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College Credits/High School

At Sussex County Community College, we offer several programs for high school students to earn credits toward a college degree while working on a high school diploma. These programs are available to high school sophomores,  juniors or seniors or *home-schooled students between the ages of 16-18. Students seeking admittance to these program who are younger than 16 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who have an overall B average or higher and demonstrate English proficiency and/or math proficiency through SAT or College Placement Test (Accuplacer) scores will be considered.

Here are some of the advantages of taking college credits while still in high school:

  • Lowers the overall cost of higher education
  • All college and course fees are waived
  • Increases educational opportunities
  • Enhances opportunities for challenging and beneficial work

Concurrent Enrollment Program

The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) is a partnership between the College and area high schools to provide students the chance to enroll in college courses as part of their regular school day. CEP courses are equivalent to those offered at Sussex County Community College, and our administration and faculty monitor the courses to ensure that instruction, curriculum, and grading standards in CEP courses are identical to those sections taught at the College.

The courses offered are general education courses that satisfy basic requirements in a broad range of majors. Each area high school, in conjunction with the College, determines the courses that are offered. For information on what courses are available at your high school, please contact your high school guidance counselor.

Students must meet Placement Test requirements in the following areas:

    • Evidence Based Reading/Writing – SAT of 450 or higher or appropriate Placement Test scores in reading and writing. The Placement Test may be retaken only once.
    • Mathematics – SAT of 500 or higher or appropriate Placement Test scores in basic math and algebra. The Placement Test may be retaken only once.
    • Additional testing is required in College-Level Math (CLM) for pre-calculus, calculus and physics courses. The CLM test may not be retaken.
    • For study guides and additional help in taking the Placement Test, visit sussex.edu/testing/placement.

Follow these Procedures for taking the Placement Test.

  1. Have an SCCC ID Number before your take the Placement Test
  2. Bring your SCCC ID Number and Photo ID the day of the test. Let the Testing Center, (B317), know you are a CEP student.
  3. For questions, contact the Testing Center at 973.300.2155.

Dual Enrollment Program – Pilot Program

The Dual Enrollment program is a pilot program being offered at specific high schools. The program features the same content and course objectives as on-campus courses. The courses are academically rigorous, and the online format allows high school students to gain a head start on their college degree These online courses can also expose students to a wide range of subjects not available in high school. They are taught in the online format by SCCC professors.

Jump Start Program

The Jump Start Program is designed for students currently enrolled as high school juniors or seniors who wish to earn college-level credits prior to graduation. If you fit this description, you can receive a Jump Start Packet at your high school guidance office, from this page (below), or obtain it from our Student Advising and Counseling Center. Upon obtaining signed permission from your high school guidance counselor and parent or legal guardian, you may enroll in up to two college courses (not exceeding 8 credit hours of academic work) per semester during the day or evening.

Upon graduation from high school and enrollment at SCCC, students will have all applicable credits applied toward their associate degree or certificate. If enrolling at a different college or university, students can request an official SCCC transcript to be sent to the other college for credit transfer consideration.

To be considered for the Jump Start program, students must:

  • Meet Placement Test requirements in the following areas:
    • Evidence Based Reading/Writing – SAT of 450 or higher or appropriate Placement Test scores in reading and writing. The Placement Test may be retaken only once.
    • Mathematics – SAT of 500 or higher or appropriate Placement Test scores in basic math and algebra. The Placement Test may be retaken only once.
    • Additional testing is required in College-Level Math (CLM) for pre-calculus, calculus and physics courses. The CLM test may not be retaken.
    • For study guides and additional help in taking the Placement Test, visit sussex.edu/testing/placement.
  • Be recommended by high school guidance counselor
  • Have a parent or guardian grant permission to participate

*Home-schooled students will be required to take and pass the College Placement Test (Accuplacer).

If you meet the academic requirements, you will receive an acceptance letter and be asked to meet with Ryan Cusumota, SCCC Recruiter, to complete your registration.
Download the Jump Start Application Packet

Once students have graduated from high school, they are no longer eligible for these programs.

To find out more about any of these programs contact
Ryan Cusomato
SCCC Recruiter
973.300.2235
rcusomato@sussex.edu.