Through the Flexible Pathways Initiative, Vermont's Early College Program (ECP) has funds available to students for programs that are developed and operated or overseen by one of the Vermont State Colleges or by an accredited private postsecondary school located in Vermont and that is approved for operation by the Secretary.
- 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 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 discipline.
- 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 student's tuition.
- Lastly, postsecondary institutions other than CCV and VAST shall not enroll more than 18 Vermont students in one academic year.
Apply to an Approved Early College Program
The following colleges have been approved to offer an Early College Program for the 2016-2017 academic year. Contact the approved college directly to apply.
Castleton State College
Jeremy Gibbons, Assistant Director of Admissions
Community College of Vermont
Natalie Searle, Director of Secondary Education Initiatives
Josh Castle, Registrar
Johnson State College
Joye Lyon, Assistant Director of Admissions
Lyndon State College
Trevor Barski, Associate Director of Admissions
Devin Holland, Academic Associate
Vermont Technical College, Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)