Perry Meridian Early College offers the high school graduation requirements set by the Indiana Department of Education and Perry Township.  PMEC students graduate with credentials from Vincennes University and a Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, or a Core 40 with Technical Honors. Prior to graduation, PMEC seniors  present a culminating portfolio as part of the early college program’s graduation requirements.

PMEC currently offers  coursework towards a general studies associate’s degree. This degree program offers base knowledge and skills necessary to move on to achieve a bachelor’s degree.

Vincennes University Certificate and Degree Requirements

Pathway Course Credits Required
Composition 3
Math 3
Speech 3
Lab Science 4
Writing 3
Social Science 3
Humanities 3
Additional 8
Statewide Transfer (STGE) Core 30 Total Credits 30
Social Science 3
L100 Electives 12
L200 Electives 15
Associate Degree Total Credits 60

College Classes (Curriculum)

College classes are available to students based on Accuplacer scores.  Courses are selected based on their ability to transfer, value in associate’s degree, and availability of teachers.  Course selection changes year to year based on a variety of factors.

Recommended Course Sequence Subject to change.

Sample First-year (9th grade) Schedule

First-year early college students will take English 9 CP, Biology CP, Preparing for College and Careers (SSKL 103), and Computer Skills (COMP 110) together. The remainder of their schedule will be based on diploma requirements, student’s interests, and the availability of courses.

Scheduling Scenarios

Scheduling Scenarios

Example 1: Student A is a band student who has been admitted to PMEC. This student is encouraged to free up their fall and spring schedules by taking PE and Health over the summer.

Example 2: Student B earned two credits of Spanish I in the 8th grade. This student will enroll in Spanish II in his/her freshman year.

Second Year and Beyond – Schedule (10th – 12th)

Students will take a few college classes their sophomore year of high school.  As a junior and senior they may be taking up to a full load of college classes. Class offerings are based on course availability and the transferability of classes. Student schedules are based on the individual student’s declared path (associate or STGEC) and academic progression toward high school completion. Associate degree seeking early college students typically pursue a honors high school diploma.

Reduced Cost of Attendance

Tuition for dual credit courses will range from no fee to $25 per credit, depending on whether the course is listed on the Indiana College and Career Pathways. Tuition will be waived for students on the free or reduced lunch program. Tuition for distance education courses will be $75 per credit for all students.

Enrollment begins in grade 9 and continues through grade 12. The core curriculum is 24 credit hours with 36 credit hours in the program major courses, for a total of 60 credit hours. Tuition must be remitted to Perry Meridian High School no later than week 9 of the current semester unless payment arrangements have been made by emailing or

Please remit all checks or money orders to Perry Meridian High School, Attention: Early College Treasurer, 401 W Meridian School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46217. Be sure to write the student’s name on the check or money order. An optional tuition remittance form can be downloaded from the early college website to ensure accurate processing.


Vincennes University has a 2 to 2 agreement with over 250 institutions that will accept their 2 year degree for students seeking to earn a Baccalaureate Degree by attending a 4-year institution for their final two years.

Visit the Core Transfer Library to see how Vincennes credits transfer to other colleges in Indiana.


The PMEC Awards/Recognition is displayed on the EC Brag Board in the Early College area.  In April or May students attending PMEC who are recognized for academic achievements.

Award categories include:

  • President’s List
  • Dean’s List
  • Student Athlete List