College Credits/High School

At Sussex, we offer three Early College Advancement programs for high school students to earn credits toward a college degree while working on a high school diploma. These programs are available to 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.

Advantages of taking college credits in high school:

  • Lowers the overall cost of higher education
  • 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.
Classes cost $75 per credit, a large savings over the cost of your education. Concurrent Registration Form 18, click to download.

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

  • SAT scores (500 Math, 450 Critical Reading and Writing)
  • ACT scores (23 English, 23 Reading, 23 Math)
  • Passing Placement Test (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

For more information please contact your high school guidance counselor or Ryan Cusomato at 973.300.2235 or

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

The Dual Enrollment program is a pilot program being offered to Sussex County, NJ and Pike County, PA students. 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 cost is only $225 per class with no additional fees which is a 50% reduction in tuition cost as a Jump Start Student. That’s a tremendous savings off the cost of your college education. The added benefit is that there is no Placement Test required. The courses available during the fall and spring semesters include:

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 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.

There is a 50% reduction in tuition cost as a Jump Start Student

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 eligible for the Jump Start Program the applicant must:

  • Be a high school student or home-schooled student between 16–18 years of age. Students who are younger than 16 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • SAT Scores: Evidence Based Reading/Writing – SAT of 450 or higher or appropriate Placement Test scores in reading and writing.
    Mathematics – SAT of 500 or higher or appropriate Placement Test scores in basic math and algebra. The Placement Test may be retaken only once.
  • ACT Scores: (23 English, 23 Reading, 23 Math)
  • Take the College Level Math Accuplacer Exam at SCCC if enrolling into Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or Physics
  • Have parental/guardian grant permission to participate

Students who do not currently meet some of the Academic Requirements but who are recommended for acceptance must agree to take the College Placement Test at Sussex. Please contact the Testing Center to set up an appointment at 973-300-2155. The Placement Test may be retaken only once.
Documentation will then be reviewed by SCCC’s Recruiter.

  • *Home-schooled students will be required to take and pass the College Placement Test (Accuplacer).
  • *Not all classes require placement testing, contact Ryan Cusomato for a list of courses that do not require testing.
  • 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