With the 2013 passage of the Flexible Pathways bill (Act77), Vermont's Early College Program has expanded with funds being made available to students beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year for programs that are developed and operated or overseen by one of the Vermont State Colleges, by the University of Vermont, or by an accredited private postsecondary school located in Vermont and that is approved for operation by the Secretary.
Highlights of Act 77 include:
Colleges and Universities may develop an early admission
program that allows high school seniors to take a full year of
college-level classes while completing their high school degree.
The Early College Program (ECP) simultaneously serves as a
student's senior year of high school and a full year of college
credit. Students may take a year-long course of study in any
Funding for the accepted high school seniors is an amount
equal to 87 percent of the base education. The Vermont Secretary
of Education shall make payment directly to the postsecondary
institution, which shall accept the amount as full payment of the
Lastly, postsecondary institutions other than CCV and VAST
shall not enroll more than 18 Vermont students in one academic
Approved Early College Programs
The Vermont Agency of Education is pleased to announce Colleges
that have been approved to offer an Early College Program
beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Approved colleges with
contact information for questions are listed below.
Early College Program Contact
Joanna Morse, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services