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About Early Start

Eligible high school, home school and HiSET students may take OTC classes at any of campus, education center and/or online. Some classes may count toward high school graduation requirements (check with your high school counselor). All OTC classes become part of OTC’s college transcript. OTC is accredited and most OTC coursework transfers to other accredited colleges.

All Early Start applicants must complete the Early Start Admissions Process and be at least 16 years old at the time classes begin. We recommend Early Start students take no more than two classes their first semester. Utilize the OTC class schedule, class descriptions,and degree information to help you narrow your class choices.

Early Start students are not eligible for federal financial aid and are responsible for regular tuition rates. For information regarding discounted, online dual credit courses, please click here.

*Individuals should not confuse Early Start with the term ‘Early Leaver’ term used by many high schools. Students graduating early from high school in December/January, should follow the getting started steps for First-Time College Students

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