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Early College

Early College is a program for high school students within the Grand Traverse region and Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District (ISD) to earn college credits and up to an associate degree by completing coursework at their home high schools, at Northwest Ed Services (formerly TBAISD), or WMISD Career-Tech Centers, and on Northwestern Michigan College's campus.

Participating students and parents will see significant tuition cost savings and be on a faster track to obtaining a college degree. Course tuition is funded through Michigan school aid funds.

Early College Programs

Simply Put, Early College is:

  • Public, tuition-free
  • An extended high school program including a 13th year
  • Integrated with high school courses
  • Includes college campus experience
  • Degree and career-focused

Find information on Dual Enrollment here

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Benefits of Early College

  • Tuition cost savings
  • Career fast track
  • High-value/low cost
  • Accelerated learning
  • Reduced time in college
  • Blended learning