Early College Lowell is a dynamic educational opportunity open to all Lowell High School students.

    Early College at Lowell High School

    Early College Lowell is a dynamic educational opportunity open to all Lowell High School students regardless of what they plan to do after graduation.

    The program lets students take enriching college-level courses while enrolled in high school, earn real college credit, and get an early start on their post-secondary education and career—at no cost to them or their families. 

    * NOTICE: LHS Juniors and Seniors *

    Lowell High School juniors and seniors who are interested in taking early college courses should email earlycollege@lowell.k12.ma.us to determine program eligibility and get the application process started.

  • How Early College Works

    Start Your College Education NOW!
    Early college courses give high school students a headstart on their college education while helping to build the aspirations, skills, and confidence that will help them succeed after graduation.

    Take Free College Courses
    Early college courses are completely free to students enrolled in Lowell High School—all costs are paid by local funding, state programs, and private grants.

    Earn High School and College Credit
    Early college students earn credit from both Lowell High School and Middlesex Community College—in other words, students earn double credit for every course they successfully complete.

    Transfer Credits After Graduation
    Early college credits are real college credits and can be transferred to colleges or universities throughout the United States.

    Receive One-on-One Support
    All early college students and their families receive personalized advice and mentoring from a support staff that will guide them through every step of the process.

    Participate in Extracurricular Activities
    Early college students will not only be able to take classes at Middlesex Community College’s downtown campus—they will also be able to participate in on-campus programs and activities just like full-time college students.

  • Learn More Today!

    Please contact our Early College Team at earlycollege@lowell.k12.ma.us to learn more about early college courses at Lowell High School or to schedule a telephone or videoconference consultation.

    *Interpretation services and translated materials are available upon request.