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Early College Programs

Dual Enrollment, CTED, Concurrent Enrollment, and Advanced Placement for high school students

Yavapai College offers courses for college credit at high schools throughout Yavapai County. Please check with your local high school to which types of courses they offer.

Learn more about the different types of courses that may be available:

Students take college-level coursework while fulfilling high school requirements at your high school taught by your teachers.

Students who receive a C or better at the end of the course are awarded college credit at any AZ public college or university. Private and out of state colleges and universities may accept dual credit courses for college credit. Please contact the specific college of interest about your situation.

Talk to your guidance counselor to find out if you are eligible.

$10 per credit, textbooks may be provided by high school($10 is an 87% discount to the standard rate at YC!).

The impact on high school GPA depends on the scale used by the high school. 

Students take college-level coursework in career-technical fields including allied health, business, pre-engineering, and many more - all while fulfilling high school graduation requirements. Students who receive a C or better at the end of the course are awarded college credit at Yavapai College, which may transfer to an AZ University depending on their major.

Courses taught at YC by YC faculty. Courses taught at high schools by high school teachers who meet college accreditation requirements, using curriculum approved by Yavapai College. At a YC campus and/or your High School. You need to be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade with an appropriate placement test score at YC.

Tuition is free! Textbooks may be provided by high school. The impact on high school GPA is based on 4.0 scale

Students take college-level coursework at Yavapai College by YC faculty which may fulfill high school graduation requirements. Please speak with you high school counselor to discuss your specific situation.

Students who receive a C or better at the end of the course are awarded college credit at Yavapai College. Many courses will transfer to AZ Universities - please discuss with a Yavapai College advisor who can help you select courses which will transfer if that is of interest to you. You need the appropriate placement test score at YC.

$91 per the standard tuition rate of YC, textbooks purchased by student (rates increase for non-standard courses). No impact on your high school GPA.

roughyAs a student, you take college-level coursework while fulfilling high school graduation requirements as you learn from high school teachers at your high school using curriculum approved by the College Board.

You may elect to take the AP test at the end of the AP course. Many, but not all, colleges and universities will award college credit to students who earn a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP test. Some colleges may award credit, but not reduce the amount of credits required for college graduation. Talk to your guidance counselor to find out if you are eligible.

The fee is $92 per test, $62 per test for low income students, textbooks may be provided by high school. The impact on high school GPA is based on 5.0 Scale


About your Early College Advisor:

Students and parents can meet with the Early College Advisor available at your high school campus or Yavapai College Campus to help students reach their career and college goals. We provide resources and support to prepare students to complete college certificates and degree programs.

Mayra Garcia Hernandez

Mayra Garcia Hernandez

Advisor

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Supports: American Heritage, Camp Verde, Mingus Union, and Sedona Red Rock high schools, VACTE, and Home School students

Cristina Poeppel

Cristina Poeppel

Advisor 

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Supports: AAEC, Ashfork, Aspire, Bradshaw Mountain, Canyon View, Chino Valley, Mayer, Orme, Pace, and Seligman high schools, Mountain Institute (CTED), West-MEC and Home School students

Diana Dowling

Diana Dowling

Associate Vice-President of Enrollment Management 

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Supports: Bagdad and Northpoint Expeditionary Academy

Meghan Paquette

Director Meghan Paquette

Director of Early College and Promise - (928) 776-2029

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Supports: Basis, Prescott, Tri-City Prep, Trinity Christian high schools