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 allows qualified high school juniors and seniors 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 according to the receiving college’s transfer policy. Students must meet prerequisite requirements for all courses. Students who enroll in the High School Early Credits Program pay a significantly reduced tuition. The first course in the semester is offered at $175. Any additional courses will be charged at the full tuition rate. The application fee will be waived for all Early Credit courses.
Concurrent Enrollment Program
Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) is a partnership between Raritan Valley Community College and area high schools. Through this program, high school junior and senior students meeting appropriate academic requirements take courses on their local high school campus and earn academic credit that simultaneously fulfills high school graduation requirements and college credit requirements.
CEP offers numerous advantages for students, faculty and parents. Some of them include benefitting from enriching and expanding high school course offerings; allowing for the exploration of college curricula; earning credits toward a college degree; paying a significantly reduced tuition of $175 each for all CEP courses; and fostering a seamless transition between high school and postsecondary education. The application fee will be waived for all CEP courses.
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 at least a B average, parental consent, guidance counselor approval, and appropriate RVCC Placement Test scores if enrolling in an English, Math, or foreign language course (or a course requiring these as a prerequisite). The placement test may be waived with suitable levels on the SAT or ACT.
For further information, contact Tarana Chapple, (908) 526-1200, extension 8557 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Joanne Travaglini, (908) 526-1200, extension 8314 or email@example.com, or visit the Early College web page.