Early College

Early College Presentation
Information Session Pre-Registration Form
Pre-Registration forms can be returned to Mr. Pat Gatti ([email protected]), Director of the CVCC Bedford Campus. If you do not have access to a printer/scanner, please see your School Counselor for assistance. 

Important Dates:

Information meetings – 1/11, 1/12, 1/14/2021

Applications available on CVCC website beginning 1/11/2021

Applications are due to SRHS Counseling 2/12/2021

Students enrolled in Early College can earn a high school diploma AND a two year Associates Degree in General Studies at the same time, offering up to 65 college credits!

Qualified 10th graders apply in January and complete their junior and senior years of high school at CVCC-Bedford or CVCC-Forest. Students must apply through SRHS and return the application to their counselor.  The CVCC-Forest program meets at Jefferson Forest High School and is for student interested in engineering.

Placement Testing:

All applicants must take and pass BOTH English and Math placement tests prior to submitting an Early College Application.  Placement testing is available at CVCC-Bedford, CVCC-Lynchburg, and SRHS on select dates to be announced.  There is NO fee for the placement test!!


Bedford County Public Schools pays for books and provides transportation during school hours.

The Early College curriculum includes general education courses which are usually required in the first two years of many baccalaureate programs.

Taking courses through Early College reduces the overall cost of college.

Other Information:

In conjunction with Early College, students are required to meet all BCPS diploma requirements.

Earning an Associate’s Degree does not guarantee “junior status” at a 4 year college or university.

Early College students are encouraged to become familiar with the requirements of any post-secondary options and consult with an adviser from those schools for assistance in interpreting any transferring credits towards a bachelor’s degree.

More Information:

If you have questions, contact your school counselor or career coach, Mrs. Susan Simms.

CVCC Early College Website