Students from Betsy Layne High School visited the Morehead State University campus recently, as part of the Early College Program, March 29.

More than 40 high and technical schools are offering MSU classes during the fall semester with more than 2,000 high school students participating in the program.

“This program is truly a win-win opportunity. Students get to earn college credit for free or at a much reduced rate, parents have less financial burden for a college education and schools get challenging new courses which fully optimize the talents of their high schools,” said Joel Pace, director of adult and early college programs.

MSU and the partner schools are collaborating to meet a goal of 24 college credits for all high school students before they graduate.

School systems taking part are: Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott, Lee, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Owsley, Paintsville, Pike, Powell, Rowan and Wolfe counties; as well as Ashland Paul Blazer, Frankfort, Jackson, Maysville’s St. Patrick, Pikeville, Russell, Raceland-Worthington independents; and Lakeside Christian.

A minimum 3.0 grade point average and an 18 composite ACT score are necessary to be admitted to the program. Students also must meet any specific requirements that are course related.

Students enrolled in courses taught by MSU faculty on the Morehead campus, at one of our regional campuses, or online during the spring semester will receive a 60 percent scholarship and would be responsible for the remaining tuition for their courses. Students enrolled in courses instructed by approved faculty in their school system will continue to receive a full waiver for the cost of tuition.

Additional information is available by calling Pace at 606-783-2005 or you can find an application at www.moreheadstate.edu/earlycollege.

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