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Early College Program Overview

                               MUSD CITRUS

2024-2025 Monrovia Unified School District

Early College Program



Early College is a free, structured program of study allowing students to earn a high school diploma and up to 55 units of transferable college credit with the goal of completing the UC/CSU Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, having the possibility of earning additional units to obtain an Associate's degree, and earning a graduation seal of recognition.  Students in the Early College Program will earn college credit during the school day while simultaneously earning high school credit. Students will also receive free, in-class tutoring. Early College students are exempt from payment of registration, tuition, books and laboratory fees.


MINIMUM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: (Not to be submitted with application.  These requirements will be verified through the district office). *= Applicants for the program are selected based on a ranking average (4.0 scale) of their Total Non-weighted GPA, Common Writing Assessment Score, 7th Grade SBAC ELA and SBAC Math scores.

  • Successful completion of 8th grade courses
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average for 8th grade first semester*
  • 7th grade SBAC scores in both Reading and Math*
  • MUSD Common Writing Assessment (CWA)*



  • Students must successfully complete the mandatory Counseling 160 course with the cohort during the summer before Grade 9 for continued eligibility. This course may not be taken independently.
  • Summer school dates are 6/11/2024-7/18/2024
  • Students must pass all Early College courses with a C or higher for continued eligibility.
  • Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 Citrus College cumulative grade point average and a minimum 3.0 unweighted cumulative high school grade point average.



  • Completed online application survey must be completed by 10:00 pm on Friday, March 1, 2024.
  • Students not enrolled in a Monrovia Unified School must submit the most current district common writing assessment and 7th grade SBAC scores. Students whose school does not administer the SBAC must contact Dr. Green for acceptable alternative assessments to submit. Once submitting the online application survey, items can be scanned and emailed to [email protected] , hand delivered or mailed to Monrovia High School, 845 W. Colorado Blvd. Monrovia, CA 91016, Attn: Dr. Amber Green, Assistant Principal by 10:00 pm on Friday, March 1, 2024.
  • Each applicant will receive a letter indicating either contingent acceptance or non-acceptance into the MUSD Early College Program. A contingent acceptance or non-acceptance letter will be emailed to each applicant on Friday, March 15, 2024.
  • A return online decision must be received from the student and parents/guardians by Wednesday, March 20, 2024.
  • If a student declines or fails to accept an offer of admission to the Early College Program, their seat will not be guaranteed for the 2024-2025 school year.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024, 10pm
Decision notifications will be sent on March 15, 2024