Early College Options
NC State offers college credit to current high school students as well as high school graduates. You can take college classes while in high school and apply them towards a degree.
College Credit Plus - Early College opportunities have been restructured as College Credit Plus to allow students to earn college credit while in high school. Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO), Dual Enrollment, and Seniors to Sophomores are now College Credit Plus.
CollegeNOW - High school students are able to graduate with their high school diploma AND an associate degree from North Central State College! How? An exciting Engineering Academy, College-Now, has been developed through a partnership between career and technology centers, area high schools, businesses, and North Central State College. This program offers a unique opportunity for qualified students to get on the fast track to earn an Engineering Technology Associate degree right along with their high school diploma.
College Tech Prep - The North Central Ohio College Tech Prep Consortium works with 27 area high schools and 5 local career centers covering a seven county area, to create seamless career technical education programs that begin in the Junior year of high school and continue through an associate degree in college and beyond.
Tech Prep programs stress mathematics, science, communication, and technology. They also emphasize teamwork, handson learning, work-site experiences, critical thinking, and problem solving.