Prospective Early College Students

Why Early College?

Participating students and parents will recognize significant tuition cost savings and be on a faster track to obtaining college degrees, certifications and employment.

How Does it Work?

Students who enroll in the following North Ed Career Tech programs are eligible to apply for admission into the Early College program:  Agriscience, Health Sciences, Business Careers, Writers Studio, Information Technology, Engineering Academy, Precision Machining, and Teacher Academy.

Students will be selected for participation in accordance with Northwestern Michigan College and Ferris State University admission requirements. Early College students who qualify will work with advisors to select a sequence of high school and college courses leading to completion of all Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements, as well as an associates degree or technical certificate and/or a minimum of 32 transferrable college credits upon successful completion of the program.  College Credit Opportunities Chart

Learn More at Information Meetings 

Early College Information Meetings - March 15 and 17 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Join North Ed Early College for virtual information meetings on March 15 and March 17, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. Google Meet links:

During the sessions, Early College Coordinator Ashley Darga will help students and families understand the features and benefits of the program and guide you through the registration process.  You may contact Ashley at with questions.

Get Started with the Application Process

When you have enrolled at Career Tech and decided that Early College could be the right path for you, applying is the next step. To be considered for the program, complete the following applications to North Ed Early College and Northwestern Michigan College:

2022-23 North Ed Early College Application
Northwestern Michigan College Application