Early College High School
EDGE (Earn a Degree, Graduate Early)
In the Early College High School/EDGE (Earn a Degree, Graduate Early) program, students graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree free of charge. The program provides high school students with the support they need to succeed in college with extra tutoring, monthly events with classmates, study sessions, and even access to college facilities!
The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 school year is February 12, 2022.
How to apply
- Visit enroll.tulsaschools.org to log-in to Smart Choice.
- Select either “McLain Early College High School” or “Memorial Early College High Schools” as your first choice.
- You can include BOTH programs in your six school choices and also select up to four other schools.
- Complete the TCC application.
- It includes a 500-word essay to be completed by the student applying and one letter of recommendation.
- Optional: complete Oklahoma's Promise application.
Early College High School Student Experience
Students do not take college courses in 9th grade; however, they participate in cohort events and learn skills necessary for college such as time management, study skills, etc.
In sophomore year, students take a total of four college-level courses (two in the fall, two in the spring) but spend most of their time on their high school campus taking high school classes. Transportation will be provided when students go to TCC.
In junior year, students take a total of seven college courses (three in the fall, four in the spring) and split their time between their high school campus and the TCC campus. Transportation will be provided.
In senior year, students take a total of eight college courses (four in the fall, four in the spring) and split their time between their high school campus and the TCC campus. Transportation will be provided.
- What is the Early College High School pilot?
- Who can enroll in the Early College High School Program?
- Are there any eligibility criteria?
- What high schools will host the Early College High School?
- Will I still have a high school experience?
- My middle school is not in the Memorial or McLain feeder patterns. Can I still apply?
- I was not planning to attend Memorial High School or McLain High School. Now I don’t know what to do.
- Is participation in the Early College High School program really free of charge to students and families?
- I’m already in 9th grade. Can I still participate in the program?
- How is this different from concurrent enrollment at Tulsa Community College?
- I’ve never asked anyone for a letter of recommendation. What do I do?
- HOW DO I SUBMIT MY LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION?
- I want to play sports in high school. Can I be an Early College High School student and still do that?
- If I don’t live in the Memorial or McLain feeder patterns, is this still an option for me?
- What do I need to write my admission essay about?
- Where will classes take place?
- Will transportation be provided?
- Is this program open to undocumented students?
- How does this program differ from the Will Rogers College TCC program?
- Will participation in this program reduce the funding that students can receive through Oklahoma’s promise after graduating from high school?
- What line of study is the Associate Degree in?
- If I apply to the Early College HS program at McLain High School or Memorial High School but don’t get in, do I still have to go to that school?