Lansing Community College
2021 Early College Convocation

College costs are soaring, causing many young people to enter the workforce under burdensome debt. But for most careers and professions, an associate or bachelor's degree is a basic requirement. The Early College at Lansing Community College is designed to provide motivated students a head start on their college program with tuition, fees and books provided free.

The Early College is a program for students entering their junior year of high school who are looking for an opportunity to move into a college environment. Early College Students have an opportunity to earn up to 60 tuition-free college credits, potentially saving families more than $60,000 in tuition costs. Built to challenge students and to maximize their potential, the Early College stresses rigorous academics and an accelerated, college-like class schedule.

Important Dates & Information Meetings

Jul Fri 15
Full Calendar


Lottery Process

There are 90 seats available for each new entering class. A number of seats have been determined for sending districts based on their total pupil enrollment. All eligible students will be entered into a lottery, should the number of eligible applicants exceed the number of sending district seats.

Lottery 1

One of the salient outcomes of The Early College at LCC is to increase the number of students attending college who would be first generation college students or have received free and reduced lunch. The sending schools will allocate one third (1/3) of their seats for these identified students.

Lottery 2

If there are more students (free reduced lunch and/or first generation college students) meeting the requirements than seats available in Lottery 1 those students will be placed in Lottery 2 for the remaining (2/3) seats available for the sending district. The remaining 2/3 district seats are available to any interested/eligible student.

Note: If there are more students than seats allocated to a district, students will be placed on a waiting list. Therefore all students on a waiting list must attend all mandatory meetings/testing and turn in all paperwork timely to maintain eligibility for the program.



Sample Schedule

Class Time




7:55 - 9:25 am

College Prep Mathematics

LCC entry-level mathematics course

LCC mathematics course

LCC courses in program of study.

9:35 - 11:05 am

College Prep English

LCC entry-level English course

LCC English course

11:05 - 11:45 am


11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Multi-disciplinary Laboratory Science

LCC entry-level science course

LCC science course

1:25 - 2:55 pm

History, Economics and Civics

Additional high school coursework if needed

* Seminar time to develop study and college readiness skills and to receive mentoring are integrated into the student academic schedule.

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About Us

The Early College is a collaboration between Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) and Lansing Community College (LCC).

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Academic Standards

The academic program at The Early College is built to challenge students to reach a higher level of academic potential, and to prepare students for college level courses.

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Program Overview

Our students will have a personalized learning experience within a small learning community, and academic tools to successfully continue their education or career.

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Word FileEarly College Handbook

Students and parents are encouraged to read this handbook to find the answers to most of your questions about the policies and procedures of The Early College at Lansing Community College.


What Current High School Students Are Saying

The Early College @ LCC will place an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Careers in these areas have grown the most consistently over the last generation, and that is expected to continue. This program is meant to prepare and excel motivated students for their academic futures. Students can complete a HS diploma, and earn up to 60 college credits in only 3 years (11th, 12th and 13th grade).

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Contact The Early College

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Mackinaw Building
Room 214
430 N. Capitol
Lansing, MI 48933

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