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Early College Program & Dual Enrollment

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What is the Early College Program?

The Early College Program (ECP) is a partnership between Azusa Unified School District and Citrus Community College. The program gives Azusa Unified students the opportunity to take Citrus College courses that meet high school graduation requirements while earning college credits. College Credits earned are transferable and accepted by all California State (CSU) and University of CA (UC) schools.


There is NO cost to the student. Students do not pay for tuition, fees, or books. AUSD is offering an amazing opportunity to our students to experience the rigors of college courses while saving money.

According to, the average cost of college has more than doubled in the 21st century, with an annual growth rate of 2%. The average in-state student attending a 4-year institution spends $26,027 for one academic year. 

General Information

AUSD is looking for students who have a strong desire to go to college, strong work and study habits, are able to work independently, have the willingness to take on challenges, and demonstrate commitment and dedication. Students must commit to a 2 or 4-year program, which includes taking courses in the summer. For more information, please review the presentation and trifold.

To apply, please visit the Azusa High School website.