Early College - Dual Enrollment

​Welcome to the MXC Early College Page!

Join the Early College program to enroll in college-level courses while still in high school, reducing both the time and the money needed to earn a college degree.

The Early College program offers two ways for y​ou 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. If you are younger than 16 and want to participate in Early College, you must get approval from the college president or vice president of your desired City Colleges location.


Dual Enrollment

As a high school junior or senior, you can enroll at one of the City Colleges of Chicago and attend classes on campus. Classes cover subjects like English, math, foreign languages, and science. Students can also register for career pathway courses, which are designed to prepare them for work in a high-demand industry. Career pathway areas of study include automotive technology, business, early childhood development, logistics, and IT.


Dual Credit;

If you’re a junior or senior at a participating high school, you can take college credit classes at your school through the dual credit program with City Colleges. You’ll get both college and high school credit without having to adjust your weekly schedule.                                                  

Join us for an Information Session to learn more about the programs we have to offer. 


Steps to Register for Early College:      

1.  Apply to the City Colleges of Chicago       

     email document to atafoya1@ccc.edu 

3.  Submit your high school transcripts (ask your counselor)

     email document to atafoya1@ccc.edu 

4.  Submit test scores/take our placement test MATH and English Exam 

5.  Fill out course registration forms    

6.  Register for an Orientation​


Join us for an information session to learn more about our early college programs and how you can participate while in high school! Register here (link: https://cccedu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvduGhqD8qHdJso_XJZmnaKR1oppacMngX)


Alejandra Tafoya            
Assistant Dean of Early College          
Email: atafoya1@ccc.edu                
​ 312.850.7493​