Early College Programs

Atlantic Cape's Early College programming provides multiple avenues of opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while simultaneously earning their high school diploma. These avenues include dual credit courses taught by high school teachers at Atlantic and Cape May county high schools, and concurrent credit courses taught by Atlantic Cape faculty online or at the high school. Atlantic Cape has also established articulation agreements with local high schools which allow students who matriculate to Atlantic Cape to have certain courses taken during high school evaluated for college credit toward their Atlantic Cape degree.

Learn more about the different options for earning college credit while in high school

Program Options

Dual Credit Courses
Take an Atlantic Cape Community College course at your high school.

Concurrent Credit Courses
Take an Atlantic Cape Community College course taught by our faculty either online or at your high school. 

Articulation Agreements
Learn more about earning college credit when you transfer certain high school credits to Atlantic Cape Community College. 

Did you know that when you register for dual credit you have access to Atlantic Cape student resources?

Atlantic Cape Student Resources
From this page you'll find links to our academic advising, career advising tools, campus events, and more.

Library and Tutoring
High School students registered for dual credit have access to Atlantic Cape's free tutoring services and library resources.

NJ Transfer
Are you taking a dual credit course but you are not sure if you want to attend Atlantic Cape? NJ Transfer is the go to resource to learn how your community college credits will transfer to other two and four year colleges in New Jersey. Additionally, check out the transfer agreements Atlantic Cape has with several other colleges in and outside of New Jersey.

Dual Credit Course Approval Process and Guidelines

Information for High School Administrators

Dual credit means that a student is enrolled at two institutions and receives transcripted credit for the course both at the high school as well as the sponsoring college. Research indicates that students who complete dual credit courses are “more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in a four-year postsecondary institution, and persist in college.” By providing a pathway for students to move seamlessly between K–12 and postsecondary systems, dual credit promotes greater support for students’ college aspirations and greater collaboration between high schools and colleges.

Following federal and state initiatives to provide pathways to help students transition from high school to college, Atlantic Cape Community College has streamlined its process for dual credit course approval. Please review the Dual Credit Course Approval Guidelines for more information on the dual credit course approval process, timeline for course approval, and the discipline specific qualifications required of the high school instructor assigned to dual credit courses.

For More Information

Contact your high school guidance office or:

Kayla Scannell
Senior Manager, Early College Programs
Email: kscannel@atlantic.edu