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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 juniors and seniors 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 signature of the high school principal or guidance counselor, 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 for the first time.

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 Raritan Valley Community College or another college according to the receiving college’s transfer policy.  Courses will be charged at the full tuition rate.  For more information, contact RVCC Admissions at (908) 526-1200, extension 7009.

Concurrent Enrollment Program

Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) is a partnership between Raritan Valley Community College and area high schools. Through this program, high school juniors and seniors 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 theses include benefitting from enriching and expanded 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 have an excellent record of transferability.  Transfer of credit is based on the receiving college’s transfer policies.  Each high school, in conjunction with RVCC, determines the course(s) that will be offered through the Concurrent Enrollment Program.  All CEP courses use 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.  Required paperwork is obtained through a student’s high school.

For further information, contact  Joanne Travaglini, (908) 526-1200, extension 8314 or Joanne.travaglini@raritanval.edu.