Accelerating the Opportunity to Attain High School Equivalency & College Credit

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MIBEST@Co-Lin is a program designed for people who have left school without a diploma. We are seeking to help students of all ages who have a desire to get their education back on track.

MIBEST@Co-Lin is unique because students are eligible to complete a high school equivalency diploma while earning college credit toward a Technical Certificate or an Associate in Applied Science Degree at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

MIBEST@Co-Lin students are real college students, with real college opportunities and expectations. Students take dual credit courses at Copiah-Lincoln Community College and earn their high school equivalency diploma and college credits at the same time.

MIBEST@Co-Lin classes will be a combination of Adult Basic Education classes and Career Tech Program classes. All classes are held at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

MIBEST@Co-Lin Navigators and Team Teachers will be available to help you complete the high school equivalency diploma while taking college classes. You will be required to work hard, but will have the support you need for success.

MIBEST@Co-Lin costs may be covered by the Ability to Benefit Pell Grant and other funding streams that will cover the cost of tuition, books, meals, parking and other college fees for eligible students. FAFSA application assistance will be available to students that are eligible for the program.  Private payment will also be accepted.


To be eligible for MIBEST@Co-Lin you must:

  • Be a resident of Mississippi (be able to provide Mississippi Residency documents)
  • Be enrolled in the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes
  • Be ready to engage and to earn a high school equivalency diploma AND college credit
  • Have regular attendance in ABE classes
  • Be committed to work hard to gain employable skills and credentials
  • Complete all required forms


Steps to Enrollment

Step 1:  Enroll in Adult Basic Education Classes at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.  For information on classes call 601-643-8655.  

Step 2: Have excellent attendance in ABE classes.

Step 3: Meet with the College Navigator.

Step 4: Decide on your Career Pathway (see below) and complete MIBEST@Co-Lin application packet.

Automotive Technology

Business Office Technology

Diesel Equipment Technology

Heating and Air Conditioning Technology

Precision Machining Technology

Step 5: Applications will be reviewed by selection committee, which will evaluate the application and determine student acceptance.

Step 6: Participate in an interview session, which helps us get to know you and determine if MIBEST@Co-Lin is the right program for you.

Step 7: Student will sign a MIBEST@Co-Lin Contract and be admitted to the program.


Step 8: Start college credit MIBEST@Co-Lin class!


Contact Information:

Susie J. Patrick, Navigator

601-643-8260 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Evelyn Peavy, Transition Coordinator

601-643-8655 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.