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 offered at Atlantic and Cape May county high schools, and concurrent credit courses offered online or at one of Atlantic Cape's three campuses. 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 count toward their Atlantic Cape degree.

Explore Your 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 an Atlantic Cape campus. 

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

Get Started Today

STEP 1: Apply 
Create an Atlantic Cape account and complete the High School application. You will receive an acceptance letter with your student ID number and login credentials.

STEP 2: Take the ACCUPLACER Exam  Only required if you take an Atlantic Cape course
Students taking Atlantic Cape courses while still in high school, "concurrent courses," need to take the Accuplacer or submit their SAT, ACT, or PSAT scores for an exemption. Click here for more details. 

STEP 3: Register
Meet with your high school guidance counselor to plan for the dual or concurrent credit course you'd like to take. Prior to the start of the semester, you will receive an email from Atlantic Cape indicating that it's time to log into your Atlantic Cape account and click to approve your schedule. It's that easy!

Resources for High School Students

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

Transferring Atlantic Cape Credit
Are you taking a dual credit course but you are not sure if you want to attend Atlantic Cape? Because you registered for dual credit, you have started a college transcript and therefore you can transfer the credit to most two and four year schools. 

Library and Tutoring
If you are registered for an Atlantic Cape course through your high school you qualify for free tutoring services and may use any of our library databases. 


For More Information

Contact your high school guidance office or:


Director, High School Initiatives
Phone: 609-343-5687