Future Students

Early College Access Program

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AACC's Jump Start program is now called the Early College Access Program (ECAP.) It's the same great program at the same great price – 50% discount on tuition. Through ECAP students age 16 and older can take courses at AACC while they’re still in high school and receive college credit that may be transferable to a four-year college or university.

Save time – Reduce the time it takes to graduate from college

Save money – Why wait and pay the full price later at AACC or pay significantly more at a four-year college? Submit your ECAP application form for each semester to receive the 50% tuition discount.

Increase your competitive edge – More colleges and universities want to see college coursework prior to admission.

Discover your passion – Try out a course in your desired field to see if it’s a good fit for you.

Enjoy the Full Benefits of Being an AACC Student
Once you are enrolled in an AACC credit course, you are an AACC student, just like every other enrolled credit student with the exact same benefits. You will receive student discounts on performances; have access to the pool, gym and library; and tap into our student services including tutoring and access to the math, writing and technology labs. You are not limited to taking classes during traditional school hours, nor are you limited to taking courses on the Arnold campus.

Interested in Dual Credit?
In some cases you may be able to earn both high school credit and college credit for the AACC course through ECAP. (This is handled differently by school systems so look for details in the enrollment section.)


Other Credit High School Programs
If you are under 16 years old or the courses you’d like to take don't qualify for ECAP (most do) check out other ways AACC offers credit for high school students.

Contact our Admissions Office at 410-777-2243 or admissions@aacc.edu.