The Early College at Lansing Community College is a program for students entering their junior year who are presently enrolled at a participating high school. Participating districts currently include: Dansville Schools, Eaton Rapids Public Schools, East Lansing Public Schools, Haslett Public Schools, Holt Public Schools, Lansing Eastern, Lansing Everett, Lansing J.W. Sexton, Leslie Public Schools, Mason Public Schools, Okemos Public Schools, Waverly Public Schools, Webberville Public Schools, and Williamston Community Schools. 

You are welcome to attend any information meeting, no RSVP necessary. Eligibility criteria, a typical school day and the focus of the program will be reviewed. All meetings will be held at Lansing Community College, Administration Building, room 108, 610 North Capitol, Lansing 48933.   


Completed applications are turned into the parent/student liaison.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will students and parents find out about TEC?

There will be informational meetings, announcements at their participating schools and mailers sent to parents and students at home. In addition, information regarding The Early College will be available at and will be updated as new information becomes available.

How do students apply?

Students and parents can apply through their local school districts and the application is also available online at

Can students from other counties participate?

Currently, this program is available to the following school districts Dansville, East Lansing, Eaton Rapids, Haslett, Holt, Leslie, Lansing, Mason, Okemos, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston.

Can home schooled or private school students apply?

Financial support for this program comes from the state student funding allowance. Because of this funding stream, this program is for public school students. Home schooled or private school students would have to enroll in their local district in order to apply.

Are there minimum requirements, age or grade level to apply?

Students have to be in grade 10 and on track (within one credit) to meet Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements.

Are there limited seats available per local school district?

Each local school district has a limited number of seats and the seats will be selected through a lottery. This means all applications should be submitted to the local high school, and the high school will submit them to Ingham ISD for processing.

Are there any minimum or maximum income requirements to apply?