Concurrent Credit Courses

When high school students take an Atlantic Cape course, it is referred to as an "concurrent credit course." These courses vary from semester to semester and are scheduled in consultation with each area high school guidance office. For the most up-to-date list of Atlantic Cape courses being offered at your high school, please contact your guidance counselor. 
 

Benefits of Taking a Concurrent Credit Course at Atlantic Cape

  • Concurrent courses are offered in a wide range of subject areas and allow high school students to explore potential areas of study or careers (e.g. Culinary, Aviation, or Computer Science)

  • Tuition is offered at a reduced rate and varies by course location:
    • Courses taught at the high school or online are $105 per credit
    • Courses taught at an Atlantic Cape Campus are $146.10 per credit plus fees (tuition rates are higher for Aviation Studies and Culinary Arts courses )

  • As with dual credit courses, students earn college and high school credit simultaneously for each course successfully completed

  • Credit earned can be applied toward an Atlantic Cape degree or certification OR students may transfer the credit to another college in or out-of-state

Facts and Details

  • Students must first APPLY to Atlantic Cape using the High School Application before registering for their concurrent course

  • As a high school student, you may need to meet academic placement requirements prior to registering for a concurrent course. Academic placement is determined by one of the following means:
    --SAT scores (minimum is 530 in Math & 450 in EBRW)
    --ACT scores (minimum is 22 in Math and 18 in English with 22 Reading score)
    --Take the ACCUPLACER exam (call 609-343-5099 or email testing@atlantic.edu)

    For more information on academic placement, visit the Assessment Center.

  • Atlantic Cape's payment, drop, and withdrawal deadlines apply to all concurrent courses. See the ACADEMIC CALENDAR for a list of current deadlines. 

  • Students' grades will appear along with the course credits on their Atlantic Cape transcript. To view your Atlantic Cape transcript, login to your Atlantic Cape Self Service account. 

  • High School students cannot take more than 11 credits per semester.

  • High school students are not eligible for financial aid but several other funding opportunities often exist. Talk to your high school guidance department to see if tuition funds are available. 
 

For More Information

Contact your high school guidance office or:

CHRISTINE MATOS

Director, High School Initiatives
Email: cmatos@atlantic.edu
Phone: 609-343-5687
Meet Our Local High School Students Earning College Credits

Meet Andy Caceres

andy caceres Andy Caceres is a junior at Pleasantville High School and enrolled in the "Early College" student program, he took advantage of the dual and concurrent credit programs at Atlantic Cape. Andy takes classes remotely at Atlantic Cape while still attending high school. He knows the programs allow him to get a head start earning his college degree. This opportunity was something he felt had to take advantage of, “not many schools offer this program and I felt it would be a shame to miss out on it. Andy feels enrolling in the program has benefited him in many ways. “I take college classes not typically offered at high schools, earn credits for free, all while experiencing college life. The program at Atlantic Cape has given me a leg up when it comes to college, it has helped me become a better writer, reader, and problem solver.”