Early College

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What is Early College?

NCMC’s Early College Program is a great way for motivated high school students to get a head start on earning college credit at a deeply discounted tuition rate prior to high school graduation.  Early College students can enroll in NCMC’s college courses for a discounted tuition rate of $100 per credit hour.

How Would Early College Help Me?

Enrolling in the Early College Program will benefit high school students in the following ways:

  • Early completion of your college degree
  • Free admission
  • Discounted tuition
  • Get a head start on desired career programs through early completion of prerequisite courses
  • Small class sizes and online options
  • A great education!

What are the Eligibility Requirements to be an Early College Student?

High school student eligibility to participate in Early College requires that students must have the minimum, non-weighted, cumulative, high school grade-point average listed below:

Students in the 11th and 12th grades must have an overall minimum grade point average of  2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
Students in the 10th grade must have an overall minimum grade point average of  3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Students in the 9th grade must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT.

High school students must also meet the same requirements for admission to individual courses (e.g., English or mathematics) as those required of on-campus students (e.g., ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PLAN, or other placement test scores). Specific placement tests may not be required for admission to some college courses.

Interested in Getting Started?  Apply for Free Today!

Follow the steps below to get started.  The application below is only for students that are currently in high school and are applying to NCMC as a high school student wanting to take additional college credit prior to high school graduation.

If you have questions please contact Early College Director, Whitney Trump at (660) 357-6318 or wtrump@mail.ncmissouri.edu

Step 1

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Early College Application


Important Dates/Deadlines

*Application and transcript deadlines are on the date indicated at 4:00pm central time



Step 2

Request Transcripts/Test Scores

Have official transcripts from all previously attended institutions and military transcripts sent to NCMC at the following address:

North Central Missouri College

Attn: Admissions Office
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683

What’s an official transcript?

High school transcripts may be mailed or emailed from the registrar or high school counselor’s office directly to the NCMC admissions office. The high school transcript must contain a signature in order to be considered official. To verify A+, the transcript must also include the A+ stamp.

All transcripts from higher education institutions must be mailed or submitted through an official electronic service from the sending institution directly to the NCMC admissions office (emailed copies will be accepted from higher education institutions).

Faxed copies will NOT be accepted from either high schools or higher education institutions. If hand-delivered, ALL transcripts must remain in their original sealed envelope from the sending institution (a broken seal will cause the transcript to be considered unofficial).

*If you have taken classes at another college (including dual credit courses), an official transcript(s) must be submitted.

Provide NCMC with a copy of your ACT or Placement test scores. If your math scores are more than three years old OR you need to test, you may sign up for testing.

Register for Testing


Step 3

Contact the Early College Director

Once you have applied and sent your transcripts contact the Early College Director, Whitney Trump, to ensure all paperwork is in order. Whitney will be available to help guide you through each step of the enrollment process. She will be your personal NCMC Advisor while you are still in high school and will assist you with the questions you may have throughout your Early College experience!

Contact Information:

Whitney Trump, Early College Director
wtrump@mail.ncmissouri.edu
(660) 357-6318


Step 4

If needed, arrange for Disability services

Accessibility Services provides coordination of support services and accommodations for all qualified students with disabilities. Through collaboration and support of the entire campus community, the Accessibility Services office ensures that all individuals have access to college life at its fullest. Services and accommodations are determined individually based on disability documentation.

Visit Disability Services


Step 5

Welcome to NCMC!

After registering for classes you are ready to purchase textbooks!

Visit NCMC’s Online Bookstore

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