Early College Scholars

Get a head start on your college career. FLCC's Early College Scholars program invites high school juniors and seniors to complete college courses on campus or online. A scholarship covers a portion of your tuition, lowering the cost of your college education.

About the Program

Start earning the benefits of a college education while in high school. With the Early College Scholars program, you take college courses online or at one of the FLCC locations in Canandaigua, Victor, Newark, or Geneva. You'll learn from college instructors, get a taste of college life, and become acclimated to a campus setting.

Benefits of the Early College Scholars Program

  • Supplement your high school coursework with college-level classes.
  • Find alternative ways to satisfy high school graduation requirements.
  • Complete a college degree in less time after high school graduation.
  • Earn transfer credits to use at a college or university of your choice.

Scholarship Funding Available

Early College Scholar participants receive a scholarship that covers a portion of their part-time in-state tuition. Funding is available for all high school and home school students who meet the program eligibility requirements.

How to Enroll in the ECS Program

Follow this two-step process to enroll in the Early College Scholar program and secure your funding.

For new students with no FLCC student account

For Gemini students or returning ECS students

  • Email ecs@flcc.edu to request your MyFLCC username
  • Set up your MyFLCC account using that username
  • Review your course options using our course schedule
  • Register for classes by following the instructions in MyFLCC

Note: you can register for any class FLCC offers, as long as you have completed the corresponding prerequisites.

To be eligible for the ECS scholarship, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or younger and enrolled in high school or an approved home school program
  • Register for classes through MyFLCC (unless under the age of 16, see instructions below)
  • Submit a notarized Certificate of Residence to receive NYS tuition rates
  • Satisfy all course prerequisites and placement testing requirements
  • Maintain an overall 2.5 FLCC GPA in subsequent semesters

Note: You must complete a separate scholarship form each term. Scholarship funds are applied after you register for courses.

Apply Now

If you are under the age of 16, you must:

  • Email ecs@flcc.edu to schedule a required academic advising appointment
  • Provide the information we need to create your student account
  • Review your course options using our course schedule
  • Work with your academic advisor to register for classes
  • Enroll in a maximum of 7 credits in your first semester

Early College Scholars is only available to students currently in high school or a home school program.

Consider these options if you aged out of the K-12 education system and did not earn a high school diploma:

  • 24-Credit-Hour Program — Earn college credit and a High School Equivalency diploma at the same time. Email aacts@flcc.edu or call the Academic Advising, Career and Transfer Services Office at (585) 785-1268 to learn more.

  • High School Equivalency Program— Our free HSE program prepares you for the GED test and can help you earn your High School Equivalency diploma. The program is open to adults and out of school youth age 16 and older. Email GED@flcc.edu or call the Adult Basic Education Office at (585) 785-1431 to learn more.

Advising Appointments Available

We're here to help you select the best courses for your situation. During your advising session, you will discuss short-time and long-term goals and learn how FLCC fits into your desired higher education or career path.

Advising appointments are available online most days between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Email ecs@flcc.edu to schedule your advising appointment. Parents are welcome to participate.

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There's a lot to think about when starting college early. Schedule a time to talk through your options with us.

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Contacts

Office of Concurrent Enrollment

3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 785-1669

Gemini Program
Gemini@flcc.edu

Early College Scholars
ECS@flcc.edu

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