Developing A College State of Mind

Greenville Early College is a 9th-12th grade invitation-only program within Greenville County Schools. The Early College Program is housed at the University Center of Greenville. GEC is a partnership between Greenville County Schools and the Early College at Greenville Technical College Dual Enrollment Program, to introduce and provide college experiences, academic assistance, and acceleration for students.

In grades 9-12, students complete the necessary coursework and Carnegie Units to graduate from high school with a state high school diploma. Students who are academically ready are given the option to take college courses starting in their junior year of high school. With our partnership with Greenville Technical College, students may earn enough credits to graduate with their Associates Degree.


Students are invited to the Early College Program by meeting the following criteria:

  • Desire to attend a 2 or 4 year Higher Institution of Learning
  • 1st Generation College Student
  • Test Scores between the 50th and 75th percentile
  • Successful completion of English 2 and Algebra 2 PRIOR to their 10th grade year
  • Able to maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Following a GEC Selected Academic Pathway for Greenville Tech or
  • Donaldson Career Center
  • Adherence to the GEC Enrollment Agreements

Greenville Early College School Creed

I am fearless
I can do anything I put my mind to because I know hard work pays off.
I have goals to reach and dreams to fulfill.
My challenges are a stepping stone to a better me.
Because, I believe in myself
I will achieve great things.
You should see my future
You should see my future
You should see my future
I am success waiting to happen.


Greenville Early College has received significant support and investment from partners such as Michelin North America, The Community Foundation of Greenville, The Hollingsworth Foundation, The Jolley Foundation, United Way of Greenville and the Symmes Foundation.