Early College

Early College provides high school students with the opportunity to take college courses, and their earned credits apply to both a high school diploma and a college degree.

Ten Steps to Early College

  1. Complete the Admissions Application.
  2. Receive email verifying receipt of your application and a checklist of items required to finalize your admission. This email will include your student identification number (also called your A#). All communication will be sent to the student email provided on the application.
  3. Complete the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant Application.
  4. Connect with your high school counselor for assistance with making correct course choices.*
  5. For students who are not currently enrolled in Early College courses: Begin the Registration Request/Acknowledgement Form process here. Create a new account, and then click on the form link again to log in. Complete all fields thoroughly, including a valid parent/guardian email address (see step 7). Please note that if you are 18 or over by the time courses of the requested semester begin, you must upload a copy of your valid driver’s license, state id, or US passport.
    For students who are currently enrolled in Early College: Click on the Registration Request link in the Early College box on Tiger Web.
  6. Your school counselor will approve your Registration Request and attach a copy of your high school transcript with calculated GPA and updated standardized test scores.
  7. For students who are not currently enrolled in Early College courses: Parents/Guardians will receive an email request initiated from the Registration Request/Acknowledgement Form process. Parents/Guardians will create their own account, and then click on the form link again to log in and complete the Acknowledgement Form.
  8. Receive email which verifies enrollment or outlines outstanding enrollment requirements. Check email often!
  9. Check Tiger Web for the most accurate billing statement (insert link). You are responsible for paying the balance of your tuition by the appropriate due date.
  10. Purchase textbooks and other course materials.

*Homeschool students, connect with your umbrella schools for guidance on course selection.

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Tech-Track/Dual Credit

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Hamilton County’s STEM High School

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Polytech Academy at ChattState

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Early College Academy at Kimball

A program for accelerated rising freshman interested in working towards a college degree during high school.

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Polytech Academy at Kimball

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Collegiate High

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Mechatronics Akademie

A partnership between Volkswagen, Hamilton County, and Chatt State located at the Volkswagen Academy.

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