Early College Programs

Atlantic Cape Offers Programs for High School Students to Earn College Credits.

Choose the program that works best for you!

Three Ways to Earn Your Degree While Still in High School

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Concurrent Enrollment Program

  • Take classes on our campuses or online
  • Earn college credits while earning your high school diploma
  • Get your college degree faster
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Dual Credit Program

  • Take classes at YOUR high school 
  • Earn college credits while earning your high school diploma 
  • Get your college degree faster
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Articulation Agreement Program

  • Take classes at YOUR high school 
  • Earn college credits while earning your high school diploma
  • Earn college credits for the classes when you complete your degree at Atlantic Cape
  • Get your college degree faster

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In order to be considered for admission to Atlantic Cape, a student needs to submit an application. Once a date has been scheduled, Atlantic Cape recruiters will attend high schools to collect applications. While there, recruiters will address students in a group regarding Atlantic Cape degree and non-degree programs, how to prepare for our placement exam, tuition, applying for financial aid as well as the transfer process.


Students are required to meet the testing requirement by taking the ACCUPLACER placement test or by providing sufficient SAT, ACT, or PARCC test scores earned within the last four years. Atlantic Cape’s testing staff will visit each high school to administer the ACCUPLACER, a computer-based exam that assesses students in the areas of reading comprehension, sentence skills, writing, arithmetic and algebra. Course selection will be based on the student’s performance on this exam.

Students are highly encouraged to review for the placement exam so they are well prepared and can visit the College Board website to view sample questions or download the ACCUPLACER Study App.  Students may be exempt from the ACCUPLACER by submitting proof of sufficient SAT, ACT, or PARCC test scores to the Testing Office.  Please refer to the list of placement test exemptions for information about these minimum requirements.

Please note: Students whose native language is not English will be required to take the Oxford Online ESL Placement Test first. The test has a Use of English and a Listening section. Students are also required to write an essay.


Atlantic Cape's advising and counseling staff meet with all high school seniors throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties to schedule courses based on their program of interest and outcome of their placement exam. Students who enroll through Jump Start are at a great advantage because they are able to schedule classes early on in the process. Therefore, they are able to prepare a schedule based around work, family, etc. while classes are still readily available.

For More Information

Contact your high school guidance office or:

Atlantic Cape's Admissions Office

(609) 343-5000