Early College Experience

Early College Experience Online

Early College Experience strives to provide access to higher education to a diverse student population. In addition to college courses taught on site and through Compressed Interactive Video (CIV), ECE offers these online courses:

Fall  2014                                                    Spring 2015
Art Appreciation                                                 American Government
Public Speech                                                   General Psychology
English Composition I                                     English Composition II
History of the American People to 1877       History of the American People since 1877
Intro to Computer Information Systems       Intro to Computer Information Systems
Intro to Hospitality                                             Hospitality Marketing
Medical Terminology                                        Medical Terminology                                        
Personal Health and Safety                            Personal Health and Safety
Intro to OSHA     

Facilities/ Scheduling

Classes are offered during a class period in a computer lab at the high school. A lab/classroom facilitator monitors student progress and discusses possible improvement strategies for students who are not on track to be successful in the course. NWACC provides training for facilitators.

Student Support

Students taking courses online through Early College Experience are required to participate in an orientation and receive instructions on the use of Blackboard, including information on online interaction, note-taking, and time management strategies. Early College Experience collects student performance reports from faculty and shares information with school counselors for the purpose of early interventions for students not on track to be successful


Students take proctored exams for the online courses. If the high school is unable to provide proctors, they need to contact the Early College Experience office to schedule someone to proctor exams for their online students.


Student pay reduced tuition based on the district where they live. There is a $22 distance learning fee per course, and students are responsible for purchasing required textbooks.

Registration and Enrollment dates

Fall: April 1 – July 1
Spring: November 1 – December 20
ECE will enroll students as completed applications, transcripts and test scores are received.

Eligible students must meet the following criteria to take ECE Online courses:

  • Be enrolled in grades 10-12
  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system
  • Have the following minimum test scores for College Reading and Writing
ACT 1919
SAT 480480
PSAT           4848
PLAN 1615
EXPLORE   1414