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For questions, please contact Mrs. Jackson at jackson@earlycollegealliance.info, 

Eastern Michigan University and Early College Alliance have suspended on-campus classes, effective Thursday, March 12 and will transition to online classes and communication on March 16. EMU's Coronavirus update can be found HERE. A message and future updates from ECA's Principal, Dr. Fischer can be found at the Coronavirus update tab above.

Welcome to the ECA!

The Early College Alliance is an excellent public secondary option for high school students in Michigan's Washtenaw County, or any county contiguous to Washtenaw County.

ECA Welcomes the 19-20 Cohort!

ECA Enrollment Information

Attention Parents & Students: 


The ECA & ECA Academy is still accepting applications for the 20-21 school year and students will be accepted into the program based on open enrollment slots per district. Applications are available to download by clicking here. Completed applications should be submitted via email to jackson@earlycollegealliance.info.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Jackson via email at jackson@earlycollegealliance.info.



Contact Us

Early College Alliance

Eastern Michigan University
221 King Hall

Ypsilanti, MI 48197


School Hours
M-F  8:55am – 3:25pm

Half Days 
8:55am – 12:10pm


Office Hours
M-F  8:00am - 4:00pm

(734) 487-4290
Admin. Asst. Crystal Jackson


Principal Dr. Ellen Fischer
Asst. Principal Michelle Peet



Open House

(entering 9th grade)


to sign up!


Shadow Day

(entering 10/11th grade)


to sign up! 

ECA's Vision is to bridge the gap between high school and college, enhancing life outcomes while fostering a democratic society.

ECA's Mission is to empower high school students from diverse backgrounds to earn up to 60 university credits toward a bachelor's degree.

ECA's Values: Social Justice, Strong & Supportive Relationships, Diversity, Growth Mindset, & Individualized Pathways.