Apr 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Catalog

High School Outreach Programs


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


High School Early Credits Program

The High School Early Credits Program allows qualified high school students in grades 9-12 with a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average to enroll in college-level courses at RVCC and to earn college credit upon satisfactory completion. To participate, students obtain an Early Credits Program Registration/Agreement Form from the RVCC website. After completing the form, obtaining the parent or guardian signature, RVCC Admissions to the Early Cerdit Advisor, and getting a copy of their high school transcript, students should apply online and arrange a meeting with an RVCC advisor or counselor. An RVCC advisor or counselor’s signature is required in order to register every semester.

Students must meet prerequisite requirements for all courses.  Some courses may require proof of prerequisite testing/placement. Depending on the course(s) taken, credits may be used to satisfy degree requirements at RVCC or another college according to the receiving college’s transfer policy.  Courses will be charged at the full tuition rate.  For forms and more information, please refer to the College’s website or the RVCC Admissions Office at (908) 526-1200, option 2.


Concurrent Enrollment Program

The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) is a partnership between Raritan Valley Community College and area high schools. This program is largely offered to high school juniors and seniors who have appropriate academic requirements to take courses with their local high school and earn academic credit that simultaneously fulfills high school graduation requirements and college credit requirements. Each high school, in conjunction with RVCC, determines the course(s) that will be offered through the Concurrent Enrollment Program.

Students who participate in CEP earn college credits, receive significantly reduced tuition rate, enhance their opportunities for challenging work, set themselves apart from other college applicants, and prepare for their future college education or career.  College credits earned can be applied toward RVCC degree programs or may be transferred to other colleges and universities across the nation in accordance with the receiving colleges’ transfer policies.

In order to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment Program, a student must have at least a B average, parental consent, guidance counselor approval, and satisfy RVCC placement guidelines if enrolling in an English, math, or foreign language course (or a course requiring these as a prerequisite).  The placement test may be waived for certain courses if a student has received appropriate scores on the SAT, ACT or NJSLA Algebra II Test.

Please contact the high school for further information about CEP course offerings, eligibility requirements, and other registration details.