Earn College Credit While Attending High School

With our early college program, you can experience the rigor of college-level coursework while still in high school. This cost-effective option will help you jumpstart the journey to your degree and may even add flexibility to your future college schedule.

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Why choose the early college program?

Early college is an excellent option if you want to preview what to expect from a college course before you get there. Some students have taken eligible courses to satisfy a general course requirement for a degree program at the college that offers the course. Others are able to petition to transfer their course credits to a different college. Whether your course counts toward a college degree or not, you will get an edge when it comes to adding college-level learning to your high school experience. Your options will ultimately depend on your goals and the college or university you decide to attend.

We currently partner with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), which has established the “Early College Online” program with us. This program is offered to any high school student.

  • Early College Online follows the Community College System of NH calendar
  • Courses are taught by Community College System of NH adjunct or full-time instructors
  • Courses can be used to fulfill high school graduation requirements
  • Some courses may be used to satisfy associate degree in liberal arts requirements at Community College System of NH campuses
  • Course credit may transfer to other colleges and universities

Tuition fees for this program can be found on our tuition page.

Who is eligible for CCSNH’s Early College Online Program?

You can register for Early College Online courses and earn VLACS credits toward your diploma if you meet these criteria:

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You must be a New Hampshire resident who has not already earned a high school diploma.

You must be enrolled as a VLACS high school student.

You must be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior and complete coursework prior to your 21st birthday.

How it Works

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1. Create a VLACS Account

If you do not have an account already, you will need to create one. Use the link below and select Account Creation and then choose New Student.

Please note that our systems require students and parents to have different email addresses.

2. View course information on CCSNH

Select Fall, Spring, or Summer Courses to view course materials and assignments before you make your selections.

3. Enroll in courses through CCSNH

Follow the 4-step process to create your CCSNH account and enroll in the eStart courses of your choice.

Early college students enroll in college-level courses directly through CCSNH, not through VLACS.

4. Get academic credit

As long as you have an active VLACS account and you enroll in Early College Online courses through CCSNH, you will receive VLACS credit automatically when you complete a course.

Real Instructors Teach Courses

Early College Online courses are actual college courses taught by CCSNH employees who have the requisite degrees and backgrounds to teach at the college level. Just as you would in a typical VLACS course, you will meet with your instructors consistently for guidance and support.

Enrollment and Tuition

There is a tuition fee to enroll in Early College Online courses.

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