Early Start is Aiken Technical College’s dual enrollment/credit programs for high school students. It is designed to allow qualified and highly motivated students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.
In Early Start, you will:
- Discover Your Path: Explore career options while earning college credit.
- Discover Savings: Minimal cost to you and your family
- Discover Your Success: Great resources to help you succeed
Students interested in enrolling in an Early Start program should speak with their school counselor as well as their parent or guardian before applying. Counselor and parent permission are required upon acceptance into the program.
Applications can be completed online at apply.atc.edu. The deadline for fall admission is May 22 and September 29 for spring admission.
Early Start applicants must meet College admissions requirements for degree and credential programs including the following scores:
*English/Verbal (Minimum): Either PSAT-500, SAT 500 or ACT-18
*Math (Minimum): Either PSAT-500 or ACT-22
Dual enrollment applicants who have or do not meet these requirements may take the free Accuplacer placement test but will need to test into college-level courses in order to be accepted into the program.
*Demonstrated aptitude for college coursework beyond these measures.
In the event that test scores are unavailable due to certain restrictions; applicants may be accepted if they have earned:
*an overall high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
*at least a “B” in the highest high school English
*at least a “B” in Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus
For additional information, email Diane Burchett, Dual Enrollment Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.