Earn college credits while you are in high school through dual enrollment at RCC. Your two options are:
At RCC we offer an Early Admit Program (EAP) to high school seniors who wish to complete their senior year of high school by registering as full-time students at RCC and taking credit courses on campus. For those students who prefer to study part time, we offer a High School Program course with classes available at your high school.
So why not earn college credit and get a head start on your college career?
Early Admit Program for High School Students
- Earn up to 34 credits before graduating high school.
- Financial advantage: start college now, save later!
- Experience college life: join a club, student government or athletic team.
- Find out if you qualify for RCC’s nationally renowned Honors Program.
Who is Eligible?
High school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 80 or 2.66.
You must meet our placement requirements to place into English 101 and Math 101:
- English Requirement: Based on the minimum GPA for admission, all EA applicants will meet the English placement requirement
- Math Requirement: Final grade of 75 or higher in Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, OR Calculus
How to Apply?
- Apply online and choose Early Admit on your application
- Send your most recent high school transcript
Where and What Will I Study?
You will enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credits) and take all your courses at Rockland Community College. Your courses must meet your high school graduation requirements. Consult your HS guidance counselor for details.
How Much Does It Cost?
Regular tuition rates apply.
RCC Early Admit Students are eligible to apply for Federal Pell Grants*, New York State TAP and the Excelsior Scholarship.
You will be required to fill out the 2019-20 FAFSA, the NYS TAP Application and NYS Excelsior Scholarship Application to determine if you qualify for the Pell Grant Dual Enrollment Experiment* and/or New York State aid. If you qualify for a Pell Grant or the Excelsior Scholarship, you attend tuition-free!
*RCC participates in the Pell Grant Dual Enrollment Experiment, enabling eligible low-income high school students the opportunity to earn tuition-free college credit.
To learn more about both programs, contact Admissions at 845-574-4224 or email us at [email protected].
The High School Program (HSP) is open to high school juniors and seniors who wish to register part time (fewer than 12 credits per semester) and take classes either in your high school or at RCC. Sample courses include: Criminal Justice, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, French, Spanish and many more. High School seniors also have the option of enrolling as full-time students through the Early Admit Program.
Who is Eligible?
Students must be concurrently enrolled in a minimum of one course at their high school while taking classes at RCC. Students must place into English 101 or higher, except for students seeking to enroll in Studio Art, Exercise & Human Performance (EHP) or Math courses. Students seeking to register for Math courses must take the Math assessment test and place appropriately for the course they are seeking to take.
Option A: RCC Courses at the High School
Your high school may offer numerous college-level courses for which you will receive RCC credit. If your high school does not offer RCC courses, speak to your guidance counselor. Tuition fees are at a discounted rate.
Complete the RCC High School Program Application at the following link:
RCC High School Program Application
Visit our current Course Offerings page to view the specific courses offered at each of our partner schools.
*** Please direct all academic-related questions to Ms. Jodilynn Greico – Academic Coordinator, at [email protected].
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Contact Phone Number: 845 574-4254
High School Program Instructors
For High School Program Instructors, please log into myRCC to access Faculty/Advisor Self-Service Banner for class rosters, grade submission, etc. If you need assistance, contact the IT Helpdesk at 1-877-241-1823.
Option B: Part-time (fewer than 12 credits) on campus at Rockland Community College.
To learn more about any of our dual-enrollment high school programs, contact Admissions at 845-574-4224 or email us at [email protected].
No High School Diploma? RCC has options for you!
The College offers two paths for individual who do not possess a high school diploma. The 24-credit High School Equivalency (HSE) is a New York State Department of Education program to help people who want to earn a college degree but do not possess a high school diploma. Students attend regular college classes at RCC that are required for the college degree that they choose and earn their HSE with the same college credits that are part of their chosen degree program. Upon completion of the 24 credits required to earn the HSE students do not need to take an HSE test or special HSE classes.
Individuals not interested in starting a college degree program at this time should explore TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion). TASC is a test that measures readiness for college or workforce. When a student passes the TASC they will be issued a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma by New York State Education Department (NYSED).