The Early College Program is a dual enrollment program that offers students the opportunity to earn up to 30 hours of college credit taken at the Metropolitan Community College, Longview Campus. Courses taken through the Early College Program count for both high school and college credit.
The program works in partnership with Metropolitan Community College and University of Central Missouri to provide seamless transition to the institutions following graduation from high school. College credits taken through the Early College Program have easy transferability to all Missouri public two and four year institutions of higher education per CORE 42 (MO Department of Higher Ed. ).
MCC dual enrollment reduces college tuition costs for high school students. The tuition cost for an Early College Program student is $53.50 per credit hour. (Regular tuition rate is $107 per credit hour)
Qualifying students receive free tuition and textbooks, funded by Lee’s Summit R-7.
Transportation from your high school to the MCC - Longview Campus is provided by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, with students also having the opportunity to provide their own transportation if they prefer.
All new, degree-seeking freshmen who began the Early College Program are eligible for the following scholarships:
The Early College Program scholarship of $500 during their final semester at UCM.
A 15-to-Finish scholarship of up to $1,000 in their senior year if they complete within four years.
UCM’s Red and Black scholarship of up to $5,000.