Middle College Program
The Middle College Program at Elgin Community College is a great option for high school students who want to earn college credit for general education classes—at no tuition cost.
How It Works
You’ll attend regular high school classes in the morning, then come to ECC for one or two general education classes in the afternoon. You’ll earn both college and high school credit for the college-level classes you take, and tuition is free.
Choose from a wide variety of general education courses, ranging from sociology to calculus to elementary Japanese. Options vary depending on your school district.
Middle College is open to high school juniors and seniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and meet ECC’s academic minimum competencies. Students must attend school in one of the following districts:
- District 300
- District 301
- District 303
How to Apply
Interested in Middle College? Here’s how to get started:
- Ask your guidance counselor at high school to help you start the application process.
- Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.