Frequently Asked Questions


Dual credit courses are taught by high school teachers at the high school. Dual credit courses offer the opportunity to meet high school requirements while simultaneously earning college credit. Atlantic Cape tuition for dual credit is only $59.30 a credit – nearly a 60% savings! Check out which courses are offered at your high school and how to register on our dual credit page.

Concurrent courses are taught by Atlantic Cape faculty offered at the high school campus, online, or at one of the Atlantic Cape campuses. Tuition is only $105 per credit – nearly a 30% savings. Talk to your guidance counselor about which concurrent courses are currently offered through your high school.

The Early College Application for dual credit is due by JANUARY 14, 2023. Once you have completed your application and created a Self-Service account you are ready to register. When you log into Self-Service, click the white button that says “Register.” Registration for the 2022-23 school year opens on March 15 and closes on May 15, 2023.

Register for the courses you are currently taking in high school that are eligible for college credit. You will make payment once you register for your courses. Dual credit courses are only $59.30 per credit – nearly a 60% savings!

Atlantic Cape does not have any partnership with homeschool students for Early College programs, but we homeschool students are able to enroll as regular Atlantic Cape students and begin taking college classes. Find out more information about admissions for homeschooled students at Atlantic Cape.

As an Atlantic Cape and Early College student, the expectations and responsibilities are:

  • Completing the application process (talk to your guidance counselor)
  • Meeting deadlines for both high school and Atlantic Cape
  • Communicating to Atlantic Cape any questions about dual enrollment registration, classes, credit, etc.
  • Checking your Atlantic Cape Buccaneer email, Self-Service account, and personal email regularly for important communications

As a parent to an Atlantic Cape and Early College student, the expectations and responsibilities are:

  • Talking to your student about the rigor and expectation of a college-level course
  • Encouraging your student to seek help from tutoring and other campus resources
  • Communicating with your student regularly about deadlines
  • Encouraging your student to advocate for themselves

As an Early College student, you have access to all of Atlantic Cape's student activities and resources! You can:

To earn college credit, students must pass a dual enrollment class with a C (70-76%) or better. The grade earned will be part of the student's college academic record.

For concurrent courses, students' grades will appear along with course credits on a student's Atlantic Cape transcript. To view your Atlantic Cape transcript, log into your Atlantic Cape Self-Service account.

Atlantic Cape offers numerous associate degree and certificate programs with only 60 required credits to graduate. Participating in an Early College program will save you hundreds of dollars in tuition while giving you a running start to explore degree and career pathways. Use your acquired college credit towards an associate degree at Atlantic Cape!

In New Jersey, public colleges are required to accept associate degrees for related programs. Most colleges across the country may accept up to sixty transfer credits. Check out your New Jersey transfer options at

All colleges reserve the right to accept dual enrollment college credits. If a student plans to attend a four-year university out of state, it is strongly recommended that the student contacts the university of intent to inquire about dual credit courses that will be considered for acceptance.

For More Information

For more questions, contact:
Kayla Scannell
Senior Manager, Early College Programs