EDGE: Earn a Degree, Graduate Early

Earn an associate degree at no cost.

The Earn a Degree, Graduate Early (EDGE) Program gives students of participating schools the opportunity to graduate high school with both an associate degree and a high school diploma, free of charge. Upon graduation, you will be well on your way to a bachelor’s degree two years ahead of your peers.

Be the first in your family to earn a college degree! Attend a preparatory high school year, get intensive advising and tutoring, and start college courses in the 10th grade. Students are immersed in college life and attend courses taught by TCC faculty.

All 8th grade students in partnering school districts are invited to apply to the EDGE: Earn a Degree, Graduate Early Program. Contact your 8th grade principal for details.

For questions on the EDGE: Earn a Degree, Graduate Early Program, contact your eighth grade school principal or the TCC Dual Credit program office at dualcredit@tulsacc.edu, 918-595-4705, or join our virtual office.

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Tulsa McLain to TCC. EDGE: Earn a Degree. Graduate Early. Tulsa Public Schools. Tulsa Community College. Pilot Expansion.

Tulsa McLain High School

The program provides McLain high school students with the support they need to succeed in college with extra tutoring, monthly events with classmates, study sessions, and even access to college facilities! Students can graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate degree free of charge.

Next Steps for McLain Students
Tulsa Memorial to TCC. EDGE: Earn a Degree. Graduate Early. Tulsa Public Schools. Tulsa Community College. Pilot Expansion.

Tulsa Memorial High School

The program provides Memorial high school students with the support they need to succeed in college with extra tutoring, monthly events with classmates, study sessions, and even access to college facilities! Students can graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate degree free of charge.

Next Steps for Memorial Students
Union to TCC. EDGE: Earn a Degree. Graduate Early. Union Public Schools. Tulsa Community College. Pilot Expansion

Union High School

This program provides eligible Union High School students the opportunity to earn 60 college credits concurrently while attending Union High School; students who complete the program will receive both an associate degree and a high school diploma upon graduation.

Next Steps for Union Students
SSPS to TCC. EDGE: Earn a Degree. Graduate Early. Sand Springs Public Schools. Tulsa Community College.

Sand Spring High School

This program gives students the opportunity to graduate high school with both an associate degree and a high school diploma, free of charge. Upon graduation, students are well on their way to a bachelor’s degree two years ahead of their peers.

Next Steps for Sand Springs Students
KIPP to TCC. EDGE: Earn a Degree. Graduate Early. Knowledge is Power Program Tulsa-Univeristy Prep High School. Tulsa Community College.

KIPP: Public Schools

This program allows KIPP students to earn a degree while in college.

Next Steps for KIPP Students

Transferable Credits

All credits earned through the EDGE: Earn a Degree, Graduate Early Program are transferable to Oklahoma public colleges and universities, and private and regional institutions. Verify course requirements with your transfer institution. Our University Transfer page provides a great tool for you to map out your academic journey.

Cost

This program is free to all qualifying students. Tuition, textbooks, transportation and other fees are covered by TCC and partnering school districts

Bryan Flores TCC EDGE Program Student

Advanced Skills & Education

Tulsa Community College has not only allowed me to develop skills that many students my age simply don’t possess but also, TCC has put me a step closer to becoming a pediatrician.

Bryan Flores

E.D.G.E. Student

Erin Hillhouse TCC EDGE Program Student

Prerequisites, Check!

I like EDGE: Earn a Degree, Graduate Early, formerly known as Early College High School, because it gets the prerequisites out of the way so I can go right to the courses related to my major in college.

Erin Hillhouse

E.D.G.E. Student

Keirsten Metcalf TCC EDGE Program Student

Jump Start & Money Saved

This program helped me to step out on faith and challenge myself, provided me with a jumpstart in college, and allowed me to alleviate some of the parental financial responsibilities towards continuing my education.

Keirsten Metcalf

E.D.G.E. Student

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