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Early College / Dual Enrollment

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Earn a high school diploma and Associate's Degree or Career Certificate with ECAC!

About ECAC

Early College Allegan County began in the fall of 2015; ECAC is a Michigan Department of Education approved Early/Middle College that allows motivated students to earn up to a full Associate's Degree or Career Certificate from LMC. Students extend high school by one year in order to earn both their high school diploma and a college degree (or up to 60+ college credits from LMC) at no cost to the student or family. Transportation to the classes is provided by the school district. 

Students receive special support to improve their academic performance as they complete their program requirements and secure their future education and career-related goals.

How to Apply

Students apply to ECAC during 10th grade; if admitted, they make a 3-year commitment to complete the program. Talk to your high school guidance counselor for an application and more information.

Programs of Study

  • Associate of Arts/General Transfer
  • Associate of Applied Science/Business
  • Certificate/Pre-Apprentice Machine Tool Technology

Early College Allegan County website

Allegan Advantage (Dual Enrollment)

The Allegan Advantage is an accelerated educational program that gives high school students an opportunity to work on both high school and college courses simultaneously (traditionally known as dual-enrollment) through Lake Michigan College. Students are able to earn college credits (up to 10 classes) at no cost to the student or family; these credits can work towards a full degree at LMC or can be transferred to a number of universities across the state of Michigan and beyond. Classes are offered both morning and afternoon at LMC's site in Allegan County at the Tech Center; transportation is provided by the school district.

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