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Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are OPEN!

10th Graders -Eligibility Requirements Final Submission Process

Step 1: Apply for admissions to MCC- Penn Valley as a high school student (FREE) for Associate of Arts degree.

Step 2: Take the Next-Generation Accuplacer Test (FREE) in Reading, Writing and Math (Course Eligibility Requirements) at MCC Testing Center: 

  • Must score in Reading, 248 or higher (Recommended or Not Required)
  • Must score in Writing, 242-245 & No Reading Required or 246 or higher (English 101)
  • Must score in QAS, 241 or higher and/AFF 237 or higher (Math 95 or higher) 


an ACT score of 21 or higher in each content area

For Testing Centers:

MCC - Penn Valley Testing Center Humanities, Room 009
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111
Campus: 816-604-1000
Fax: 816.759.4006
Mon., Thurs, and Fri.(8:00 - 4:30 pm) Tues. & Wed. (8:00 – 7:00 pm)

Testers are accepted 30 minutes after opening (see above). Testing at all locations ends 15 minutes prior to closing time.

Step 3: Complete KCPS Interest Application

(Current KCPS students skip to Step 5)

Step 4: (New Students Only) Enroll in KCPS district through the KCPS Online Application - starts on January 17, 2023.

Step 5: Submit the complete following documents in an envelope to the ECA Office:

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from a current teacher or counselor AND a school administrator or someone of your choice that can speak to your preparation and motivation to be successful in a college environment. Recommendation Form
    • (The letter of recommendation cannot be written by family members, friends, classmates, or teammates.) 
  • Current Official High School Transcript
  • Most Recent Accuplacer test scores
  • Submit two essays (minimum of 500 words)
    1. How will earning a college degree enable you to reach your personal and career goals?
    2. Why should you be selected to attend the Early College Academy?

Deliver ECA Application documents in person to the Early College Academy Office OR email the documents to or (All attached documents must be submitted in no more than 2 emails.)

Enrollment Process

Study Resources

Free Study Resources (New Generation Accuplacer):

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