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Early College Dual Credit Programs

Earn high school and college credit while attending college courses at Chemeketa Community College.

How Early College Dual Enrollment Program Works

Chemeketa's Early College program allows you to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Dual enrollment provides you with the unique opportunity to work toward a high school diploma and a college certificate or degree at the same time, and it's open to students from all school districts and home schools.

As long as students are enrolled in the program tuition, fees and books are free. You'll also have access to guidance and support from an early college advisor.

  • Student Expectations and Steps for Getting Started


    • Must be 16-20 years old
    • Must be advised and maintain full-time (12 credits) status while enrolled in the program
    • Model appropriate college behavior as outlined in the college's rights and responsibilities
    • Maintain satisfactory academics
    • Students are not allowed to collect financial aid or scholarships of any kind while in the program
    • Online classes are not covered as part of the Early College program

    Getting Started

    • Fill out an application for sponsorship at our office
    • Return completed application with your most current high school transcript
    • Take the college placement test
    • Return your placement test scores to our office
    • Meet with an early college advisor
  • Salem/Keizer Early College High School

    Students interested in this program must be currently enrolled and complete the admission requirements determined by Salem/Keizer school district. For more information, call 503.365.4800.


  • Expanded Options (EOP) - SB300

    The expanded options program allows you to be dually enrolled in both your current high school and at the Chemeketa. Your current school district determines your eligibility and guidelines. Please contact your school district for eligibility requirements.

  • Early College through your High School

    Chemeketa Community College contracts with many surrounding school districts to provide high school students with college credit options. Please contact your high school to determine eligibility and admission requirements.