Early College High School students posing for a photo at ACC Round Rock

Early College High School

Finish a College Degree in High School

Austin Community College’s Early College High School (ECHS) Program enables qualified, motivated high school students to earn an associate degree (or up to 60 college credits) while earning their high school diplomas.

ACC’s Early College High School Graduates

Where are classes & who teaches them?

Students take almost all of their college courses alongside traditional college students on ACC campuses. All Early College High School courses are taught by qualified ACC faculty.

Participating high schools include:

Do my credits transfer?

ACC credits are transferable to most Texas public colleges and universities. It’s important to verify course transferability with your four-year institution.

What’s the cost?

Free. Tuition, textbooks, transportation, and other fees are covered by Austin Community College and partnering School Districts.

On average, ACC Early College High School students save $12,000 in college tuition and fees.

Get Started

The HS Programs Enrollment Guidebook includes important dates and step-by-step instructions for high school students to enroll in ACC dual credit courses. It also includes ACC ID and ACC email activation, registration instructions, and eligible college readiness scores.

HS Programs Enrollment Guidebook (PDF)

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