Dual-Enrollment Benefits, Timelines, & Eligibility
Why take a dual-enrollment college course?
At Ewing High School, eligible students can take up to 5 college courses while they are high school students through the Dual-Enrollment Program. The opportunity to take college courses while in high school has numerous benefits. The biggest advantage is that is it allows students to get a feel for what college courses entail and the college atmosphere before they are full-time college students. Here are additional benefits for taking college courses:
- College courses are given Advanced Placement (AP) credit and weighting at EHS
- Dual-enrollment students have an opportunity to receive transferable college credits before being a full-time college student
- The price to take a college course through the Senior only dual-enrollment program is a minimal tuition cost of $150 per class. Students who participate in the online EHS-Sponsored College Course incur no cost. Students are responsible for the cost of books and course materials.
- Dual-enrollment students have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from college level professors and students
- Dual-enrollment students in the senior only program have the choice to take their college course online (MCCC only) or in-person at three local colleges: The College of New Jersey, Rider University, and Mercer County Community College
Semester 1 College Courses (seniors only):
- Seniors can take up to two college courses during this semester, as long as their schedule allows
- Registration for semester 1 college courses will take place in May/June of the preceding spring semester.
- Registration forms due to school counselor by June 2022.
- Semester 1 college courses run from August/September until December
Semester 2 College Courses (seniors & EHS sponsored college course)
- Seniors can take up to two college courses during this semester, as long as their schedule allows; students taking the EHS sponsored college course must take their one course online (but remain at school)
- Registration for semester 2 college courses will take place in November
- Registration forms due to school counselor in December (deadline TBD)
- Semester 2 college courses run from January until May
Who can take a college course?
- Students cannot have any level 3 or 4 conduct or an OSS infractions during the preceding semester.
- Students cannot have earned an NCA, for any class, in the preceding semester.
- Students must have at least 100 credits and a 3.0 GPA by the end of junior year.
- Senior students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher can enroll in:
- TCNJ course (on campus classes only)
- Rider course (on campus classes only)
- MCCC courses (on campus & online classes)
- Students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher can enroll in:
- MCCC courses (on campus classes only)
- Students should choose entry level courses (100 or 101 level). These courses are the most easily transferable to other colleges/universities.
How many college courses can I take as a senior?
- Eligible seniors can take up to four college courses (two per semester).
How do I register for my college courses?
- There are two different registration windows:
- Seniors taking college courses during semester one (fall 2020) will register in June 2022.
- Seniors taking college courses during semester two (spring 2021) will register in November 2022.