Early College Academy
Accelerate your college career
The Early College Academy concept introduces the college learning experience to high school juniors and seniors. Propel your career forward and take college credit in high school while immersing yourself in the college experience!
Imagine while most people are just graduating high school, you could be graduating with an associate degree at the same time.
Browse our pathways by location below and let us know if you have any questions. Our Interest Form will be live in January for you to begin the inquiry and application process.
You can't pass this by! Here's why.
- Last year 98% of Early College Academy graduates earned their associate degree from Butler and their high school diplomas during the same weekend.
- Academy graduates earned more than $2.3 million in scholarship offerings and have a high acceptance rate to the 4-year colleges they have applied to, which include UCLA, Kings College London, Harvard, KU, K-State, Wichita State, Newman, Washburn, and many others.
- The total cost of our Early College Academy ranges from $2,000 - $8,000.
It's an Easy 6 Step Application Process!
Step 1: Complete the Academy Interest Form. Choose the Pathway that you are most interested in. - (The Early College Academy application will be emailed once interest form is received)
Step 2: Apply to Butler Community College.
Step 3: A transcript must be provided to determine program eligibility.
Step 4: Take the placement test. Help us find the best courses for you in Math and English.
Step 5: We require 3 reference letters - one of which is from your high school counselor.
Step 6: Meet with an Academy Director for your interview. We will contact you with that information when you are ready for this step.
You may also want to review the High School Student Enrollment Checklist.