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    EARLY COLLEGE
    PATHWAYS

Early College Pathways

West-MEC offers a faster way forward through various early college pathways, including Dual Enrollment,
Concurrent Enrollment and Prior Learning Assessments credits. Please see your pathway of choice below
to learn more about the available opportunities.

Dual Enrollment Dates to Remember

Dual Enrollment is not available to high school graduates and students with a GED.

Fall 2022 Dual Dates:

Priority Maricopa Grant Deadline – September 2, 2022

Maricopa Grant application is online. Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify (must be a U.S. citizen and meet the income guidelines) and demonstrate financial need. Funding is based on the availability of funds. Students use their MEID and password to login. Paper applications NOT accepted.

Final Maricopa Grant Deadline – September 16, 2022

Registration Deadline – September 16, 2022

*Dual Class Start Date – September 19, 2022

Payment Deadline/ Enrollment cancelled if non-payment – September 23, 2022

*Students can self-enroll one day prior to the class start date

Spring 2023 Dual Dates:

Priority Maricopa Grant Deadline – January 27, 2023

Maricopa Grant application is online. Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify (must be a U.S. citizen and meet the income guidelines) and demonstrate financial need. Funding is based on the availability of funds. Students use their MEID and password to login. Paper applications NOT accepted.

Final Maricopa Grant Deadline – February 10, 2023

Registration Deadline – February 10, 2023

*Dual Class Start Date – February 13, 2023

Payment Deadline/ Enrollment cancelled if non-payment – February 17, 2023

*Students can self-enroll one day prior to the class start date

Estrella Mountain
Community College

EMCC Dual Enrollment

Austin Shepard
623.935.8443
austin.shepard@estrellamountain.edu
Felipa Castillo
623.935.8830
felipa.ortiz@estrellamountain.edu

GateWay
Community College

GW Dual Enrollment

602.286.8082
dual@gatewaycc.edu

Mesa
Community College

MCC Dual Enrollment

480.461.7901

Glendale
Community College

GCC Dual Enrollment

623.845.4821
dualenrollment@gccaz.edu

If pursuing NAU degrees while at Estrella Mountain Community College(EMCC), contact advisor:

Deeda Webster
estrellamountain@nau.edu
928.523.2997

Northern Arizona University
If pursuing NAU Career and Technical Education, contact advisor:

Vanessa Williams
Vanessa.williams@nau.edu
602.861.7536

If pursuing NAU degrees while at Glendale Community College (GCC), contact advisor:

Mike Werner
glendale@nau.edu
928.523.2999