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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

High School Outreach Programs

High school students may participate in the following programs and, upon completing the course work, earn college credits documented on an RVCC transcript.

High School Early Credits Program

The High School Early Credits Program at RVCC allows qualified high school students to enroll in college-level courses at any RVCC campus location and receive college credit upon satisfactory completion. To participate, students obtain an Early Credits Program brochure from their guidance office, the RVCC website, or the Admissions Office at the College. After completing the form, obtaining the signature of the high school principal or guidance counselor, and getting a copy of their high school transcript, students should arrange a meeting with an RVCC advisor or counselor. An RVCC advisor or counselor’s signature is required in order to register for the first time. Depending on the course(s) taken, credits may be used to satisfy degree requirements at Raritan Valley Community College or another college. Students must meet prerequisite requirements for all courses.

Concurrent Enrollment Program

Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) is a partnership between Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) and area high schools whereby qualified high school students enroll in a credit-bearing college course at their high school as part of their high school day.

CEP offers numerous advantages for students, faculty and parents. Some of them include enriching and expanding current high school course offerings; allowing for the exploration of college curricula; earning credits towards a college degree; and fostering a seamless transition between high school and postsecondary education.

RVCC offers introductory level courses that typically satisfy basic requirements in a broad range of majors and that have an excellent record of transferability. Each high school, in conjunction with RVCC, determines the course(s) that will be offered through the Concurrent Enrollment Program. These are rigorous college courses using the same course outlines, assignments and examinations as those courses taught on the RVCC campus.

In order to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment Program, a student must have earned at least a B average; have parental consent and guidance counselor approval; take the RVCC Placement Test if enrolling in an English, Math or Foreign Language course (or a course requiring these as a prerequisite); or score at appropriate levels on the SAT or ACT.

For further information about these programs, students should contact the Academic Outreach department at (908) 526-1200, extension 8557.