MA Early College Community of Practice

in partnership with

MAECP Designation Timeline

2024 - 2025

The Commonwealth is pleased to again offer its local secondary education agencies and institutions of higher education the opportunity to obtain formal designation for Early College Programs. Designed collaboratively by the EOE, DESE, and DHE, program designation will entail a two-step process (“Part A” and “Part B”).

Early College Program Designation Application Companion Document 2023 Download PDF Document – This companion document is designed to provide important information on the Designation process and requirements, as well as context for the criteria to be met under each of the five Guiding Principles.

Additional Resource: NS4Ed, in partnership with the MA Early College staff, has created a resource site to support the Early College community of practice. You are currently on the resource website. However, to access designation-specific resources, click HERE

If you are seeking additional information on Early College, please contact Kelly Kennedy at

Official Designation EVENTS AND deadlines