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Admissions & Recruitment
Bldg B, Room B110, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7385
Fax: 847-608-5458
Hours: M-Th 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Fridays June - Aug.

Secondary & Home School Students Options

Take advantage of ECC while you are still in high school!

  • Seamlessly transition between high school and college
  • Earn college credit
  • Build a foundation to an unlimited future

Jump Start Your College Education

Current secondary and/or home-schooled students who are college-ready may gain early access to higher education. College readiness is defined as demonstrating the ability to complete college-level work through ACT/SAT scores or the college’s placement tests. These students must follow the Secondary/Home-School Student Admission procedure to enroll in college-level classes. Decisions for student admission and enrollment are made on a case-by-case basis. Students should discuss their interest in attending ECC with their high school counselor and parent(s) prior to beginning the application process as their approval is required. Secondary and home-schooled students will be limited to registering for a maximum of six credit hours per semester. Secondary/Home-School Student Admission Process & Application

Students who are enrolling in Career Technical Dual Credit or Middle College Dual Credit programs are exempt from the Secondary/Home-School Student Admission process and restrictions.

Tech Prep Programs of Study

Your Roadmap from High School to College

Learn what courses you can take in high school to prepare for college and career. These roadmaps show the high school and postsecondary courses recommended for your Tech Prep Program. Early college credit opportunities including Tech Prep Dual Credit and Tech Prep Articulated Credit courses are illustrated on the program of study document.  More»

Earn High School & College Credit Simultaneously

Tech Prep Dual Credit Program

Students can participate in the Tech Prep Dual Credit Program at ECC during the school day and receive both high school and college credit. Enrollment in this program is limited. More»

Middle College Program

Earn college credits and high school credits at the same time by taking ECC courses. High school juniors and seniors in the top 10 percent of their class or who have at least a 3.25 GPA may qualify. More»

Earn College Credit at Your High School

Tech Prep Articulated Credit Program 

Students can participate in the Tech Prep Articulated Credit Program at their high school and earn ECC credit for the courses.  More»

Other Opportunities

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