What is Early College?
The Morton College Early College (EC) program allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college-level courses while still in high school, reducing the time and the money needed to earn a college degree.
Enroll in Early-College and you can:
- Save time and money on the cost of a college degree.
- Train for a high-demand career, helping you secure opportunities right out of college.
- Access to world-class faculty and quality resources that college students enjoy internationally.
- Receive personalized advising and career assistance, allowing you to take charge of your education.
- Develop important time management and relationship building skills as well as gain exposure to different subject matter that will serve you well in college and the workplace.
The EC program offers two ways for you to earn college credit: dual credit and dual enrollment. High school juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years old are eligible to participate.
What is Dual Credit?
Dual Credit allows high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously. You’ll get both college and high school credit without having to adjust your weekly schedule. Morton East and Morton West high school students, with the assistance of their counselors enroll in a high school course that also receives college credit from Morton College. Students who complete the course with a grade of 'C' or better earn credit for the equivalent college course.
Dual Credit Offerings:
What is Dual Enrollment?
Dual Enrollment allows high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and attend classes on campus at Morton College. Morton East and Morton West high school students enroll in a college-level course and receive college credit from Morton College. Course offerings include English, math, music, and accounting. Students can also register for college study courses, which are designed to prepare students for success in college. Courses are also available in career pathway areas of study including automotive technology, welding, and business. Students who complete the course with a grade of 'C' or better earn credit for the college-level course.
Dual Enrollment Course Offerings:
Morton College Panther Scholars Program
Morton College hosts the Panther Scholars Summer Bridge program. The Panther Scholars Program is a summer bridge program for juniors and seniors. Participants will earn 9 credit hours of college credit over the 8-week session.
In addition, participants will participate in career explorations, hands-on activities, field trips, and team building exercises. Space is limited. The application deadline is June 1. For more information, please contact Rasaan Booker, College Bridge Program Manager.