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 employment in their chosen careers.

How does Early College work?

Students who enroll in the North Ed Career Tech Agriscience, Health Sciences, Business Careers, Writers Studio, Information Technology, Engineering Academy, Precision Machining, or the Teacher Academy are eligible to apply for admission into the Early College program. 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 advisory personnel to select a sequence of high school and college courses leading to the 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 all about 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. Coordinator Ashley Darga will help students and families understand the features and benefits of the program and guide you through the registration process.  To attend either virtual information meeting, email Ashley at and she will provide a link. 



Please complete Career Tech and NMC applications:
Early College CTC Application (Online Application)
Early College NMC Application

PDF DocumentEarly College Application Check List
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