Berrien County 5th Year Early Middle College Program

Get a head start on college and in life by earning substantial college credit or certificate for FREE, while you're still in high school through the Berrien County 5th Year Early/Middle College program.  Tuition, books, and fees are provided at no cost to students and families! 

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Contact Information

Early/Middle College Consultant
Melissa Springsteen 
(269) 471-7725, ext. 3304

  • Students and their families should also contact their local high school counselor/guidance office. 


Cohort 6 (Class of 2024)- July 12-16, 2021


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Berrien RESA, Lake Michigan College and Southwestern Michigan College comply with all federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all requirements and regulations of the United States Department of Education and the Michigan State Department of Education.