High School Student/Early Entry | Become a Student

GET AHEAD! SAVE MONEY! Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit courses provide opportunities for high school students to take college-level courses and earn credits toward both a high school diploma and a college degree.

 
  •  GET THE OK! Check w/ parents & HS Counselor for approval

  •  FILL OUT ONE FORM: High School Application/Registration Form

    Apply for Early Entry Admissions, lock in your courses, & obtain counselor and parent signatures.

  •  Some Courses may require a placement exam

    If you are planning to take a Math or English class, please have your ACT sent to us, or you can schedule an Accuplacer Placement Exam anytime by calling:
    NPCC Testing: (308) 535-3618
    MCC Testing: (308) 345-8105

  • Fill out the FERPA Release

    Your student record at the college level is private.  Fill out permission to release information form so your school officials and guardians have access to your account, grades, and attendance. 

Rylee Murphy
(308) 535-3707 murphyr@mpcc.edu
Brandon Pritchett(308) 345-8115pritchettb@mpcc.edu
Paul Knopick(308) 535-3608 knopickp@mpcc.edu
Josh Barnes(308) 345-8137barnesj@mpcc.edu barnesj@mpcc.edu

Call or email anytime for more information, or if you would like to set up an advising appointment or campus visit: enrollment@mpcc.edu

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Early Entry Requirements

  1. The student must be 16 years of age or request approval from the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  2. The student must have signed permission from a parent or guardian as well as a high school official. 

PLEASE NOTE: Students taking classes for Dual Credit or Early Entry are held to the same student conduct and academic standards as any MPCC student this includes payment, withdraw, and add/drop deadlines.

ACE Scholarship

Students who receive one or more of the following benefits may be eligible to receive scholarship funding toward the cost of their Early Entry tuition through the Access College Early (ACE) program.

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Free/Reduced Price Lunch Program
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Other Extreme Hardship
  • Students should work with their HS counselor to complete the application and submit required supporting documentation. Check with your HS Counselor for details or click here: Access College Early (ACE) program.
PLEASE NOTE: ACE funding is not guaranteed. If the student is not approved or granted ACE funding, the student/parent is responsible for the FULL payment of the course. It is best to apply early, however, decisions about funding are often not made until after the 100% drop/refund period has expired. Please keep this in mind when you enroll.