school counselor and call SCC Admissions at (864) 592-4800.
Credits earned before high school graduation do not count against semester limits for the LIFE scholarship.
View/Download the Early College Student Handbook (PDF)
View/Download Early College "Early Bird" Newsletter: Spring 2016 | Fall 2016 | Spring 2017 | Fall 2017
Complete the following forms and return them to the SCC Admissions Center -
There is no application fee for applying. You will need to consult with your high school or career center guidance counselor for approval to take dual credit classes and to obtain their signature on the application.
Follow up with the Financial Aid Office and the Business Office to confirm that your tuition and fees are paid. Don’t get deleted! If you have not paid your tuition by the specified deletion dates, you will lose your class schedule and have to pay $75 to re-register.Once tuition and fees are paid, obtain your parking decal at the Business Office, have your SCC student ID made in the Admissions Center, and purchase books for classes at The Book Inn.
many SCC Early College students, learning about the dual enrollment program can
be a family affair. In this case, Hunter
McLeod was introduced to SCC Early College classes by his sister, Cayce, who
took several dual enrollment classes in the program during the 2014-2015 school
year. Hunter realized the opportunity
awaiting him as he saw this as a way to get ahead and save money at the same
time. He states that high school students
should “take dual enrollment to get the experience and credit, rather than
filling your schedule up with a study hall or filler class.”
started taking SCC Early College classes as a junior in high school and earned
an Associate of Arts degree and high school diploma at the same time. In order for him to take full advantage of
the SCC Early College program, Hunter realized that he had to give up some of
his social life and face semesters with a heavy load of both high school and
college classes. While in the program,
Hunter served as the head drum major for the Byrnes High Rebel Regiment Band,
but he didn’t let a demanding schedule stop his success.
experienced the SCC Early College program from all angles as he took SCC dual
enrollment at Byrnes High School, the SCC Tyger River campus, and SCC central
campus. He says that his experience was
great at all the locations and that he particularly felt at home at the Tyger
River campus. Experiencing the variety
of student cultures, good instructors, and smaller staffs of SCC led to an
enjoyable Early College experience. A
bachelor’s degree, medical school, and a medical career are all targets that
Hunter is aiming to hit after his time here at SCC. Hunter advises Early College students to “not
be afraid to push themselves, because dual enrollment classes count and
shouldn’t be taken for granted.”
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