Early College Programs

Early College Programs (ECP) provide a variety of opportunities for high school students to engage in the college-level curriculum for the purpose of evaluating and advancing their readiness for college, with the ultimate goal of allowing students to earn college credit while in high school. Each program is provided at no cost for tuition and fees to the students or their families.

The three separate ECP programs – Connecticut River Odyssey, Early College Advanced Manufacturing Pathway at Goodwin College (ECAMP) and Goodwin Scholars – operate with a focus on challenging, supporting and transitioning students into the mature independence necessary for success in college. Based on qualification and program requirements, ECP students participate in a variety of general education and degree program courses. The individual curriculum of each program considers the long-term educational and career goals of the students, the required and desired curriculum of the partner high schools and the workforce needs of the local region and Connecticut overall.

Application to an ECP program must come via the Early College Programs Application available through a participating school’s counselor and the Early College Programs office. Applying students’ strong performance in high school must be endorsed by a high school administrator or faculty member prior to acceptance to an ECP program. Registration occurs only after acceptance into the ECP program.