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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 programs 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 or Ryan Cusomato at 973.300.2235 or rcusomato@sussex.edu.

To be considered for the Concurrent Enrollment Program, students must meet placement test requirements in one of the following areas:

  • SAT scores (450 Critical Reading and Writing, 500 Math)
  • ACT scores (23 English, 23 Reading, 23 Math)
  • Passing Accuplacer scores
  • 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.
Note: Not all classes require placement testing, contact your guidance department for the list of courses that do not require testing.

  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 to Sussex County students in the fall 2017 semester. 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.

The courses offered for the fall 17 semester are:

ECON101 – Macroeconomics
HIST101 – History of Western Civilization I
HUMN101 – Survey of World Culture
PSYC101 – Intro to Psychology
SOCA101 – Intro to Sociology

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, download the Jump Start Application Packet. 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 one of the following areas:

  • SAT scores (450 CRW, 500 Math)
  • ACT scores (16 English, 20 Reading, 20 Math)
  • PARCC scores of (Math 4 or 5, Reading & Writing 4 or 5)
  • Passing Accuplacer scores
  • 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).
*Not all classes require placement testing, contact Ryan Cusomato rcusomato@sussex.edu for a list of courses that do not require testing

If you meet the academic requirements, you will receive an acceptance letter and be asked to meet with Kathleen Gallichio to complete your registration.

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
973.300.2235
rcusomato@sussex.edu