Earn College Credits While You’re in High School

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You can also request a telephone call from an Outreach Center employee. We will be responding to students in the order in which requests are received. Staff will be working Mon-Thur 8am-6pm and Fri 8am-5pm.

College Credit

MCC offers programs for high school students to take classes and earn college credits. Starting college in high school saves time and money plus offers special support services to make the college transition successful. Some students graduate MCC with an associate's degree at the same time they receive their high school diploma!

Take Dual Enrollment classes at your high school earning college credits or take Concurrent Enrollment classes on the MCC campus while you are in high school.

Early College has a great selection of specialty programs to get high school students on the road to college success. If you are homeschooled, you can take classes at MCC in person or online. Achieving a College Education (ACE) is a scholarship program for students who are first-generation to college, from single-parent households or meet other criteria. Hoop of Learning is for American Indian students. During the summer, there are Camps, College Starts Now and the Early College Academy. Explore more about these on the column to your left.

Earn College Credits

Start earning college credit while you’re still in high school.

Save on Tuition

With 75% lower Maricopa County resident tuition rates than state universities, MCC makes college affordable.

Transfer Your Credits

You know your hard work will pay off with MCC Early College programs. Transfer the MCC credits you’ve earned to four-year universities in Arizona and more than 40 colleges around the country.

Use Free MCC Resources

Enjoy free access to the library, tutoring, career discovery, job searches, parking, counseling and service-learning volunteer opportunities.

Start Getting Ahead Today

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment

Take classes with your friends at your high school. Some credits apply toward your high school graduation, too. If you attend a Mesa school, meet with your MCC on-campus advisor. Also, you can meet with a recruiter on the MCC campus. Call the Early College office at 480-461-6200.

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment

Get a head start on being college-wise by taking classes on an MCC campus. You will be part of your high school group, known as a cohort, while attending real college classes and getting special support from Early College staff as well as all the great FREE support services always available at MCC such as tutoring, job searches, career advising and more.

Specialty Programs

Achieving a College Education (ACE)

Achieving a College Education (ACE)

You must be enrolled in high school and be in the 10th grade. Applications taken only during the Fall semester.

College Starts Now

College Starts Now

This summer program in early June prepares incoming 9th graders to develop college-going plans and goals.

Early College Academy

Early College Academy

Through partnerships with Mesa Public Schools, Early College Academy high school students begin their college experience after their freshman year in high school.

Homeschool Families

Homeschool Families

MCC is a great resource for homeschoolers. If you are under 18 without a high school diploma or GED, you can take college courses through MCC.

Hoop of Learning (HOL)

Hoop of Learning (HOL)

This long-established high school to college bridge program has been meeting the academic and cultural needs of American Indian students for generations.

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Music, art, theatre, computer technology, sports, apps and multimedia madness are a few of affordable and sometimes free camps offered for K-12 students.