Early College

The Early College Scholars program allows eligible high school students to earn at least 15 hours of transferable college credit while completing the requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma. The result is a more productive senior year and a substantial reduction in college tuition. Students earning a college degree in seven semesters instead of eight can save an average of $5,000 in expenses.

To qualify for the Early College Scholars program, a student must:

  • Have a "B" average or better;
  • Be pursuing an Advanced Studies Diploma; and
  • Take and complete college-level course work (i.e., AP, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge, or duel enrollment) that will earn at least 15 transferable college credits.
 Early College Scholars are supported by Virtual Virginia and the Transfer Virginia initiative. Virtual Virginia provides statewide access to college-level courses while Transfer Virginia provides transparent and consistent information related to dual enrollment coursework and offers details about how your studies can apply to future work on an associate or a bachelor’s degree.