If you are a high school or homeschool student who wants to earn college credit while still in school, our Early College programs will be of interest to you.  These college-credit bearing courses satisfy high school graduation requirements as well as give you credit that can be used at Great Bay and colleges/universities nationwide.  All of these programs offer substantial tuition discounts which can save you thousands of dollars while giving you a head start on your college education.


Early College at Your High School

(formerly Running Start)

These are college courses, taught by high school professors, on YOUR high school campus. College faculty work directly with high school faculty to ensure that the courses taught in participating schools maintain standards identical to those of sections taught on the college campus. Successful completion earns you both high school and college credit. Check with your guidance counselor to see which courses are offered at your location and when registration begins.

Cost per course: $150.00

Early College on a College Campus

Early College on a College Campus is a dual enrollment program at Great Bay where New Hampshire high school students can take college courses for both college and high school credit. These courses are college courses, taught by GBCC professors, on the GBCC campus or online.  The earned college credits not only satisfy your high school requirements for graduation but may be applied towards a degree at Great Bay or possibly transferred to another college or university.

Stephanie Riotto
Early College Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 603-427-7635