Dual-Enrollment Benefits, Timelines, & Eligibility
Due to the current COVID-19 climate, colleges/universities are still working to determine how instruction for Fall 2020 classes will be delivered. Since these processes are still being determined, information regarding college courses and how/where students can enroll is subject to change. Ewing High will update the information under our dual enrollment program tab as more information from our college partners becomes available.
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 June 10, 2020.
- 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 2020.
- Seniors taking college courses during semester two (spring 2021) will register in November 2020.