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Accelerated Students

Take a “step ahead” to advance your college career while still in high school!

This program is available to qualified high school students who are enrolled in private schools, home schools, and public schools.

At the College, you can take that step by enrolling in our Accelerated High School Student Program.  This program allows you to receive college credit for courses taken at any Coastal Alabama campus or online while you are still in high school. For those highly motivated and disciplined students, you have the option of taking online classes also. Academic courses are transferable to other colleges or universities. Eligible high school students can take any college course for which they meet the prerequisites. For example, students who want to take Pre-Calculus (MTH112) must have taken Algebra II in high school with a minimum grade of a “C” plus have a minimum of 20 sub-score in Math on the ACT. Many high school students have already enrolled and found the program beneficial to getting a head start on college

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Accelerated High School Student Policy

The College provides college credit opportunities to eligible high school students through the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees’ Early Admission for Accelerated High School Students program. The program is open to high school students as specified in Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees Policy.


The eligibility guidelines listed below are subject to State Board of Education policy changes. All four eligibility criteria must be met.

  • Completed tenth grade
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5
  • Completed Accelerated Program packet
  • Provide an up-to-date transcript

The student may enroll only in college courses for which high school prerequisites have been completed.

College credit earned through the Accelerated High School program may not substitute for high school credit.

Steps for Enrollment

  • Turn in the completed Accelerated packet into the Admissions Office.
  • Once your paperwork is processed, register for courses.
  • Pay for courses and books at any of the three College campuses.

Students must submit an up-dated Approval Form and transcript to the Office of Admissions for each semester they wish to participate in the Accelerated Program.


Coastal Alabama Community College has Alabama’s lowest tuition. The most up-to-date tuition and fee table can be found in the current course schedule. Please contact the College Business Office at 251-580-2217 for further information.

If students wish to pay for Accelerated Program tuition and fees with Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT), it is their responsibility to get in touch with PACT and with the College Financial Aid Office.

The College’s low tuition will not only help you get a “Step Ahead” academically but will also save you thousands of dollars on your college education.

Transferring Credits

Please refer to the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS) weblink found on the College web site to get information regarding the Alabama state law that guarantees transferability of all academic credits for two-year college students.

In order to have college credits transferred to another college, students must fill out and submit a College transcript release form.

Accelerated Contacts

Baldwin County
Jasmine Philyaw

Baldwin County
Margaret Grant

Conecuh, Escambia, and Mobile Counties
YoLundra Mitchell

Choctaw, Clarke, Marengo, Monroe, Washington, and Wilcox Counties
Leslie Hornady


*The terms and conditions of the Accelerated Program are subject to change without notice according to secondary and post-secondary requirements.