EDGE: Earn a Degree, Graduate Early

Earn an associate degree at no cost.

The Earn a Degree, Graduate Early (EDGE) Program gives you 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.

Participating Schools

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.

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

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

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

BAPS to TCC. EDGE: Earn a Degree. Graduate Early. Broken Arrow Public Schools. Tulsa Community College.

SSPS to TCC. EDGE: Earn a Degree. Graduate Early. Sand Springs Public Schools. Tulsa Community College.

KIPP to TCC. EDGE: Earn a Degree. Graduate Early. Knowledge is Power Program Tulsa-Univeristy Prep High School. Tulsa Community College.

Get Started

For details 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.

Get Information

College Admission and Enrollment Steps

Prepare Early

  1. Apply for E.D.G.E. through your school district in the eighth grade.
  2. If selected, complete the preparatory curriculum in the ninth grade.

College Admission

Step 1. Go to your high school

  • Ask for your “unofficial” high school transcript (electronic version) and your schedule availability to attend college courses (days/times)
  • Check your eligibility
  • Ask your counselor or dualcredit@tulsacc.edu for the reserved courses for high school students (600 sections)

Step 2. Gather documents

  • Locate your social security number
  • Save your “unofficial” high school transcript as a PDF on your computer
  • Save any test score sheets (ACT, SAT, PSAT10, PSAT-NMSQ, pre-ACT) as a PDF on your computer

Step 3. Complete the TCC online college admission application

  • Upload your high school transcript and any test score sheets into the online admission form.
  • Declare a major (if you are unsure, begin with Liberal Arts/General Education. You can always change this later).
  • Provide an email address that you check often. TCC will contact you at this address with next steps.
  • If you are notified that you do not meet admission eligibility, you may take an on-campus/residual ACT once you receive your T#.
  • If you are notified that you are admitted, you may now check enrollment eligibility.

Enrollment

After applying to TCC and being admitted you are ready to enroll in classes.

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.