Early College Programs

At Faulkner State, qualifying high school students have several opportunities to earn college credit while still attending high school.  Under the guidelines of the Alabama State Board Policies and through a cooperative partnership with the Baldwin County Public School System, the following programs currently allow high school students early admission to college:   Accelerated Program, Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit, English Dual Enrollment, Early Release, Career/Technical Dual Enrollment, and Early College Enrollment Program (ECEP.) 

Accelerated High School Students

Take a “step ahead” to advance your college career while still in high school! (This program is available to qualified high school students who are enrolled in private schools, home schools, and public schools.) At Faulkner State Community College you can take that step by enrolling in our Accelerated High School Student Program. This program allows you to receive college credit for courses taken at any of the three Faulkner State campuses (Bay Minette, Fairhope, or Gulf Shores) while you are still in high school. For those highly motivated and disciplined students, you have the option of taking on-line classes also.  Academic courses are transferable to other colleges or universities. Eligible high school students can take any college course for which they meet the prerequisites. For example, students who want to take Pre-Calculus (MTH112) must have taken Algebra II in high school with a minimum grade of a “C” plus have a minimum 18 composite score on the ACT.  Many high school students have already enrolled and found the program beneficial to getting a head start on college.

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Accelerated High School Student Application Packet

Dual Enrollment

Faulkner State Community College provides college credit opportunities to eligible high school students through the State Board of Education, Policy 801.03, Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit for High School Students. This policy allows eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes, and to receive both high school and college credit where appropriate.*  Currently, this program is available only to qualified students who are enrolled in the Baldwin County Public School System.

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Dual Enrollment Application Packet

Early College Enrollment Program (ECEP)

Through the Early College Enrollment Program (ECEP), qualified high school juniors and seniors earn college credits while completing high school. ECEP students must declare a technical/occupational program of study. ECEP is a program designed to increase the number of skilled workers in the Alabama labor force.* This program is only available to qualified students who are enrolled in the Baldwin County public school system.

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ECEP Application Packet

Career Technical Dual Enrollment

If you attend one of the high school Centers for Technology, have a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average, and are interested in one of the areas listed below, then career technical dual enrollment may be for you.

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Career Tech Flyer

Career Tech Brochure 

List of Courses and Matches

Career Tech Dual Enrollment Interest Form

High School Counselors

This page outlines the requirements for each of the High School Programs as well as the steps counselors should follow to assist a high school student who wishes to enroll in one of Faulkner State’s high school programs.

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