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Get a Head Start on College

Open Enrollment
Get a head start on college, pursue special interests, make-up or supplement high school experience, or earn PCC credits you can apply to a PCC degree or transfer to a university.
Expanded Options Program (EOP)
The Expanded Options Program (EOP) offers high school students the chance to attend PCC and earn dual high school and college credits. Interested students must file an application with their high school and meet PCC's admission requirements. If accepted into the program, the high school covers the cost of tuition and fees. Many also cover the cost of text books.
Dual Credit

The PCC Dual Credit Program provides the opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. Students are able to attend "articulated" courses offered in their home high school by their teachers who meet the PCC faculty qualifications. The courses include the same rigor and content as an on-campus college class and are an excellent way for students to learn what it takes to be a successful college student. Students are expected to master college-going behaviors by registering themselves, checking PCC email, and taking advantage of access to college resources. Students can earn credit in Lower Division Collegiate courses that would be part of a "freshman experience" and can transfer to a 4-year institution. Or students can complete courses that are part of a Career and Technical Program that leads to a Career Pathways Certificate, or an AAS.

High School Credit Recovery

Credit recovery allows you to make up missing credits at PCC that you can apply to your high school diploma, to a PCC degree, and/or transfer to a university.

Home School
Get a head start on college, pursue special interests, or earn PCC credits you can apply to a PCC degree or transfer to a university.
Gateway to College
The Gateway to College program helps students who have dropped out of high school or who may not graduate. Through our program, you can obtain your high school diploma and earn college credits at the same time. For students from Portland Public, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Tigard/Tualatin, or West-Linn Wilsonville school districts.
YES to College
With the YES to College, you can take classes to prepare for your high school equivalency tests, learn about interesting careers and get the support you need to achieve your goals. For students from Portland Public, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Sherwood, or Tigard/Tualatin school districts.
Beaverton Early College High School

The Beaverton Early College High School program is located at Rock Creek and Sylvania Campuses and offers 11th and 12th grade students the opportunity to attend PCC as a full time student, earning a high school diploma and two years of college course work. Students follow a career pathway that will lead to a certification or associates degree.

Jefferson Middle College Program

The Jefferson Middle College Program is a community collaboration between the Portland Public Schools district, Portland Community College, and Self-Enhancement, Inc, a local community-based educational nonprofit. Because of the partnership, students at Jefferson High School-Middle College for Advanced Studies are earning college credit while they're still enrolled in high school. By the time they graduate from high school, most will have earned between 12 and 45 transferable credits, and some can earn as much as an Associate's degree. And thanks to a growing number of four-year college and university partners, Middle College students can go on to earn a Bachelor's degree – for free.